Special fee indicator
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This field records where a special or 'non-standard' fee is due - in line with the student support regulations.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
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To allow financial calculations to take account of fee offsets.
Code 0 'Standard/prescribed fee' refers to the prescribed fee for students who entered before 2006/07 or the standard variable fee charged by the institution for those who entered in or after 2006/07. This code must be used for students subject to the regulated full fee.
Special or 'non-standard' fees - in line with the student support regulations, the codes for use with regulated half fees are
Code 1 'Sandwich placement'. For sandwich placements these are an academic year: (i) during which any periods of full-time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks; or (ii) if in respect of that academic year and any previous academic years of the course the aggregate of any one or more periods of attendance which are not periods of full-time study at the institution (disregarding intervening vacations) exceeds 30 weeks.
Code 2 'Language Year abroad and not full-year outgoing ERASMUS'. For language year abroad these are an academic year: (i) during which any periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom are in aggregate less than 10 weeks; or (ii) if in respect of that academic year and any previous academic years of the course the aggregate of any one or more periods of attendance which are not periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom (disregarding intervening vacations) exceeds 30 weeks.
Code 2 should be used for students studying a year abroad in any subject who pay regulated half fees.
Code 4 'Final year of full-time course lasting less than 15 weeks' and Code 5 'Final year of a full-time lasting more than 14 weeks but less than 24 weeks' apply to final year students only and should only be used where Instance.MODE is coded 02.
Code 6 'Part-time Initial Teacher Training' includes first degrees leading to QTS, PGCEs, CertEds and DTLLS.
Code 3 'Full year outgoing ERASMUS' is for regulated zero fees.
Postgraduate students who are subject to regulated fees should be coded as 0-6 depending on the fees. The only postgraduate students to be recorded as subject to regulated fees are those:
a. On a full-time or part-time PGCE. Such students should be recorded as subject to the regulated full or regulated half fees, respectively.
b. On a full-time course in preparation for a professional examination at postgraduate level, for which a first degree is not a normal requirement for entry. This applies to students on a course leading successively to Parts 1 and 2 of the Royal Institute of British Architects examination, for whom undergraduate-level fees are payable. Such students should be recorded as subject to regulated full fees.
All other postgraduate students should be coded 09 Other fee.
Part-time students where the institution has discretion over the fee charged should be coded 09 Other fee.
Institutions are not required to adjust this field to account for individual waived fees.
|Change management notes||New paragraph of guidance added 'Code 2 should be used for students studying a year abroad in any subject who pay regulated half fees'.|
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