ILR specification: 2021 to 2022

Special Fee Indicator: field

Definition

Records any special or non-standard fees.

Reason required

To allow the identification of students subject to special fee regimes for funding and other analysis.

Schema definitions

XML Element Name
SPECFEE
Field length
1
Data type
xs:int
Minimum occurrences
1
Maximum occurrences
1

Collection requirements

  • Collected for all aims

Attribute Codes

CodeTitle
0Standard/Prescribed fee
1Sandwich placement
2Language year abroad and not full-year outgoing ERASMUS
3Full-year outgoing ERASMUS
4Final year of full-time course lasting less than 15 weeks
5Final year of a full-time course lasting more than 14 weeks but less than 24 weeks
9Other fee

Notes

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

  • Students following the same pattern of study on the same course will have the same SPECFEE.

  • Institutions are not required to adjust this field to account for individual waived fees.

  • Code 0 'Standard/Prescribed fee' refers to the standard variable fee charged by the institution.

For sandwich placements these are:

  • An academic year: (i) during which any periods of full-time study are in aggregate less than 10 weeks; or (ii) if in respect of that academic year and any previous academic years of the course the aggregate of any one or more periods of attendance which are not periods of full-time study at the institution (disregarding intervening vacations) exceeds 30 weeks.

For language year abroad these are:

  • An academic year: (i) during which any periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom are in aggregate less than 10 weeks; or (ii) if in respect of that academic year and any previous academic years of the course the aggregate of any one or more periods of attendance which are not periods of full-time study at the institution in the United Kingdom (disregarding intervening vacations) exceeds 30 weeks.


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