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Fee and bursary limits (including exceptions) and state support thresholds

The tables below show fee and bursary levels and state support for both the current academic year and previous years. Please see the notes for details of exceptions.

Fee levels for English students at English institutions:

NEW SYSTEM (including part-time)
Year Maximum fee  Basic fee  Higher fee income per student   Inflation (%) Placement/year abroad  Full support grant Full support threshold Partial support threshold
2015-16 £9,000 £6,000 £3,000 3.34  

£1,350 for Erasmus year/study year abroad 

£1,800 for sandwich years 

£3,387 £25,000  £42,620 

2015-16

(part-time)

£6,750 £4,500 £2,250

-

N/A N/A N/A
2014-15 £9,000 £6,000 £3,000 3.1

£1,350 for Erasmus year/study year abroad 

£1,800 for sandwich years 

£3,387 £25,000 £42,620

2014-15

(part-time)

£6,750 £4,500 £2,250 - N/A N/A N/A

 

2013-14

 

£9,000

 

£6,000

 

£3,000

3.22

 

£4,500

 

£3,354

 

£25,000

 

£42,611

2013-14

(part-time)

£6,750 £4,500 £2,250 - N/A N/A N/A

 

2012-13

 

£9,000

 

£6,000

 

£3,000

N/A

 

£4,500

 

£3,250

 

£25,000

 

£42,600

2012-13

(part-time)

£6,750 £4,500 £2,250 - N/A N/A N/A

 

OLD SYSTEM
Year % Fee increase Maximum fee Basic fee Higher fee income per student Placement year/year abroad Full support grant  Minimum bursary  Full support threshold Partial support threshold
2015-16  - £3,465 £1,380 £2,085 £1,725 £3,110 £347

£25,000

£18,360 
(continuing students)

£50,706

£39,571
£61,047
(continuing students) 

2014-15 - £3,465 £1,380 £2,085 £1,725 £3,110 £347

£25,000

£18,360 
(continuing students)

£50,706

£39,571
£61,047
(continuing students)

2013-14 - £3,465  £1,380 £2,085 £1,725 £3,080 £347

£25,000

£18,360
(continuing students)

£50,706

£39,571
£61,047
(continuing students)

2012-13 2.69 £3,465 £,1380 £2,085 £1,725 £2,984 £347

£25,000

£18,360

(continuing students)

£50,695

£39,570
£61,047
(continuing students)

2011-12 2.7 rounded down to nearest £5 £3,375 £1,345 £2,030 £1,680 £2,906 £338

£25,000

£18,360

(continuing students)

£50,020

£39,333
£60,032

(continuing students)

2010-11 2.04 £3,290 £1,310 £1,980 £1,640 £2,906 £329

£25,000

£18,360

(continuing students)

£50,020

£39,333
£60,032

(continuing students)

 2009-10 2.6  £3,225 £1,285 £1,940 £1,610 £2,906 £319

£25,000

£18,360

(continuing students)

£50,020

£39,333
£60,032

(continuing students)

2008-09 2.5 £3,145 £1,255 £1,890 £1,570 £2,835 £310

£25,000

£18,360

(continuing students)

£60,005

£39,305

(continuing students)

 

2007-08

 

2.33

 

£3,070

 

£1,225

 

£1,845

 

£1,535

 

£2,765 

 

£305

 

£17,910

 

£38,330

 

 2006-07

 

N/A

 

£3,000 

 

£1,200

 

£1,800

 

£1,500

 

£2,700

 

£300

 

£17,500

 

£37,425

Further information is available from Student Finance England’s Practitioners’ resources.

There is information and guidance about tuition fee regulations on the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s website.

Notes on exceptions:

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