Cost of Attendance


Each academic year, the Student Financial Support Team establishes standard student budgets that use cost of attendance (COA) estimates for awarding financial aid funds.

You may borrow up to the cost of attendance and no more.

The full-time COA in 2014-15 is:

  • for undergraduate students (this is usually calculated for 9 months) - £9,100 plus tuition fees
  • for postgraduate students (this is usually calculated for 12 months) - £11,200 plus tuition fees

These amounts include accommodation, food, books and supplies, house-hold, personal, utilities, mobile phone, insurance, sports and leisure and local travel.

We will certify extra costs for items such as dependent care, max of 2 return flights to the US, compulsory fieldwork costs and visa application fees.

The cost of attendance worksheet will help you to accurately calculate your loan amount.