Financing your studies

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The words ‘student finance’ might sound scary. But don’t worry, we’re here to you help you understand how it all works, and what you need to do next.

Firstly, check if you’re eligible for a student loan. There’s some great information and advice on the Government student finance website. This will also show you were to go to apply for student finance if you’re living in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man.

Remember, you don’t need to wait for your offer to be confirmed, you can apply for your student loan as soon as you’re ready – you could even start now!

You can apply for a maintenance loan to help you with your living costs – accommodation, travel, food and drink, social life. There’s a minimum amount you can have, but you may be able to borrow more depending on your household income. You’ll apply for this on the Government student finance website at the same time as you apply for your loan.

PAYING BACK YOUR LOAN

The earliest you’ll start to repay your student loan is on 6 April the year after you finish your course, and that’s only if you’re earning over the £26,568 threshold (£553 a week / £2,214 a month). When your repayments start, you’ll pay back 9% of anything you earn over the threshold.

For example, if you earn £28,000 per year, you will pay back 9% of £1,432, which is £128 per year - that's just 10 per month.

Your repayments will come straight out of your pay, you’ll see them in your pay slip. If your earnings drop below the threshold, you’ll stop paying.

Read more on the Government student finance website.

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Information for international students

Studying for a degree at Hartpury is a great investment for your future.

Now that you’ve received your offer, it’s really important for you to have a plan on how you will finance your studies whilst studying with us, including your tuition fees and living costs.

We've included everything you need to know in the drop-down options below.

Don’t forget, we’re here to help you at every stage if you have any questions.

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International tuition fees are £13,000 per year. Half of your first year tuition fee is paid before you arrive in order to obtain your visa and the rest can be paid in instalments.

We offer an all-inclusive fee package of £25,000 for our first-year international students. This enables you to pay the bulk of the ‘extras’ in advance so you have less to organise!

This package covers the following for your first year at Hartpury:

  • your first-year tuition fees
  • accommodation deposit
  • accommodation
  • meals: three meals a day, seven days a week
  • bedlinen (including pillows and duvet)
  • crockery and cutlery pack
  • gym membership
  • transfers between the airport to Hartpury at the start of year and at holidays.

In addition to paying your tuition fees, you’ll need to budget to ensure you have sufficient money for living costs including; travel to and from the UK, accommodation, meals and other living expenses while you are here. On the next page, you will find a rough guideline to help you decide on your budget.

You may be eligible for grants and bursaries in your home country, so check on your local government website if there are any routes for helping you to finance your degree, such as loans and scholarships. If you are from the USA, Hartpury is eligible to certify Federal Direct Loan applications (FAFSA); in Canada we are recognised by the Ontario Student Aid Program and Alberta Student Aid.

As part of your visa conditions, you can work for up to 20 hours a week during term time. Our Students’ Union advertises lots of opportunities to earn extra money, many of them right on campus. You could take on a student ambassador role, work at Legends Bar, assist in the Equine Academy or work as a student warden. You can also find your own part-time work off campus.

Keep your bank balance topped up

There are plenty of opportunities to work at Hartpury while you’re here. If you’re passionate and motivated, our Student Ambassador scheme could be a great way to earn money while working flexibly around your studies. You could be helping at recruitment events such as open days or careers fairs, sharing your expertise and experience with potential students, or doing office work with the marketing team. Our Innovation, Careers and Enterprise team also advertise part-time job opportunities to boost your CV and earn you some extra spending money.