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Key Information Set 2016/17 - Maximum fee for Northern Ireland domicile

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Key Information Set 2016/17

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Maximum fee for Northern Ireland domicile

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Short nameNIFEE

This field records the average maximum annual fee for the course for a Northern Ireland domiciled student.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

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


This field should give the average maximum annual fee for the course as a whole for a student domiciled in Northern Ireland. The fees for placement years and study years abroad will be lower than for years spent at the home provider. This should be reflected in calculating NIFEE to the extent that this is included within the learning and teaching methods. Therefore, where a course has a full year on placement the value in NIFEE will typically be significantly below the fee for each year at the provider. For example, where a three year degree is advertised as having a sandwich year this will be reflected in the learning and teaching methods via a year with 100% placement, if the fees charged whilst at the provider are £9,000 per annum and the fee for the sandwich year is £1,000 then the value in NIFEE would be £7,000 ((£9,000+£9,000+£1,000+£9,000)/4).

The value should not be reduced to reflect any fee waivers or discounts that are offered.

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

Providers should complete the suite of fees and support fields directly in the KIS records for all courses. Where providers have yet to set the fees for courses at the time of submission of their KIS file they should indicate this by setting KISCourse.FEETBC to 0. Providers should make an updated KIS submission including fee details as soon as these are confirmed.

Further guidance on returning information of fees and support can be found here.

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Reason required

KIS data item.

Part of
Field length5
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Element: NIFEE
Data type: FeeType
Change management notesGuidance relating to students on courses paid for by the NHS/SHA has been removed, due to NHS bursaries no longer being available from 2017.

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