Need Help with the Oxford Application Fee? Let us Break it Down…
Oxford university advertises many channels of support and advice for financial issues due to the Oxford application fee. It is an extremely important issue to raise. It would be such a shame for any good candidate to be deterred due to financial fears and worries.
As a quick note, once your child reaches Oxford, there are also many resources that they (and you) can use. As well as many avenues to turn to for help to pay the Oxford application fee and all the fees after. We would suggest that this is one advantage of the collegiate system. Whilst it isn’t perfect, it is full of resources and facilities through which financial support can be developed. This includes options for subsidised accommodation and meals, as well as the actual funds themselves.
We understand that Oxford is an expensive city to live in. We know that there is a stereotype that the majority of students come from a high-earning demographic background. However, this means it is even more important that financial worries don’t ruin a good Oxford application.
One of the first steps for parents of anyone making an Oxford application is to get a rough idea of what sort of future financial costs might arise.
The Oxford University page highlights some points as to where costs can be kept down from a lifestyle point of view. These include:
High quality and abundant learning resources
Easy and convenient transport (ie. walking and cycling a lot)
All we mean to highlight is that information about living costs and budgeting is available both online and written if you are looking for it. We hope that this means you can approach financial issues with some advance planning and that this eases some stresses in a time of change for you and your family.
If you would like to discuss any issues at all regarding the Oxford application fee, including financial circumstances, please do book a consultation with UniAdmissions. It is important to think about all aspects of an Oxford application, and how you can be best prepared!
Bursaries and scholarships
In terms of funding, there are various bursaries and scholarships available for Oxford students. These are non-repayable and there is a range of amounts. Have a look at this page to read about eligibility and thresholds for 2019 application, although the figures can be taken as informative for other years too.
Do note that there is no separate application process for Oxford bursaries and that those who are eligible should be notified from around mid-September onwards. As a note, that is very early in the Oxford application process. If you believe there are any mistakes or if you would like to ask any questions at all, do get in contact with the University using the email address [email protected] And as we mentioned above, we are more than happy to talk through your concerns in advance.
Costs travelling to and from the interview
Don’t forget that there will be travel expenses incurred just for the interview itself. To confirm, Oxford does not normally reimburse any application costs or pay for any transport to and from the city. However, brand new to 2018, Oxford have begun offering to pay travel expenses to lower income candidates.
The best tip to combat this Oxford application fee is to have a good idea of the application timetable in advance, especially for when interviews are likely to be. We have covered the Oxford interview format and the timings depending on the collegiate system in another article. The dedicated week given is usually very reliable seeing that it will be after the end of the university term but not creeping too far into the Christmas holidays. Though there is still uncertainty involved, hopefully knowing the date will reduce last-minute travel costs. Again, if this is a concern for you, please do get in touch.
Support is always around
We understand that there is a lot of stress when it comes to the funding the Oxford application fee. Sometimes, even more so when you want to do what’s best for your child. However, don’t let the finances bog you down. As we said, you can find many bursaries offered to families who need additional support. And if you need any further guidance and help knowing where to look for these, don’t forget you can always get in touch with us at UniAdmissions. We will be more than happy to discuss options with you.
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