Fees and funding 2013
If you’re thinking about coming to De Montfort University (DMU) in 2013, money will be on your mind. The government has significantly cut higher education funding, and because of this, universities have to charge students the full cost of their courses.
There is, however, plenty of funding available to support students with both tuition and living costs. The following pages have everything you need to know about fees and funding here at De Montfort University.
For further expert advice, please visit Money Saving Expert’s student finance website|, or contact our Student Finance and Welfare team|.
For a quick estimate of your fees and funding, visit the Money Saving Expert’s Student Finance Calculator.|
Find out more about our fee charging and refunding policy|.
Clearing and student finance
Still to apply for finance?
If you get a place at university or college through the Clearing process and haven’t applied for student finance you need to apply right away. Apply now by logging into your online account at gov.uk/studentfinance|
Student Finance England will do their best to make sure you get some of your student finance as close as possible to the start of term but the sooner you apply the better.
Already applied for student finance?
If you’ve already applied for student finance but your course, university or college have changed through Clearing you’ll need to let Student Finance England know as it could affect what you’re entitled to.
Full-time students can make changes to their course, college or university details online. To make a change log into your online account then My Account > Make changes to my 13/14 application > Change your course. Part-time and postgraduate students will need to send a form.
Got a student finance related Clearing question?
Student Finance England will be holding dedicated ‘Clearing Clinics’ on Facebook (facebook.com/SFEngland|) and on The Student Room to support students who have any questions about their student finance applications.
Funding available for undergraduate students in 2013
We are committed to ensuring talented students have the opportunity to study at university and so we have launched a package of more than £20 million of financial support, outreach and retention activities over three years. We have also recently invested over £8 million in a new leisure centre and learning zones.
We will also significantly enhance employability and skills development support for all students at DMU, including an exciting new internship/placement programme to boost job prospects for all students.
Fees information for undergraduate students in 2013
We have set our BA/BSc/LLB tuition fees for 2013/14 at £9,000 in order to maintain and enhance our work transforming the lives of students. This will allow us to continue to invest in the student experience, while representing value for money for all students, regardless of financial circumstances. Our Foundation Degree fees are not yet finalised for 2013 entry, but will be added to our partner colleges pages| soon.
Art and Design Foundation course
The Art and Design Foundation course is not a Foundation Degree; the course is classified as further education, and the fees are as follows:
Under 19 on 31/08/13: FREE
19 and over on 31/08/13: £920
Please note that students on the Art and Design Foundation course are not eligible for any of the student funding packages or DMU awards i.e. grants/loans and bursaries/scholarships.
We have set the BA/BSc/LLB tuition fees for 2013/14 at £5,925 / year for a 4 year course and £3,950 for a 3 year course (this equals £988 per 15 credit module).
For further information on the funding available to part-time students, please visit Student Finance England|.
Students studying an NHS accredited course may be able to access a range of means and non-means tested bursaries, fee payments and grants. Please click here| for further information about how you can be financially supported through your studies.
Students on an Erasmus exchange or placement
If you are on an Erasmus scheme, you will not be charged any fees during your year abroad and will still be eligible for DMU bursaries and scholarships. If you take a sandwich year placement, you will be charged fees of £650 for the year, and will not have access to any DMU scholarships and bursaries unless you are a care leaver or estranged.