ILR specification: 2022 to 2023

Net Tuition Fee: Field


The net fee for this year, for the student on this course. The net fee is the fee after any financial support such as waivers or bursaries are taken into account.

Reason Required

To monitor the various fee regimes and their spread across the UK.

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Collection Requirements

  • Collected for all aims

Valid Entries

Must contain a value in the range 0 to 999999


  • Net tuition fee amount has to be submitted in pounds to the nearest whole pound.

  • This field is not required where the Student Support Number is provided as this data can be obtained from the Student Loans Company.

  • Where the entire fee is waived, a value of zero should be returned.

  • The value in this field should reflect the fee actually charged to the student for this year and not the entire course. That is the fee charged after any financial support from the institution such as waivers or discounts are taken into account.

  • Other financial support given to the student such as bursaries, free equipment or similar should not be included in any reduction to the fee.

  • The value should not be reduced to reflect non-payment of fees.

  • If a student leaves the institution part the way through the year, the annualised amount the student would have been charged should be returned.

  • Where fees are paid in part or full on the student's behalf for example by an employer the net fee should not be reduced to reflect this.

  • For full guidance about this field, please refer to the HESA specification.