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Key Information Set 2014/15 - Variable Fee

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Key Information Set 2014/15

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Variable Fee

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Short nameVARFEE

This field records whether the fee varies by year.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All KISCourses where KISCourse.KISTYPE = 1 or 2 and KISCourse.FEETBC = 1

Valid entries and labels
10Fees will increase with inflation
11Fees vary by year and will increase with inflation
20Fixed fee for all years
21Fees vary by year but will not be increased for inflation

This field records whether the fee varies by year and whether or not the provider expects that fees will be increased in later years to reflect inflation. Where the fee will only vary due to inflation code 10 should be used. Where the fee varies both with inflation and by course year/stage, then code 11 should be used.

Codes 11 and 21 should only be used if the provider anticipates charging different fees in each year above and beyond variations caused by inflation. If the provider is not clear whether fees will rise with inflation codes 10 and 11 should be used.

When codes 11 and 21 are used in respect of either a year abroad or a sandwich placement, the lower fees that are usually available should be included in the calculation of the average maximum fee, the wording on the site will make it clear that the value reflects different fees charged in different years, indicated by the completion of this field.

This field must not be returned where KISCourse.KISTYPE = 3.

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Field length2
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: VARFEE
Date modified2014-01-16
Change management notesCoverage statement amended as it is now a requirement to return this field even if KISCourse.UCASCOURSEID exists, due to fees data no longer being collected via UCAS.

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