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Josephine Butler

Fees & Finance


Residence charges can be found here.

Tuition fees can be found here.

Residence Fee for New (Fresher) Undergraduates: £5,522

ALL Fresher and Foundation students have a place reserved in College accommodation, Permission from the Vice-Principal is required for alternative arrangements.

JCR Levy (one off payment): £135*

The JCR levy is a fund which helps the JCR put on amazing events throughout the year, including Freshers’ Week, Fashion Show, and our Summer Ball. It also helps to fund our groups and campaigns, such as buying in equipment for sports and societies and helping towards welfare campaigns. Even as a liver-out this fund can help improve your experience of the college.

This levy costs £135 and is a one off payment which applies to your entire time as a Josephine Butler undergraduate. Typically, around 98% of our students have paid the levy. We ask that you pay this charge to ensure that the JCR can keep producing thse great events and that we are able to provide all the sports, societies and committees that you would like to join throughout your entire time at the college. If you do not wish to pay the JCR levy you will be asked to pay a premium for events and to join sports, societies and committees. There are also some events in which we are restriced as to numbers, and priority will be given to JCR members.

College Library Fund (one off payment): £15*

The College Library is open to all and the fee supports annual restocking. Course books are held in the college library and laptops are available for loan if anything happens to yours!

College Trust Fund (one off payment): £20*

A College (not University) fund that supports requests from the JCR for assets and equipment, access to projects and opportunities.

College Alumni Fund (one off payment): £5*

Secures lifetime membership and enables connections to all College members past, present and future.

Academic Gown (New/ Second Hand): £53/ £35

We are a 'gowned college' and you will be required to wear one on formal occasions.

*you can request to 'opt out' of these charges. Details are given on your College invoice in Michaelmas Term.

The College is self-catering, so you should budget for food as well as books, laundry and travel expenses (...oh, and a small budget for going out!)

There are various packages of support for students, see link including the Durham Grant Scheme - you may also wish to talk to the Vice-Principal about financial support.