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Finance and Money Matters

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 Affairs 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.


All of our course fees and options are listed under individual courses. For many of our undergraduate we also include information about any additional costs you will also need to budget for. We've also put together a list of Help for Postgraduates.

Continuing students

If you're already a student here and want to check your fees, we also have a list of our fees for continuing students.

Payment methods

Payment methods

We offer a flexible range of secure tuition fee payment options, so there should be a method to suit you.

How you can pay your tuition fees

Our student's top money-saving tips

Saving money is easier said than done. law student Anu Yusuf shares her top tips on how you can become a financially savvy student.

Top 10 money saving tips for students

Financial support

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, and students on NHS-funded courses.

Get information about Financial support

Money management

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.

You can also try our Student Calculator to help you budget and manage your money while studying at Birmingham City University.

Get more information about Money Management

Independent Advice

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.