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Where are your DC heading for uni and how much is their accommodation?
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DrMadelineMaxwell · 17/08/2019 14:05

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 · 17/08/2019 14:27

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.

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Serin · 17/08/2019 14:28

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??

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Decorhate · 17/08/2019 15:15

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

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Laniakea · 17/08/2019 15:39

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.

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Piggywaspushed · 17/08/2019 15:41

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

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Piggywaspushed · 17/08/2019 15:41

Oh, and we are paying for it.

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scarecrowhead · 17/08/2019 15:47

Lancaster, 5.5k. He's in a townhouse
www.lancaster.ac.uk/accommodation/undergraduate/townhouse/

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berlinbabylon · 17/08/2019 15:49

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.

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bengalcat · 17/08/2019 15:49

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

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richandwai · 17/08/2019 15:56

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

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EdWinchester · 17/08/2019 16:03

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.

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TinklyLittleLaugh · 17/08/2019 16:23

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.

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JennyWreny · 17/08/2019 16:29

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

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GoldenRuby · 17/08/2019 16:33

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.

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elizaco · 17/08/2019 16:35

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!

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LoafofSellotape · 17/08/2019 16:38

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

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Atreus · 17/08/2019 17:08

@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.

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Decorhate · 17/08/2019 17:47

@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.

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dinnermoneyready · 17/08/2019 18:39

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

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richandwai · 17/08/2019 18:57

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

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FrameyMcFrame · 17/08/2019 21:08

York
Catered
Shared bathroom
£5925

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DrMadelineMaxwell · 17/08/2019 21:46

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 · 17/08/2019 21:55

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.

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Northernlurker · 17/08/2019 21:55

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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hopelesschildren · 17/08/2019 22:04

London, 40wk selfcatering with ensuite. £275/week (yes per week, not month as someone thought)

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