Part time job at uni, fee waiver on course fees.

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10-Aug-17, 11:48
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by helebon
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posted about 2 months ago
I know it's a way of doing a part time masters course, working at the uni (permanent job) and getting the fee waiver. If I work
part time (50% or over full-time hours) I can be considered for a full fee waiver.
I just wondered how these fee waived places are funded in real terms. Would it be from the fee paying students? The university I expect would need a certain amount of fee paying students per course to break even or make a profit.
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10-Aug-17, 20:17
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posted about 2 months ago
The fee waivers don't need to be funded - it's a just a reduction in income for the university/department. This is negligible in their million £ income per year. Universities get their money from student fees, research grants and any investments they have. It's not a straightforward case of money in equals money out. Science degrees are more expensive to run than arts degrees for example, so universities move money round as they need to.
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10-Aug-17, 20:58
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by helebon
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posted about 2 months ago
Thanks. I was thinking about the one to one tutoring, mentoring or supervision for the fee waived student, and how the tutor or supervisor is paid for this time.
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10-Aug-17, 21:20
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posted about 2 months ago
Supervisors or tutors are either paid an hourly rate or on a salary. It won't make any difference to them whether you are paying fees or not - they will get paid the same either way.

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