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Fees and funding 2014

One of the first questions many prospective DMU candidates ask about going to university is ‘How much will it all cost'? The truth is, going to university requires a substantial investment in your future, in terms of tuition fees, living expenses and some additional costs you may incur during the course of your studies. However, there is plenty of financial support available to students.

Tuition fees

Home/EU students
BA/BSc (Hons)/MPharm/MDes degree £9,000 per year
Foundation degree and HND at DMU £6,000 per year
Foundation degree at Confetti £7,800 per year
Part-time £5,925 per year for a
four year course,
£3,950 per year for a
six year course and 
£988 per 15 credits.
Placement year £650 per year
Erasmus+ students studying abroad
for a full academic year 2014/15
No tuition fees

DMU fees are set at a level that ensures students receive a degree experience which is high quality and distinctive, provides first-rate facilities and a fantastic student experience. |

For further information on our Tuition Fee Charging and Refunding Policy please click here.|

Additional Costs

It is likely there will be some additional costs wherever you choose to study. Here at DMU, we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist laboratories and studios.  However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs, which vary from course to course. We provide full details of all course fees, but these extra costs may include general living expenses, field trips, travel for work placement opportunities, materials, additional text books and others such as supplementary printing

Tuition fee loans

Tuition fees do not need to be paid upfront and are paid with a government loan which only begins to be repaid after graduation when earnings reach more than:

  • £404 per week
  • £1,750 per month
  • £21,000 per year

The amount paid back depends on the amount earned and is likely to be nine per cent of income above £21,000 e.g.

  • An income of £21,500, sees the 9% calculation applied to £500, which means a monthly repayment of £4
  • An income of £24,000, sees the 9% calculation applied to £3,000, which means a monthly repayment of £23
  • An income of £30,000, sees the 9% calculation applied to £9,000, which means a monthly repayment of £68
 

NHS funding

If you wish to study an NHS funded course, such as Nursing or Midwifery, and want to find out if you are eligible for an NHS bursary, visit nhsbsa.nhs.co.uk/students | .

N.B. NHS funded courses may not be eligible for some of the other financial packages.

National Scholarship Programme (NSP)

For 2014/15 we will be awarding up to 619 NSPs to first year students. The NSP for 2014/15 provides students with a £1,000 cash bursary in year one, £500 in year two and £500 in the final year of study.

There is no need to to apply for the NSP as awards will be automatically awarded. For further information visit the National Scholarship Programme web page | .

#DMUglobal High Flyers Award

#DMUglobal | is a ground-breaking initiative which offers students enriching international experiences during their studies.

The High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a £500 discount, redeemable against any #DMUglobal opportunity. To qualify, students will need to be starting an undergraduate course in September 2014, make DMU their firm UCAS choice and achieve 320 UCAS points or more from three A Levels or equivalent. 

For more information and terms and conditions visit the #DMUglobal High Flyers award page | .

Access to Higher Education Scholarship

The Access to Higher Education Scholarship is available to students accepted onto a course with an Access to HE qualification (where it is an entry requirement for the course). It is worth £1,000 per year (excluding placement years) to home students studying full time and paying a tuition fee of £7,950 or £9,000.

Loans and grants

The government provides extra support for students, to help with living costs and provide additional support during studies, through the Maintenance Loan and Maintenance Grant. 

2014 Maintenance Loan

A proportion of the Maintenance Loan is based on your household income and is different to the tuition fee loan. The maximum available for students starting in 2014/15 is:

  • £5,555 if you live away from home
  • £4,418 if you live at home

As with the tuition fee loan, you will only start to repay the loan after you have graduated and earning at least £21,000.

2014 Maintenance Grant

You don't have to pay this grant back, and is based on your household income. For 2014 entry, if a student's family income is £25,000 or less, they receive a full grant of £3,387. If their family's income is between £25,001 and £42,620 they receive a partial grant on a sliding scale.

The amount of Maintenance Grant received also effects how much of the Maintenance Loan students are entitled to; please see direct.gov.uk/studentfinance | for further information.

Part-time students

The part-time funding package is yet to be announced for 2014/15.

In 2013/14 all eligible part-time undergraduates who studied for at least 25 per cent of the full-time equivalent course (at DMU this is 30 credits per year), could apply for a loan to cover the cost of tuition so no longer had to pay upfront.

Part-time students are not eligible for maintenance support. 

Useful websites

direct.gov.uk/studentfinance |

Details of the Government’s student funding package and where to apply for funding. 

ucas.com/students/studentfinance |

General information including help with managing student budgets.

For more information call +44 (0)116 257 7513.

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