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Insurance

As part of the Residence charge for single occupancy rooms, the College provides £5,000 worth of Contents Insurance for students.

It is important to read through the policy documents to check that the policy has the required level of cover. If you feel the policy does not provide an adequate level of cover it can be topped up through the provider’s website.

Further information can be found at:

Paying Your Bill

When to pay

Bills are emailed to students each term. The approximate timing for the 2016/2017 Academic Year is as follows:

Term Bill type Issue date Payment due by
Michaelmas Rent (+ Graduate Prepayment if applicable) 30 September 2016 14 October 2016
  Fees Early November 2016 Mid November 2016
Lent Rent and Fees 9 January 2017 27 January 2017
Easter Rent and Fees 10 April 2017 5 May 2017
Final Bill Charges since April 2 June 2017 13 June 2017
Long Vacation Bill Graduate rent 5 July 2017 15 July 2017

The approximate timing for the 2017/2018 Academic Year is as follows:

Term Bill type Issue date Payment due by
Michaelmas Rent (+ Graduate Prepayment if applicable) 29 September 2017 13 October 2017
  Fees Early November 2017 Mid November 2017
Lent Rent and Fees 11 January 2018 26 January 2018
Easter Rent and Fees 12 April 2018 4 May 2018
Final Bill Charges since April 1 June 2018 13 June 2018
Long Vacation Bill Graduate rent 5 July 2018 15 July 2018

How to pay

To enable us to match your payment to your bill please make sure that your Student Id number (the DS number on top of the bill) is used as a reference on all payments.

  • Bank Transfer: This is our preferred method of payment. Details as follows:
    Account name: Girton College Receipts Account / Account number: 60402621 - Sort Code 20-17-19
    Address: Barclays Bank , 9-11 St Andrews Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AA
    IBAN Number : GB64 BARC 2017 1960 4026 21; SWIFTBIC : BARCGB22
    When paying by bank transfer, please use your student number as the reference so we can trace the payment.
  • Debit/Credit Cards:
    There is no charge to pay by UK Debit / Maestro Cards.
    We charge a 2.25% charge on all other cards, (to recover levy charged to the college by banks).
    AMEX is not accepted.
    Telephone transactions can be made by calling 01223 338974 or alternatively payments can be made in person at the Bursary Office.
  • Cheques:
    All Cheques should be made payable to GIRTON COLLEGE
    Please print your name and student number on the reverse side of the cheque, so we can match your payment to the bill. Any cheque received with no information will not be cashed and you will receive a non-payment reminder.
    Cheques can be posted to: The Bursary, Girton College, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0JG or taken to the College Lodge (in an envelope marked FAO Bursary) and the Bursary Office. Please write the cheque before going to these locations as it saves everyone time by reducing queues.
  • Standing Orders:
    College will accept payment of total bills (fees plus rent) by standing order over a period of up to eight months (between November–June). Please enquire in the Bursary for further details.

If you have any questions check the Frequently Asked Questions page or alternatively please do not hesitate to contact Martin on 38974 or Clare on 38977 in the Bursary (or e-mail JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING ).

Planning Your Finances

It is important to understand and plan for the costs involved in studying at Cambridge. There are three elements to this:

  • University fees – This is the cost of your course. It covers teaching and access to faculty or department academic resources. Not all courses cost the same, and it is important to make sure you have identified any additional costs associated with your specific course.
  • College fees and charges - These are paid to the College and cover the cost of the facilities and support that Girton provides.
  • Maintenance costs - This covers your living costs whilst at Cambridge and includes accommodation, food, clothing, books etc.

The University fees, College fees and College accommodation costs (if applicable) are payable in advance each term. Colleges are responsible for collecting all fees on behalf of the University. If you are self-funding, the College will ask for a pre-payment sufficient to cover fees and residence charges for one term. This is held on account until your final fee-paying term.

Graduate Fees and Charges

The University fees, College fees and College accommodation costs (if applicable) are payable in advance each term. Colleges are responsible for collecting all fees on behalf of the University. If you are self-funding, the College will ask for a pre-payment sufficient to cover fees and residence charges for one term. This is held on account until your final fee-paying term.

Students receive a bill at the start of each term and at the start of the long vacation informing them what they need to pay. Late payment fees will be charged for overdue payments so if you cannot pay on time it is very important that you contact your tutor in advance of the due date.

Details of the different charges are available at:

Information on when and how to pay is available at:

The bill that you receive will be made up of:

  • Tuition fees – set by the University of Cambridge and collected on behalf of the University by Girton College usually in termly instalments. The fee is dependent upon course and fee status. Further information is available at: http://www.graduate.study.cam.ac.uk/finance/fees
  • College fees – charged to non-EU students and are a payment to the College for a range of educational, domestic and pastoral services and support. Home fee status students who are eligible for public support don't normally have to pay an additional College fee, unless they are studying for a second undergraduate degree (affiliate students).
  • Residence charge – includes the cost of your accommodation and the Facilities charge, if you are living in College accommodation. All students in a cohort (students who start in the same academic year) pay the same amount per week regardless of what room they are allocated to (the room balloting system ensures that across your time at Girton you will get the chance to live in rooms of different standards and sizes).
  • Facilities charge – charged separately to students who are not living in College accommodation. It covers the cost of access to non-academic facilities such as the swimming pool and other sports facilities as well as subsidised meals in the College cafeteria for College students.
  • Security deposit – paid by all students in their first year at the college in three termly instalments via the college bill. It is used to cover the cost of any damage to your room or College property and is used to pay any debts which have yet to be charged to your bill once you have left such as Uniware card charges, library fines etc. The remaining amount is refunded within one month of you Graduating or your degree being approved.
  • Uniware charges – all students have a University or “Uniware” card which can be used to make purchases in the Lodge, cafeterias or on UPAY (used to pay for things like Formal Hall). At the start of each term (with the exception of the final term of their course) each student’s card comes with a £500 credit. At the end of each term the amount that has been spent is added to the following term’s college bill for payment. If you go past your credit limit you can top it up in the Porters’ Lodge.
  • Additional accommodation charges – these could be for early arrival or Vacation Accommodation.
  • Insurance – Contents insurance is included for students in college residence at no extra fee. Students not in college residence are encouraged to take their own insurance.
  • Additional charges – these are things like utility charges where they are not included in the Residence charge, damage charges and transfer fees for accommodation which you will be notified about in advance of them being charged.

If you have any queries about the fees and charges please see our Frequently Asked Questions webpage or contact the Bursary at: JLIB_HTML_CLOAKING

Charge details for previous years:

2016-2017

Student Contents Insurance

The College also provides contents insurance as part of its charges. Details of the cover are given on the provider's website and the following documents:

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013