Freshers: the costs for Year 1 of your course will have been set out in your Financial Declaration, which you will have returned to the College as part of your offer conditions.
For details of the University Tuition Fee, payable by all students, undergraduate and graduate, see the University’s web pages on fees and funding. If you are applying for Student Finance for the Tuition Fee, you will need to apply in Hilary Term to the Student Loans Company each year.
Information about the College Fee – who pays it, how much it is and what it includes – is in the College Handbook.
Here is a full list of College room rents. For more details about paying rent, for charges for electricity and laundry, and for other living expenses you should budget for, see the Financial Information section of the College Handbook.
If you live out in rented accommodation during your course, your expenses will be different and you will need to budget accordingly. Useful sources of information are Oxford SU Student Advice Service and the University’s Accommodation Service.
Useful information on the University webpages includes:
- undergraduate funding sources, including government support/loans and Oxford support
- graduate funding sources
- loans for US and Canadian citizens
- estimates for living costs
- what to do if your status changes, e.g. you withdraw, or you suspend your studies
- fees for undergraduates on a year abroad; see also the Modern Languages website [for current students - SSO required]
- funding for disability-related needs
- funding for childcare
Here is a list of useful websites and contacts.
All payments to the College – both fees and non-fee items - are made on receipt of College bills, known as battels. These are sent out by email in 0th Week of each term, with an additional battels statement issued at the end of Trinity Term.
If you have taken out a loan with Student Finance, they will pay your Tuition Fee directly to the University on your behalf.
If you are paying the Tuition Fee to Balliol yourself, payment for the full year must be received by the first Friday of Michaelmas Term each year. For the academic year 2017/2018, this will be 13 October 2017. Full details will be circulated with your College account in the week commencing 2 October 2017.
You can pay battels by using the online payments system, bank transfer (details will be provided on your battels statement), cheque, debit or credit card.
Full details about battels, including the consequences for not paying them, are in the College Handbook.
College financial support
Thanks to the generosity of various benefactors to the College, including thousands of Balliol alumni who give regularly to support Balliol students, Balliol is able to support its undergraduate and graduate students financially in many ways, with:
- funds for hardship and welfare purposes, available to students in demonstrable need
- grants for research, conferences, academic and other worthwhile projects, travel, sport, etc.
- awards for academic excellence, including scholarships and exhibitions, subject prizes and other academic prizes.
For details of support for which you may be eligible, see the financial support page.
If you experience financial difficulties while you are at Balliol, there are plenty of people in College who can help you. Please don’t hesitate to contact anyone on the Wellbeing and Welfare team or the following: