Bills and Charges
The Bursar is responsible for the finances of the College. The Finance Manager supervises the day-to-day work of the Bursary.
The Bursary issues College bills at the beginning of each term via email to your @cam.ac.uk address, with details of how to pay. Each bill includes the room rent, see ‘Your College Bill Explained ’. Those students who are self funding will also have to pay their Graduate Tuition Fee via the College bill, in termly instalments. The bills at the start of the Lent, Easter and Long Vacation Terms include additional charges, such as the Cafeteria meals for the previous term. Towards the end of one year courses you agree with the Bursary a date on which your card is stopped and your bill is finalised. After this date you will no longer be able to use your card for payments and will need to pay cash for meals for example. This final bill is settled before you leave Cambridge. For PhD students arrangements to settle their account are made when the thesis is submitted.
Payment of your bill can be made in person at the Bursary, or online. Alternatively, you may leave your cheque at the Porters’ Lodge. The deadlines for payment are printed on each bill and you are expected to pay your bills by the appointed time. As a charity the College is obliged to take steps to remedy anything that weakens the College’s financial position. So failure to do so will ultimately lead to higher student charges.
Any queries about your College bill should be taken to Mrs Jane Eagle in the first instance. If issues relating to your bill cannot be resolved in this way, you should go and see your Tutor or the Bursar. Questions relating to student finance may also be raised with the MCR Welfare Officer. Try to sort things out quickly as interest is charged on late payments. (See Late Payment Charges).
If you are, or anticipate that you may be, in financial difficulty of any sort, you should consult your Tutor or the Bursar as soon as possible. The College and the University have limited funds to assist those who are suffering financial hardship through no fault of their own, or owing to changed circumstances which could not have been anticipated.