Fees and Charges

Fees and Charges

Students at Hughes Hughes Hall pay fees for tuition, catering and accommodation (including a damage deposit).

Fees and Living Costs

The main University of Cambridge website has useful information about fees and living costs, and how to calculate them. For some helpful guidance, see the University’s Undergraduate Finance pages or the Graduate Finance pages, depending on the course your are applying for. There is also more information on the University’s fees page, and the Fees and Charges page of this website.

Kitchen Fixed Charge

All students pay the Kitchen Fixed Charge as a contribution to everyday catering and dining, this charge reduces the unit cost of meals and helps us maintain an essential shared facility. It’s also part of supporting our community, since members often chat and exchange ideas over meals or coffee. The KFC varies depending on what type of accommodation you live in – see the KFC section for more details.

College Accommodation

College accommodation is priced according to bands based on size, bathroom facilities and location. There are 10 bands in total: four for single rooms on the main college site, three for single rooms in the houses, and three for couples’ accommodation. Prices for each band in the current year are available here.

Caution Money (Damage Deposit)

Caution money is a deposit against damage to College accommodation. You pay it when you arrive  and get it back when you leave, all being well. Some of our students leave their deposit as a donation to the college – we are always grateful when they do, and the money goes right back into improving our facilities.

If you live in a College room, you must leave it clean and tidy at the end of each licence period. You should remove all your personal possessions, including bedding and items from the kitchen and bathrooms. If you don’t leave your room clean and tidy, we may make a charge by retaining some of your caution money. Details of the charges are here.