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The College Bill lists the amounts you owe the College: it is issued at the beginning of each Term by the Tutorial and Student Finance Manager, Mr David Graves (, Tel. +44 1223 7 60972).


Room Rent and Tuition Fee

Each Bill includes the residential (room) charge and the proportion of the Kitchen Fixed Charge (the set contribution towards kitchen overheads) for that Term. For 2016/17, the termly room-rents for first-year students will be in the range £1,025-£1,288. The termly Kitchen Fixed Charge will be c. £168. 

New UK and EU students have to pay their Tuition Fee. Each bill will include the appropriate instalment - or that portion of it for which they are liable if they are not taking the Tuition Fee Loan. Overseas (non-EU) student bills will, in addition to the appropriate instalment of their Tuition Fee, also include the appropriate instalment of their College Fee.


Additional Charges

The Bills at the start of the Lent and Easter Terms include the additional charges - the bill for food consumed in the Buttery and Hall, printing - for the previous Term: a typical College Bill will look like this [example bill].

First year students should take notice: because you are in fact purchasing those services on credit throughout your first term, the bill received in October will be rather smaller than later ones. You are not quite as rich as you think, and you should aim to have some money left over at the end of the first term, to cover those expenses, which will become due in January. Whenever you make a purchase using your University Card at one of the three College tills (Hall, Buttery, and Porters’ Lodge) you will be able to check the balance owing, and this will give you an idea of how much you are spending, and will need to settle at the beginning of the following Term.  (The Tutorial and Student Finance Manager is also able to provide you with this information, if you prefer.)  The end of year Bill, with these additional charges for the Easter Term, will be sent to your University email address early in the summer vacation. 

Final-year students will, in addition to their usual charges, be required to pay an estimated amount on their Easter Term Bill. This prepayment will be used towards any variable expenditures incurred during their final term of study in order to clear any outstanding balance prior to graduation: any expenditure not covered by the prepayment is deducted from the deposit paid by each student in their first year, before any remaining credit balance is returned to them.  The deadlines for payment are printed on each Bill.



Payments can be made either Electronically or via the Tutorial and Student Finance Manager, Mr David Graves (, Tel. +44 1223 7 60972).


Sidney Sussex College Website - Home>Sidnet>Students>Finance>Pay Your College Bill Online.

Direct Bank Transfer - Details avaliable from the Tutorial and Student Finance Manager, Mr David Graves (, Tel. +44 1223 7 60972).

Tutorial and Student Finance Manager

UK Debit Card

Cheque - payable to Sidney Sussex College



Any queries you may have concerning your College Bill – including, for example, a need to settle in installments - should be addressed to the Tutorial and Student Finance Manager, Mr David Graves (, Tel. +44 1223 7 60972).  Who will advise you as appropriate, and if necessary will suggest the involvement of the Tutors and the College’s Student Welfare Fund.