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HESA Student Record 2013/14 - Major source of tuition fees

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HESA Student Record 2013/14

Fields required from institutions in Scotland

Major source of tuition fees

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Short nameMSTUFEE

This field indicates the major source of tuition fees for the student where this is known. The predominant source should be selected where there is more than one source of award or financial backing. The field relates to the current year of study.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All instances where Instance.REDUCEDI = 00 or 01

Valid entries and labels
01No award or financial backing
02Award assessed by English or Welsh LEA & paid in full by LA or by the SLC (includes EU students assessed by SLC)
03Paid in full by Student Awards Agency for Scotland/Student Loans Company (SAAS/SLC); includes where fee is paid directly to institution
04Paid in full by DELNI/Northern Ireland Education & Library Boards (via Student Loans Company) (includes EU students in NI)
05Institutional waiver of support costs
06Local Government - Channel Islands & Isle of Man/Scottish FE Bursaries
07Fee waiver under government unemployed students scheme
08British Academy
09Fees paid under part-time graduate apprentice study programme
11Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
12Medical Research Council (MRC)
13Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
14Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
15Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC)
17Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
18Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
19Research council - not specified
22International agency
23Cancer Research UK
24Wellcome Trust
25Other Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) charity
26Other charitable foundation
31Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care
32Departments of Social Services
34Other HM government departments/public bodies
35Scholarship of HM forces
36Scottish Enterprise Network/Highlands & Islands Enterprise/Local Enterprise Companies (LECs)
37LEA training grants scheme
38Department of Agriculture & Rural Development for Northern Ireland (DARDNI)
39Scottish Local Authority - discretionary award
41EU Commission (EC)
42Overseas student award from HM government/British Council
43Overseas government
44Department for International Development
45Overseas institution
46Overseas industry or commerce
47Other overseas funding
48Other overseas - repayable loan
52Mix of student & SLC (following assessment by English or Welsh LA, or SLC for EU students studying in England and Wales)
53Mix of student & Student Awards Agency for Scotland/Student Loans Company(SAAS/SLC)
54Mix of student & DELNI/Northern Ireland Education & Library Boards (via Student Loans Company)
61UK industry/commerce
71Absent for year
81Student's employer
96FE student - New Deal
98No fees
99Not known

Code 01 should be used for cases where the student pays the full fees upfront with no SLC/SAAS funding.

Codes 02, 03 or 04 cover cases where the SLC/SAAS fund full fees through a grant, or SLC/SAAS fund full fees through a fee loan, or SLC/SAAS fund full fees through a mixture of SLC/SAAS grant and SLC/SAAS fee loan.

Codes 52, 53 or 54 cover cases with a mixture of SLC/SAAS funding and student contribution (including cases where (i) the SLC/SAAS pays part fees and the student pays part fees, (ii) where the SLC/SAAS pays nil fees and the student pays part fees upfront and receives a fee loan for the remainder or (iii) the SLC/SAAS pays part fees, the student pays part fees and receives a part fee loan for the remainder.)

Code 01: No award or financial backing, pay own fees. Students who are financially assessed by an LA/SAAS/DELNI/NI Education and Library Boards/SLC to pay the full fee themselves (i.e. no public support for fees) should be included here. This code should only be used where there is no award, fee loan or financial backing at all. Where there is some award, fee loan or financial backing, even if this is the minor source compared with the contribution of the student, then the coding should reflect the source of the award, fee loan or financial backing.

Codes 02-04 includes those students whose fee is met in full by the body shown - through a grant and/or through a fee loan. In the case of payments by the SLC, students should be recorded against the body which made the financial assessment: code 02 for students from England and Wales and for EU students studying in England and Wales, code 03 for students from Scotland and for EU students studying in Scotland or code 04 for students from Northern Ireland and EU students studying in Northern Ireland. Where the financial assessment has resulted in the fee being partly paid by the public body shown in codes 02-04 and partly by the student or their families, the student should be included in either codes 52, 53 or 54 regardless of which contribution is the greater.

Code 02 includes students aged under 19 who pay registration fees only. Code 02 excludes LA acting as employer.

Students in exempt years from liability to pay fees should be coded 02, 03 or 04 as appropriate.

Code 05 'Institutional waiver of support costs' includes University Scholarships or awards of current institution.

Code 07 'Fee waiver under government unemployment students scheme' is to cover the proposal that part-time students who are in employment at the start of a course but who become unemployed during it may have their fees waived - possibly subject to means testing. Institutions will be able to reclaim from funding councils.

Code 09 covers cases where fee remission is granted to employees of small and medium sized businesses who are studying part-time towards an HE qualification as part of a recognised Graduate Apprenticeship.

Code 25 should be used when the charity paying the fees is listed as a member of Association of Medical Research Charities

Code 31 'Departments of Health/NHS/Social Care'. Any student whose fees are directly paid by NAW should be included in code 34 'Other HM government departments/public bodies'.

Code 41 'EU Commission (EC)' applies specifically to the EU Commission. In codes 42-48 'overseas' means 'non-UK'.

Code 42 'Overseas student award from HM government/British Council' includes the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Code 49 identifies Overseas Research Student Award Scheme, and these awards are not included in Code 42.

Code 81, 'Student's Employer' should be used in preference to other codes if it is known that the major source of tuition fees is the student's employer. Codes such as 61, 'UK industry/commerce' and 34, 'Other HM government departments/public bodies' therefore apply where these are the sponsor of the student rather than their employer.

Incoming Erasmus, Tempus and other exchange students should be coded 98 'No fees'.

The code closest to 05 should be returned if there is a 50/50 split on the source of tuition fees, with the exception of students funded 50/50 by a Research Council and another body, in which case the Research Council code should be returned.

School Direct programmes

The National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) has provided some guidance for instances associated with the School Direct programme.

Where Course.TTCID = G, L, M, N or P, the completion of Instance.MSTUFEE will be required to indicate whether the instance is either salaried or funded through tuition fees. If the student is in receipt of a salary from the school in which they train Instance.MSTUFEE must be returned as 81 'Employer funded'. If the student is funding their course through tuition fees, Instance.MSTUFEE will need to be returned using codes 01, 02, 03, 04, 52, 53, 54 or 81 as appropriate. Validation will restrict any instances which have a Course.TTCID of G-P to the use of these codes in Instance.MSTUFEE.

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Reason required

To provide understanding of the various sources of student fees and the extent to which various bodies are supporting students through payment of their fees.

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: MSTUFEE
Date modified2014-04-29
Change management notesBusiness rule 2 updated to allow code 07 to be returned for the new England FE only code for Instance.MODE of 99. Business rule 6 updated for the replacement of Instance.EXCHANGE codes 2, 8, 9 and A with code G (Incoming ERASMUS student). Business rule 12 added for ITT providers in England to validate that Instance.MSTUFEE is used to define the type of School Direct provision in line with the published guidance. Additional guidance added to Notes regarding the coding of School Direct teacher training instances.

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