All fees (including fees payable to the university) are collected by the College. When you receive your invoice you must pay your fees to the College Office, who will then issue you with a receipt. You will need to bring this receipt with you to the Tutorial Office when you matriculate. All students are responsible for ensuring that their fees are paid. Failure to pay fees will result in the student's membership of the College (and therefore their status as a student of the university) being terminated. Further information on fees is available in the undergraduate and graduate application information sections.
If you find yourself in financial difficulties you should see your Tutor at the earliest opportunity. It is better to tackle difficulties promptly with a Tutor's help than to allow debts to build up. There are a number of ways in which students in financial difficulty can be helped and your Tutor will be able to advise you about these. In addition to the various funds described in the hardship section, the College will be able help in cases of sudden serious cash-flow problems by advancing, immediately, an interest-free short-term loan.
Information for Undergraduate Students
An excellent general guide to undergraduate finance at Cambridge is available at the Cambridge Admissions Office website. Wolfson bills publicly-funded students for the amount of the fees that are payable, if applicable, in three instalments, one in each term. The College fee for publicly-funded students is paid, on their behalf, by the University from public funds made available for this purpose. The College bills privately-funded students for the full annual amount of the fees at the beginning of each academic year. Payment of fees is required at the beginning of each Michaelmas Term.
Cambridge Bursary Scheme
Bursaries for Home (UK) students are available from the Cambridge Bursary Scheme, to which Wolfson College makes a contribution.
Information for Graduate Students
An excellent general guide to postgraduate finance in Cambridge is available at the Student Registry website. The College will bill you for the full annual amount of the fees at the beginning of each academic year, unless you fall into one of the categories of students who have their fees paid for them (see below). Payment of fees is required at the beginning of each Michaelmas Term.
Fees for students funded by the Cambridge Trusts and the United Kingdom Research Councils will normally be paid directly to the College by these funding bodies. If you are unsure as to whether your funding body will be paying your fees directly to the College please check with them.
Other students funded by scholarships or sponsorship, whether home, EU or overseas, should check with their funding body to see if their fees are going to be paid directly to the College or whether the money will be given to you to pay the fees. You must ensure that the money will be available by the due date.
Full-time graduate students (other than those studying for one-year courses) experiencing unforeseeable financial hardship may apply for research awards administered by the Student Registry.