Students at Cambridge pay two separate fees: the University Composition Fee (for tuition) and the College Fee. These fees vary depending on the course that the student is taking.
The University Composition Fee and the College Fee are collected by the College once a year, at the start of the Michaelmas Term. If you begin your course in the Lent or Easter Term, you will be charged for one or two terms in the first year as appropriate, and then the full annual rate at the start of the following Michaelmas Term. External sponsors/paying bodies are charged annually on behalf of the students they support.
Exceptions and Further Information
Students holding a Student Finance Award (including PGCE students) are not charged the College Fee. Information about fees for graduate study is available from the University Graduate Admissions. Information about fees for PGCE students is available from the University Faculty of Education website and fees for MFin and MBA from the Judge Business School.
Many students find their costs are higher than the amount quoted on the websites above. You are advised to consider those estimates as being the minimum that you will need. The living costs page gives itemized examples of typical expenses.
If you have any questions about fees, please contact the College Graduate Office.