Three students drinking coffee in Graze

Funding your studies

Studying for a degree at Hartpury is a great investment for your future. It’s really important for you to have a plan on how you'll finance your studies.

You’ll also need to budget to ensure you have sufficient money for living costs including transport, accommodation, meals and other expenses while you study.

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Finance guide

Understanding your finances is a big part of a student's experience. We've prepared a guide to help you, to make sure you’re up to date with the latest information regarding funding your studies, including student loans and other financial support packages available to you.

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

Cost of living

We understand that the cost of living is a key consideration when deciding whether or not to pursue university study and everything that comes with it. At Hartpury University, we aim to support our students wherever possible.

Utility bills and contents insurance at no extra charge

There are a range of options available to suit all budgets and requirements, both on and off campus, all of which include contents insurance at no extra charge. All utilities (heating, lighting, water supply) are also included within Hartpury-managed accommodation on and off campus, as well as TV Licence fees within communal areas on campus. There are also opportunities to fund your studies as a Residential Support Assistant, a role that includes free accommodation.

Blackfriars living space, a male and female student sat opposite chatting

Free campus car parking available and subsidised buses

Free campus car parking is available with a permit, as well as a subsidised bus service between our campus and the City of Gloucester. You can also make use of nationwide initiatives. The 16-25 Railcard is available to 16 to 25 year olds, or mature students — 26 years or older — in full-time study. National Express also offers a Young Persons Coachcard (16-26 and/or full-time students) and discounts through UNiDAYS and TOTUM.

Bus Transport Image Bus In Bus Stop

Warm and welcoming communal facilities open 24/7

There are plenty of locations on campus that are open 24/7 and provide warm environments in which to study and socialise, including our Study Lounge and Learning Centre, where you can also charge your devices for free. Graze and Legends, which broadcasts Sky TV, are also available. Our sports and equine academies provide shower facilities free of charge to all students.

Students In Study Lounge

Support with food, drink and essentials

Affordable food and drink options are always available in our campus catering outlets — including our new Graze facility, and a loyalty points scheme is available to students who use Upay via their ID cards. Our facilities also have microwaves and hot water for tea/coffee available at no charge. We also offer free sanitary products to all students. UNiDAYS and TOTUM provide student discounts at high street chains for food and essentials, among other offers.

Group of students having a meal in Graze

Student life

Students In Graze

Support and wellbeing

Student Support staff member sat opposite a student


Blackfriars living space, a male and female student sat opposite chatting