College bills

Any fees due must be paid at the beginning of each Term; this includes any portion of tuition fees for which you are responsible. All undergraduates must pay the Termly rent by the first Wednesday of Michaelmas Full Term and the first Wednesday of Lent and Easter Full Terms. Postgraduate students must make these payments quarterly in advance. Amounts billed during the course of the Michaelmas and Lent Terms will be payable by the first Wednesday following the beginning of Full Term. Amounts billed during the course of the Easter Term will be payable by 31 July, except in your final year when settlement of an estimated bill is a condition which must be met before you can graduate.

It is impossible to specify the total cost for any individual student as this can vary widely depending on the subject read and other circumstances. Students from overseas should remember that they will have to pay higher University fees than do students from the United Kingdom and from European Union countries by reason of legislation presently in force.

If, for any reason, you are unable to pay your College bill in full by the specified date you should immediately consult your Tutor who, in some circumstances, may be able to help you by arranging a College grant or by obtaining assistance from certain funds administered by the University. The College reserves the right not to permit any student to return into residence at the beginning of an academic year if the student has not paid all amounts owing directly to the College or amounts which the College collects as agents for the University.

If you do not settle your account by the date specified on the College bill, the College may prevent you from continuing your studies, using College facilities, being resident in College accommodation, or being offered College accommodation in the future.  If at the end of an academic year, you owe residential or other charges to the College, you will not be allowed back into College-owned accommodation until and unless that debt is settled.  The College may refuse to provide you with a reference and reserves its right to mention non-payment of debts  in any reference that you request.  If you have an outstanding account at the time of Graduation, then the College may prohibit you from graduating in person.  If that debt relates to tuition fees, then you will not receive a formal degree certificate. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please see your Tutor at the earliest opportunity.

How to pay

Payment can be made by a transfer directly into the College bank account using the bank details found at the bottom of the bill.  Direct debit payments are available for Undergraduate students.  Payment by UK debit card or by cheque can be arranged on request. Please note that interest is charged on late payments at the rate of 0.5% per week on the amount owing. 

Students with an international bank account or card can pay their College bill through TransferMate in their own currency, with no currency conversion fees and with beneficial exchange rates.

TransferMate: what are the benefits?

  • No international sender/receiver fees
  • Preferential exchange rates
  • 24 hour online tracking of all payments
  • 24 hour customer service
  • Allows you to pay in your local currency and to a local bank account
  • TransferMate also accept Alipay, Tenpay and UnionPay

In order to register you will need your five digit College account number which can be found on your College bill.  If you require assistance in locating this number please contact the Bursary by email.

Please click here to log in or to register.  An online tutorial can be located on the front page.

Online catering account

If you wish to know how much you have spent in the Catering Department you can check at any of the catering tills or you can log into your online catering account.

Tuition fee

Undergraduates

The College collects the student contribution towards the annual cost of tuition on behalf of the University. This fee is due in advance at the beginning of each of the three terms on a 25%/25%/50% basis, except for overseas students where the fee is due in one instalment at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term. Home and EU students are referred to the Government's Student Finance website for the most up-to-date information for fee support. For overseas students the fee is set at a fixed annual amount for the duration of the course.

All Home and EU students who are applying to Student Finance for a tuition fee loan, must send a copy of their University or College Payment Advice for 2021/22 to the Tutorial & Admissions Office as soon as they receive it and in any case not later than 27 August 2021 so that the first installment of any tuition fees or other payments due may be billed correctly.

Postgraduates

The College collects the student contribution towards the annual cost of tuition on behalf of the University. One-third of the fee is due in advance at the beginning of each of the three terms, except for overseas students where the fee is due in one instalment at the beginning of the Michaelmas Term. Subsequent fee instalments, together with all other items charged to your account during the previous Term, and any rent payable in advance, will be due on the following dates:

Michaelmas Term: 13 October 2021
Lent Term: 19 January 2022
Easter Term: 27 April 2022

For more information, please email the Bursary. The Bursary is located on B staircase.

US Federal Loans

Important Information for students applying for US Federal Loans can be found here:

US loans for Cambridge students

Consumer information for Cambridge students

Fees and charges 2021-2022

CATERING CHARGES 2021-2022 £
Formal Hall (student) 9.95
Formal Hall (guest) 14.92
Private Formal Hall (student) 19.50
Private Formal Hall (guest) 23.75
Typical average meal charge 6.00
Meal surcharge for guests 25%

 

OTHER CHARGES 2021-2022 £

Deposit on arrival (Undergraduates)

* payable by all students and not dependent upon being resident in College accommodation

400

Deposit on arrival (Postgraduates)

* payable by all students and not dependent upon being resident in College accommodation

300
MCR Affiliation Scheme 180
Gym annual fee 30
Gym induction fee 15
Bedding hire per week 10
Duvet and pillow purchase 25
Mattress hire (up to one week) 15
Replacement University Card 15
Lost room key (first) 50
Lost room key (second) 50
Car parking charge (per term/part term) 24.56

Residence charge for Undergraduates 2021-2022

We charge a fixed, all-inclusive Residence Charge with 'no hidden extras'.  All electricity, heating, water, cleaning, maintenance, insurance and network services are included in the Residence Charge.  We do not charge a termly catering facilities charge.  Typically, undergraduate students need only budget for term-time accommodation. Each room is banded to reflect its size, features and facilities. A full breakdown of these factors can be found in the Accommodation Handbook

Residence Charge for Undergraduates 

2021-2022

BAND

Rate per week

Number of first-year rooms

 

*Figures below for 2019/2020 academic year

Total number of UG rooms

 

*Figures below for 2019/2020 academic year

12 £132 0 5
11 £138 6 15
10 £144 3 18
9 £153 6 14
8 £160 4 25
7 £165 22 48
6 £170 16 48
5 £175 29 64
4 £180 0 41
3 £185 0 38
2 £193 34 59

1

1*

£200

£214

20

0

 

41

2

    Total number of first-year rooms for 202/22 - TBC Total number of UG rooms for 2021/22 - TBC

Residence charge for Postgraduates 2021-2022

Residence Charge for Postgraduates 

2021-2022

BAND

Rate per week*

 

*NB: For full-time Postgraduate students only 

Total number of rooms

 

 

Flat Double TBC TBC
Flat single TBC TBC

1*

1

£214

£200

TBC
2 £193 TBC
3 £185 TBC
4 £180 TBC
5 £175 TBC
6 £170 TBC
7 £165 TBC
8 £160 TBC
9 £153 TBC
10 £144 TBC
11 £138 TBC
12 £132 TBC
    Total number of rooms - TBC

 

Accommodation - cross college comparison

WEEKLY RENT FOR A SINGLE ROOM (ALL TYPES)

 

ALL UNDERGRADUATES FIRST YEAR UNDERGRADUATES ALL POSTGRADUATES
Range of College rents £120-£208 £131-£193 £140-£281
Total number of rooms 418 134 136
Total number of en-suite rooms 224 109 85
Can all students be accommodated within College-owned rooms? Yes (see note 1) Yes No
Number of rooms at the minimum price 5 6 2
Number of rooms at the maximum price 2 20 5
Average (median) weekly rent £170 £170 £170
Minimum price of an en-suite room £160 £160 £165
MINIMUM CONTRACT LENGTH      
Number of weeks you are required to contract with the College 30 (3 x 10) 29 (1 x 9, 3 x 10) -
Additional nightly charge to stay on outside the contract period Pro-rata on weekly rent Pro-rata on weekly rent Pro-rata on weekly rent
ADDITIONAL CHARGES      
One-off deposit £400 £400 £300
Additional annual accommodation charges None None None

Note 1 - All Undergraduates can be accommodated apart from those on optional fourth years courses.

STUDENTS WITH PARTNERS

 

 
WEEKLY RENT FOR ONE-BEDROOMED FLAT (included in above)  
Range of College rents £187-£281
Number of flats available 7
WEEKLY RENT FOR TWO-BEDROOMED FLAT  
Range of College rents n/a
Number of flats available n/a
WEEKLY RENT FOR THREE-BEDROOMED FLAT  
Range of College rents n/a
Number of flats available n/a
MINIMUM CONTRACT LENGTH  
Number of weeks you are required to contract with the College -
ADDITIONAL CHARGES  
One-off deposit £400
Additional annual accommodation charges None

Housekeeping charges 2020-2021

Band A: £20

  • Upholstery cleaning.
  • Missing lamp.
  • Missing mattress cover.

Band B: £50

  • Cleaning up of bodily fluid.
  • Carpet cleaning.
  • Washing up and removing kitchen utensils.
  • Late departure after NPR.

Band C: £75

  • Furniture removal after departure.
  • Refrigerator removal after departure.
  • Heat / wet marks on furniture (requiring French polishing).
  • Extra cleaning of function rooms, kitchens etc.
  • Removal of belongings (or as quoted by Pickfords).

Band D: £100 plus

  • Mattress – new.
  • Curtain cleaning.
  • Non accidental damage to doors and walls.
  • Any damage found on walls, this includes adhesive on walls (per wall) - minimum charge £100.