Fee Status Questionnaire
A questionnaire to ensure you are paying the correct fees.
What is my fee status and why is it important?
Regulations published by the Government state that Higher Education Institutions in England can charge two levels for fees: 'Home' and 'Overseas' (the latter being generally higher).
It is normal for applicants to be asked to provide further evidence to determine what fees they need to pay (in other words identify their 'fee status').
York St John University use the UKCISA guidance to assess a person's fee status. We recommend you familiarise yourself with the 'England: HE Fee Status' information on UKCISA's website.
Why do I need to complete a Fee Status Questionnaire?
It is often difficult to determine fee status based on the application form. On this occasion, we have been unable to clarify your fee status from the information provided. To resolve your fee status query, it is important you now complete the questionnaire in full.
Failure to complete the form will result in you being charged overseas fees. If you wish to be considered for home fees, please make completing the below questionnaire a priority.
What evidence do I need to provide?
You will need to provide information about your:
- Immigration status (such as citizenship or permissions to reside in the UK)
- Your residency (where you have been normally and lawfully living)
If you have a relevant family member (who qualifies you for home fees) you will also need to have that person's immigration documents and residency information available too.
The questionnaire must be completed in one sitting, so please ensure you have the time and relevant information to complete the form before starting. We also recommend you use Google Chrome on a PC or laptop, rather than use your phone.
Fee Status Questionnaire
To complete the correct questionnaire, please choose the option below that relates to your circumstances.
Each option expands to offer a brief definition and a link to the relevant form.
If you are unsure which option refers to you, you can check a definition against the UKCISA guidance.
Settled Status is defined as either:
- Having no restriction on length of stay in the UK and having habitually and lawfully lived in the UK and Islands for at least 3 years (excluding temporary absence) before the start of course.
- Having a family member (spouse / civil partner / parent / step-parent) with no restriction on length of stay in the UK and both applicant and the family member have habitually and lawfully lived in the UK and Islands for at least 3 years (excluding temporary absence) before the start of the course.
Special Status is defined as either:
- Having special status to lawfully reside in the UK and Islands granted by the UK Government such as Refugee status, Humanitarian Protection, Stateless Leave, Section 67 Leave, Calais Leave to Remain, Indefinite Leave as a victim of domestic violence or abuse, or as a bereaved partner, Leave under Afghan or Ukraine Schemes, and evacuated or assisted British nationals from Afghanistan.
- Having a family member (spouse / civil partner / parent / step-parent) of someone with special status granted by the UK Government (as above).
Brexit Protected Rights apply to:
- A 'Person with Protected Rights' (meeting one of the protected person’s criteria on UKCISA) such as,
- pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme or pending a decision on application,
- relevant Irish citizens,
- relevant family members joining persons in UK
- a person legally adopted by a relevant person in UK after the end of the transcription period).
- A 'worker' (employed in the UK) or a relevant worker's family member (such as, child of worker or child of a Turkish worker)
- A child of a Swiss national who meets the UKCISA criteria
Residence in a British Overseas Territory is defined as either:
- Being ordinarily resident (normally, habitually and lawfully living) in a British overseas territory
- A family member of a British overseas citizen
Fee status questionnaire: Residence in a British Overseas Territory
'Brexit Temporary offers' (before 2028) apply to persons affected by the EU Exit, but not directly covered by the Withdrawal Agreement (as defined by UKCISA) such as:
- An eligible UK national (or family member) with residence in Europe or overseas territories
- Settled in the UK, but exercised a right of residence in EEA
- An Irish citizen with residence in Europe or overseas territories
- Resident in Gibraltar
Long residence in the UK is defined as either:
- Under 18 years of age and has lived in the UK throughout the seven-year period preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course
- Aged 18 years old or over and have lived in UK half their life or for 20 years preceding the first day of the first academic year of the course
If none of the above options fit your circumstances, it is unlikely you meet the requirements for home fees. In this case, please choose the 'Overseas self classification' questionnaire from the below option.
I self classify as an overseas applicant for fees purposes.
What happens after I submit my Fee Status Questionnaire?
Once your form is submitted, an Admissions Officer will review the information you have provided. If we need further details or documents we will contact you directly.
An Admissions Officer will be in touch with an outcome and your application will continue to be processed accordingly.