Student 2019/20 - Net fee
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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 to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
Providers in England: All instances where (Instance.FEEREGIME = 20 and Student.SSN does not exist) or Instance.FEEREGIME = 30 or (Instance.FEEREGIME = 20 and Course.COURSEAIM begins E or M (excluding M16, M22, M26, M28, M71, M73, M86 and M88)).
Providers in Wales: All instances where Instance.FEEREGIME = 20.
Providers in Northern Ireland: All instances where Instance.FEEREGIME = 20.
The SLC will have this information for students domiciled in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who apply for student finance and the Student Support Number (Student.SSN) is returned. HEPs have the option to either not return the fee fields and allow the data to be matched to SLC or optionally to report this and Instance.GROSSFEE. For providers in Scotland, the SLC will have this information for students who are paying de-regulated tuition fees and so this field is optional if the Student Support Number (Student.SSN) is returned.
This field is required to be returned for all students not applying for student finance. This field does not need to be returned for students undertaking an Apprenticeship standard or an apprenticeship framework from 1 May 2017. Where a student commenced an apprenticeship framework before 1 May 2017, Instance.GROSSFEE should be returned as 0.
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 Instance.GROSSFEE of £9,000 who has had a fee waiver of £1,000 should be returned as 8000 in this field.
The Instance.NETFEE returned should be the exact fee, including VAT e.g. £6,551 and not rounded.
If a student leaves the HEP part the way through the instance year, the annualised amount the student would have been charged should be returned Instance.NETFEE.
For non-standard years where it is not known which or how many modules the student will elect to take in HESA year two of the year of instance, HEPs should return the fee based on modules started in the reporting year.
For non-standard years (where Instance.TYPEYR = 2, 3, 4 or 5) the full fee for the year of instance should be returned.
Students who do not have any financial support will have the same value returned in both Instance.GROSSFEE and Instance.NETFEE.
The National Scholarship Programme or Postgraduate Support Scheme can be implemented as a fee waiver, and where this occurs, it should be deducted when calculating Instance.NETFEE. However, funding from these programmes paid through in-kind contributions, such as accommodation or computers, should not be considered at all in calculating either Instance.GROSSFEE or Instance.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 Instance.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, Instance.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.
For Welsh domiciled students in the UK and EU domiciled students at providers in Wales the Instance.NETFEE should be the fee charged before the fee grant is applied.
Instance.NETFEE is not required for incoming exchange students or dormant students.
A student with a Instance.GROSSFEE of £9,000 who has had a fee waiver of £1,000 should be returned as 8000 in this field.
Quality rules to follow
|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.|
|Change management notes||Guidance updated to clarify that this field does not need to be returned for students undertaking an Apprenticeship standard or an Apprenticeship framework from 1 May 2017. Where a student commenced an apprenticeship framework before 1 May 2017, Instance.GROSSFEE should be returned as 0.|
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