Living costs

​Costs of living

We know that as well as paying their tuition fees, many students are concerned about living costs and other charges and costs faced at University. Sometimes we do have to charge for additional things like overseas trips, and what we can afford to provide for free varies from subject to subject. Some subjects need more expensive equipment and specialist laboratories, while others give priority to broadening students' experience through free field trips. 

We have worked closely with the Students' Union to ensure that clear information is given on the website about the additional costs you may face as a student on each course. 

We know that rents are a big expense for students so we review the rents we charge for University-managed accommodation every year.  We have also made a number of investments into important things to help our students live the life they want to in Gloucestershire. For example, every student receives printing credit every semester to help with the costs of printing.   

The University works with Stagecoach West to provide a discount on bus travel in and around Cheltenham and Gloucester, including a significant discount on single fares as well as the opportunity to purchase a highly discounted annual ticket.

And every year, we set aside some money to provide financial support for students through bursaries and hardship funds. Read more about financial support .