Finance and Money Matters
Student Services info for current students is available on our student portal, iCity (University login is required).
Finance is one of the key issues when deciding to take a higher education course. You may be feeling anxious about your finances and wondering how you will manage to pay your tuition fees, living expenses and all the costs associated with going to university.
That's why our Finance and Money Matters team in Student Services are on hand to help you with any questions or problems you may have, both before and during your time as a student here. Fees, funding, budgeting, money management - we can help you get to grips with it all.
Download our Money Matters booklet - a rundown of the advice and support available.
All of our course fees and options are now listed under individual courses. For many of our undergraduate courses we also include information about any additional costs you will also need to budget for. We've also put together a list of FAQs for Undergraduates.
Update on applying for 2014/15 finance
For the 2014/15 academic year, the University has published its courses with Student Finance Authorities grouped by generic subject areas which appear as "Student Finance Course Titles". This means you will not be able to search for your course by your distinct University course title or using a UCAS course code on funding websites.
To help, we've produced guidance that will help you identify your University course and the "Student Finance Course Title" that you will need for your 2014/15 funding application. Please be assured this does not affect the course you have applied for at Birmingham City University.
Depending on your course and level of study, you may be eligible to receive financial support for your tuition fees and living costs while you study with us. These pages set out the various options available to undergraduates, postgraduates, student on NHS-funded courses, and further education students.
Get information about Financial support
You may need some help with financial planning and budgeting while you're a student, particularly if you're living away from home for the first time. We can provide advice and support if you get into financial difficulties, and help you to identify possible sources of emergency funding.
The Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information was launched in June 2011 to help future students and parents in England tackle the myths and misunderstandings surrounding the recent changes to student finance.
The Taskforce has also created a number of resources, including booklets explaining the true cost of full time higher education study in England from 2013: “You Can Afford to go to Uni” full-time guide and “You Can Afford to go to Uni” part-time guide.