HESA Subscriptions 2015/16

HESA is a charitable company owned by the HE sector and we operate as an independent, autonomous service organisation. We are funded principally by the subscriptions of the HE providers from whom we collect data.

Publicly funded Higher Education providers

Publicly funded higher education providers are required to subscribe to HESA as a full subscriber in accordance with the requirements of their respective public funding bodies.

The HESA subscription fee comprises a provider charge and a rate per student (per capita fee).

From 2015/16 the provider charge will be determined by the following bands of student numbers. The count of students for the 2015/16 subscription is taken from the population returned to HESA from the 2013/14 Student Record Collection (C13051).

Student
Number range
Applicable HEP
Band Rate £
1 - 1,000 2,400
1,001 - 5,000 2,700
5,001 - 10,000 3,000
10,001 - 15,000 3,300
15,001 - 20,000 3,600
20,001 - 25,000 3,900
25,001 - 30,000 4,200
30,001 - 35,000 4,500
35,001 - 40,000 4,800
40,001 + 5,100

The per capita fee for 2015/16 is £1.62.

In addition those publicly funded higher education providers which have offshore students, registered at their UK HE provider and returned to HESA as a subset of the Aggregate Offshore collection will pay £0.81 per student, with the total fee chargeable being capped at £6,000 for 2015/16.

Should you have any queries regarding HESA subscription rates contact the finance team finance@hesa.ac.uk

Alternative Providers

The HESA subscription fee for Alternative Providers comprises a provider charge and a rate per student (per capita fee).

Submission of timely and accurate data is essential for HESA to operate effectively. For all new subscribers submitting student data to HESA an induction to HESA is required and an additional fee of £700 will be added to the subscription rate charged below.

Subscription Type Data Collection Requirements Subscription Fee 2015/16
AP Designated AP Applicable HEP Band Rate plus £1.46 per student instance of students returned to HESA

(£1.46 = 90% of the full student rate of £1.62, as determined by the Board in June 2015)
AP UNISTATS AP, KIS, DLHE, LDLHE
AP Designated & UNISTATS AP, KIS, DLHE, LDLHE
AP Full Subscriber As agreed by HESA and the Provider:
Student, Staff, IP, DLHE, Finance, AOR, KIS,
HEBCI
LDLHE
ITT
EMR
Applicable HEP Band Rate plus £1.62 per student instance and £0.81 per Student for Aggregate Offshore Students registered at their UK HE provider returned to HESA

HEP Band Rates

Student
Number range
(number of students returned to HESA)
Applicable HEP
Band Rate £
1 - 1,000 2,400
1,001 - 5,000 2,700
5,001 - 10,000 3,000
10,001 - 15,000 3,300
15,001 - 20,000 3,600
20,001 - 25,000 3,900
25,001 - 30,000 4,200
30,001 - 35,000 4,500
35,001 - 40,000 4,800
40,001 + 5,001

VAT

Subscription to HESA falls outside the scope of VAT and therefore no VAT will be applicable to the above charges.

Should you have any queries regarding HESA subscription rates contact the finance team finance@hesa.ac.uk