Cost of Attendance

What is COA?

The COA (cost of attendance) is the estimated amount of money it will cost for you to study at Derby. The COA includes course fees, accommodation fees, food, study materials, personal costs (phone, clothing, socialising) transportation, visa costs and origination fees (fees charged by the US Department of Education for borrowing a loan).

Course fees

The cost of your course can be found on the relevant webpage for the course you plan to study. Find your course.

Cost of living

This covers all other costs relating to studying at Derby. The costs we have included and the weekly/yearly figures for them are in the below table.

Undergraduate students (35 week year)

ItemWeekly costYearly cost
Course fees n/a Differs between courses
Accommodation  £125 £4,375
Utility bills and internet £35 £1,225
Food and toiletries £50 £1,750
Books and general course costs £15 £525
Course specific costs n/a Differs between courses
Mobile phone £10 £350
Clothes, household, entertainment   £50 £1,750
Transportation £25 £875
US flights (two returns) n/a £1,200
Visa cost  n/a £348
Immigration Health Surcharge  n/a £1,050 
Origination fees n/a Differs

Postgraduate students (52 week year)

ItemWeekly costYearly cost
Course fees n/a Differs between courses
Accommodation  £125 £6,500
Utility bills and internet £35 £1,820
Food and toiletries £50 £2,600
Books and general course costs £15 £780
Course specific costs n/a Differs between courses
Mobile phone £10 £520
Clothes, household, entertainment   £50 £2,600
Transportation £25 £1,300
US flights (two returns) n/a £1,200
Visa cost  n/a £348
Immigration Health Surcharge  n/a £450
Origination fees n/a Differs

Visa costs and the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) are subject to change, with the IHS depending on the length of your course. Please see the visa information pages for details of these charges.

As part of the application stage for Federal Loans you will be given details of your COA. If you feel that something has not been included (disability allowance, course-related travel) then please contact us immediately to discuss this in detail once you have been informed of your COA.

What if I receive any course fee discounts such as scholarships or an alumni discount?

Any discounts you receive on fees are called estimated financial assistance (EFA). These will be considered when calculating your COA, meaning the amount you are eligible for will be less than if you didn’t have any EFA.

What are the origination fees?

Origination fees are a charge from the US Department of Education for borrowing a loan. The origination fees are charged as a percentage of the total loan amount you are borrowing for each loan type. They are subject to change each year. Check the FSA website here for the latest charges.