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Alternative provider student record 2015/16 - Net fee

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Alternative provider student record 2015/16

Fields required from institutions in England

Net fee


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Typefield
Short nameNETFEE
Description

This field will capture the net fee charged, that is after any financial support from the provider such as waivers are taken into account.

Applicable toEngland
Coverage

Compulsory for all instances on designated courses or where designation is held at provider level, and InstancePeriod.EXCHIND is 2 or 3. Not required for students on non-designated courses.

Notes

This field captures the net fee; that is the fee charged after any financial support from the provider such as waivers are taken into account. For example; a student with an InstancePeriod.GROSSFEE of £9,000 who has had a fee waiver of £1,000 should be returned as 8000 in this field.

The NETFEE returned should be the exact fee, including VAT e.g. £6,551 and not rounded.

The allocation of net fees to instance periods should align with the approach taken to InstancePeriod.GROSSFEE. Please refer to the Notes section of that field for guidance.

Where InstancePeriod.GROSSFEE exists NETFEE must also exist and be less than or equal to the value of InstancePeriod.GROSSFEE.

Students who do not have any financial support will have the same value returned in both InstancePeriod.GROSSFEE and NETFEE.

Bursaries which offer non-cash support, such as free laptops, discounts on accommodation etc, should also not be used to reduce the value of NETFEE. If the bursary is given in cash directly to the student on the expectation that they hand it back to the provider to cover the fees, NETFEE should be reduced to account for this.

Where the NHS or other body pays a per-capita charge equivalent to a fee this should be recorded in this field. However where the NHS pays a single fee that is not linked to individual students then zero should be returned.

NETFEE is not required for incoming exchange students or dormant students.

Examples

A student with a InstancePeriod.GROSSFEE of £9,000 who has had a fee waiver of £1,000 should be returned as 8000 in this field.

Students who do not have any financial support will have the same value returned in both InstancePeriod.GROSSFEE and NETFEE.

Quality rules
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
Reason required

To monitor the various fee levels and their spread across the UK. Used with GROSSFEE to monitor the actual fees paid by students and which student groups are charged reduced fees.

Part of
Field length6
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: NETFEE
Related fields
OwnerHESA
Version1.3
Date modified2016-03-03
Change management notesGuidance in the Notes section has been revised. Fee information should be submitted on the basis of the amount charged for the whole year, rather than just the instance period.

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