Cost of Attendance

The COA 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. Click here to 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 (34 week year)

Item

Weekly cost

Yearly cost

Accommodation and bills

£145

£4,930

Food and toiletries

£50

£1,700

Study materials

£10

£340

Course specific study costs

n/a

Differs between courses

Mobile phone

£10

£340

Clothing, socialising, entertainment

£50

£1,700

Transportation

£10

£340

US flights (two returns)

n/a

£1,200

Visa cost (first year only)

n/a

£348

Immigration Health Surcharge (first year only)

n/a

£1,050 (on average)

 

Postgraduate students (52 week year)

Item

Weekly cost

Yearly cost

Accommodation and bills

£145

£7,540

Food and toiletries

£50

£2,600

Study materials

£10

£520

Course specific study costs

n/a

Differs between courses

Mobile phone

£10

£520

Clothing, socialising, entertainment

£50

£2,600

Transportation

£10

£520

US flights (two returns)

n/a

£1,200

Visa cost

n/a

£348

Immigration Health Surcharge

n/a

£450 (on average)


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 latests charges.