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Higher education is within reach
Cutting through the maze of top-up fees, tuition fee waivers, student loans and understanding how much the traditional three year degree course is going to cost you is becoming more and more complex every year.
How much will it cost me upfront?
What will I have to pay back?
When will I have to pay it back?
Why does the cost of going to university continue to rise every year?
These are just some of the questions facing potential students.
Pay nothing up front
If you're from the UK or EU and eligible for a loan from the Student Loans Company, you won't need to pay anything up front.
If you live in Wales the Tuition Fee Grant is also available to you. This means you won't pay more than £3,645 for your fees for this year - the rest will be covered by the grant. You also don't need to pay anything up front. Find out more at Student Finance Wales.
You may also, depending on your circumstances, be eligible for other help such as a Childcare Grant or Disabled Students' Allowance.
In 2011 Glyndŵr University became one of the most affordable places to study for a degree in the UK – and the most affordable in Wales.
We recognise that deciding to study at university is one of the most important life decisions you will face. Whether you’re studying part time or full time, the financial costs are substantial.
It is important, therefore, to understand how the way universities are funded is changing – and why we have chosen to keep our fees low, as well as adopting a tiered fee structure where the price you pay for tuition depends on the subject you study.
The cost of delivering university degree courses
The majority of universities in England now charge close to the maximum £9,000 tuition fees allowed by the Government following publication of the Browne Review of Higher Education.
The move forms part of plans to make higher education less reliant on state funding. Universities still receive a significant amount of state funding but this is decreasing – and the funding which does remain has been set aside for the STEM subjects, science, technology, engineering and maths, deemed most important to Britain’s economic success in future.
STEM subjects - medicine, biology, engineering for example – inevitably cost significantly more to run than a degree in English, media studies or a foreign language. The material cost of providing highly specialist scientific equipment and funding scientific research dictate this.
Here at Glyndŵr University, a flight simulator used to teach students about aeronautical engineering, for example, represents a significant investment which has huge benefits for students.
Fairer fees – a tiered approach
Students at Glyndŵr University pay fees according to the cost of providing their course. This is achieved through a tiered approach to fees.
For 2013/14, those studying engineering, science and computing subjects will pay our maximum fee, £8,138. Humanities and business courses, meanwhile, are priced at £6,435, reflecting the fact that they cost less to run. For students studying these courses, paying a lower fee over three years equates to a significant saving.
Investing in a brighter future for our students
Students are the life and soul of universities. Without them, they wouldn’t exist. Facilities, student experience, teaching quality and student services are all part of university life and Glyndŵr University is continually investing to ensure all of our students receive value for money.
Recent developments include:
- New multi-million pound on-campus centres for the Creative Industries and the Child, Family and Society
- Acquisition of the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium, an international sports stadium located on our Wrexham campus, as a facility for students and the local community
- Providing students with the new Centenary Club at the stadium following a £90,000 refurbishment
- Opening a new £40m student accommodation complex, providing 350 places in modern surroundings
- New campuses in St Asaph and London