Information on Modules, Council Tax and Student Loans
This section contains useful information relating to
module registration, Council Tax and finance.
Module registration is the process by which you choose your
optional modules, if applicable, to satisfy the requirements of
your programme of study, as outlined in the programme regulations.
For continuing students this takes place around Easter for the
forthcoming academic year. The process involves logging on to
e:Vision and progressing through the appropriate screens. New
students starting in the Autumn will, unless all their modules are
compulsory, be asked to make module selections during Welcome Week.
Registry staff will advise you and provide appropriate instruction.
It is not possible for returning students who did not make their
selections at Easter to do these now online.
Please note that your timetable, accessible online via
the Student Homepage, will only
become available after you have correctly selected your
Once selected, if you wish to change modules, please ensure you
complete fully an Application for a Module Change form, available
via the Student Homepage. Modules can
only be changed during the first two weeks of the semester, so it
is important you submit your module change form as soon as
possible. Please note that the timetable will not change to
accommodate your change in module; you are strongly advised to
ensure that the module you wish to take is available to you within
It is your responsibility to ensure that you choose modules that
meet your programme of study, that you have a full module credit
load, and that you satisfy any necessary pre-requisites to study
particular modules. Credit load is normally 120 credits for
full-time undergraduate students (normally three 20 credit modules
per semester) or 40 to 80 credits for part-time students, and 180
credits for full-time postgraduate students. Please contact
Registry or your Faculty Office for advice.
Confirmation of Attendance
Should you require a certificate to confirm your attendance at
the University, this can be requested from the Student Advice Team,
situated in the Holgate Student Centre, or by e-mailing email@example.com. The
certificate will be forwarded to you within five working days.
Council Tax Exemption
If you are a full-time student undertaking a
full-time programme of study you are exempt from Council Tax.
Full-time students living in York can benefit from York
Council’s online Council Tax Exemption service. York St John
University, as well as the University of York and York College,
have been working with York Council to make registering for
discounts and exemptions from the Council Tax easier. You can apply
for a discount or exemption online. There is no need to
supply student certificates. If you live in a student
property with students who study at places other than the three
participating institutions you will need to complete and send a
single form, but students from York St John University, the
University of York and York College will not have to provide proof
of student status.
To apply online go to www.york.gov.uk/counciltax
and follow the link for Student Discounts and Exemptions.
Full-time students living outside the York Council area can
apply for Council Tax exemption to their Council, but will need to
provide them with a York St John Council Tax Exemption certificate.
These are available on request from Registry by either e-mailing
firstname.lastname@example.org or by
visiting the Student Advice Team in the Holgate Student Centre.
Certificates can normally be collected from the Student Advice Team
within 24 hours. There is no charge for this.
Read more information on the University’s Council Tax exemption policy.
Student Loan Payments
Students who have applied for a maintenance loan will have
received a payment schedule letter from the Student Loans Company
which gives the dates of payment for each instalment of student
loan. However, we must first confirm to the Student Loans Company
that you have enrolled fully before the first payment will be
released into your bank account.
For new students that have completed online
enrolment, this process occurs after you have seen Registry staff
during Welcome Week and have been issued with your student ID card.
Once this is done, we notify the Student Loans Company of your
attendance and your first student loan payment will be made by the
Student Loans Company into your bank account. This will usually be
deposited three to four working days after your enrolment.
For returning students that complete online
enrolment prior to the start of the 2009/10 session, your first
student loan payment will be made on the date specified in your
payment schedule letter.
Please note that your student loan payment will become available
only when you have fully completed enrolment.