Where are your DC heading for uni and how much is their accommodation?

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DrMadelineMaxwell Sat 17-Aug-19 14:05:19

And will you/they be paying it?

Dd is off to York. She opted for several options and got given an en suite non catered 38 week let at just under £6k

Luckily her maintenance loan will cover that and some spare. Hurrah for living in Wales as we would be paying a lot of it otherwise.

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Witchend Sat 17-Aug-19 14:27:26

Durham, en suite non catered too. I think it's just over £6k.
We were surprised how much she got for the maintenance loan, but I don't think it covers that totally, but nearly enough not to worry too much.

Serin Sat 17-Aug-19 14:28:59

Bangor, 48 week let, £6k.
No course fee (NHS Wales cover that as long as he works in Wales for 2 years post grad) but will only get £2k maintenance grant and £1k bursary.
So we will have to pay the accom costs shock. Am seriously thinking that we might buy a house there next year! Dont suppose you know a nice little terrace for sale or want a lodger Madeleine??

Decorhate Sat 17-Aug-19 15:15:18

Bath, self-catered 7k shock

That’s a lot more than I paid for dd in catered at Leeds.

Ds is tall & most of the halls just had single beds, which long term would have been uncomfortable for him. Unfortunately the only halls with bigger beds were the fancy ones with en-suites and luckily for me that’s what he got allocated hmm

Laniakea Sat 17-Aug-19 15:39:25

Southampton self catered - she's hoping for either 4,558.20 or 5,404.52.

The most expensive self catering room is 7,128.40.

The basic loan (4200) doesn't cover the rent on the cheapest rooms.

Piggywaspushed Sat 17-Aug-19 15:41:27

This making Lincoln's £5600 en suite look cheap. Off campus, annoyingly but next to Morrison's! I'd have happily paid for catering but it's not an option any more at lots of unis

Piggywaspushed Sat 17-Aug-19 15:41:50

Oh, and we are paying for it.


scarecrowhead Sat 17-Aug-19 15:47:02

Lancaster, 5.5k. He's in a townhouse

berlinbabylon Sat 17-Aug-19 15:49:36

Blimey that sounds expensive. DS has a child trust fund which might just about cover the accommodation costs.

I just told him he needs to do more lifeguard shifts and save up for 2 years for his living costs.

bengalcat Sat 17-Aug-19 15:49:53

Durham - I’ve given her 6k which she thinks will cover it depending on what she’s allocated - going for SC / shared bathroom I think

richandwai Sat 17-Aug-19 15:56:19

Birmingham - in self catered en suite. DS has had to pay £550 deposit and it's £6200 for the whole year.

EdWinchester Sat 17-Aug-19 16:03:17

My son's just graduated. He was at Nottingham and I reckon it cost us around £15k for the 3 years. Halls first year, then shared houses.

TinklyLittleLaugh Sat 17-Aug-19 16:23:37

Hall prices seem to have escalated massively in the last few years. It’s pretty disgraceful to be honest. People bitch about student landlords but the unis themselves are ripping students off more.

JennyWreny Sat 17-Aug-19 16:29:15

York, self catered, ensuite, 40 weeks, £6k, Maintenance loan will pay it but we will top it up to the max for her.

GoldenRuby Sat 17-Aug-19 16:33:07

Just under £5300 at UEA for a single bed en-suite in their Village Plus accommodation (just outside the entrance to campus but only 15 mins walk from the main facilities on campus). It will be small but not bad value comparatively. There are cheaper - and pricier - options.

elizaco Sat 17-Aug-19 16:35:02

Dd is off to Northumbria. 5.5k self catering. Maintenance loan 6k. Luckily we've been able to save Child Benefit since she was born to help with higher ed costs!

LoafofSellotape Sat 17-Aug-19 16:38:54

Not sure yet,we hear from Exeter on Monday. Will be anything from £116-£130,we will pay it. <Gulp>

Atreus Sat 17-Aug-19 17:08:48

@Decorhate when did you hear about your DS accommodation at Bath? DD has accepted her course place but hasn't heard anything about accommodation yet.

Decorhate Sat 17-Aug-19 17:47:13

@Atreus He had an email yesterday. Tbh I was surprised it came through so quickly. I doubt there will be any more offered until Monday.

dinnermoneyready Sat 17-Aug-19 18:39:19

Mine's off to Birmingham, self catered, cost is about £5200. Will be paid from maintenance loan.

richandwai Sat 17-Aug-19 18:57:49

So lovely to find some else whose DC is going to Birmingham!

FrameyMcFrame Sat 17-Aug-19 21:08:30

Shared bathroom

DrMadelineMaxwell Sat 17-Aug-19 21:46:18

Additional question!

Are the payments equal each term?
I suppose we assumed they would be, and it would have helped DD budget a bit more easily. But they are wildly different. Nearly £2400 in Oct, only £1500 in Jan and £1900 in April.

Wonder why they are so different?

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ProfessorLayton1 Sat 17-Aug-19 21:55:08

Haven't heard from UCL yet but won't be cheap.
She has applied student loan and some maintenance loan but we will top her with anything extra.

Northernlurker Sat 17-Aug-19 21:55:57

It's painful isn't it. Dd1 went to Dundee and it's quite cheap, her loan covered the accommodation with some to spare and even more so once she moved in to a flat. Dd2 is off to York this year but thankfully we live there and she's staying at home. As dd1 is only half way through her medical course this is good news.

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