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Brunel Family Discount Terms and Conditions 2020/21

Brunel University London is proud to offer a discount of10% off the tuition fees for every year of the course for any new applicant registering onto a course in 2020/21, who has a:

      • Direct family connection to a student enrolled at the University (‘Current Student’) or
      • Direct family connection to a Graduate/Alumni of the University.

Please see the University discount table in the 2020/21 Student Financial Policy for further information on types of funding and discounts available.

  1. Award details

Value:  A discount of 10% off the tuition fees for every year of the course for any applicant applying for a course starting in 2020/21, who has a direct family connection to a student enrolled at the University (‘Current Student’) or a Graduate/Alumni. The discount will only be applied once for each eligible level of study, subject to normal progression criteria having been met. Family is defined as spouse, parent, child or sibling.  

How many:   Unlimited, for all of those that meet the eligibility criteria. (The discount will only be applied once irrespective of the number of qualifying family members). 

Application process and deadlines: 

Applicants must submit an application by the deadlines below:

  • 31st August 2020 for entrants registering on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2020.  Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Applicants starting in January will be required to apply by 31st December 2020.
  • Postgraduate Research applicants must submit a completed application form at least three weeks prior to the start of their studies at Brunel University London.

Applications will not be considered after the registration deadline.

As part of the application applicants will be required to provide evidence of their connection with a 'family member'. Proof of eligibility is required and must be uploaded to the eVision Portal by the applicant claiming the discount. The University will verify the 'family members' status at the time of application and confirm if the discount of 10% can be applied.

  1. Eligibility

2.1 The discount will be awarded to those applicants who are: 

  • Self-funded
  • Registering on a full time or part time undergraduate or postgraduate programme including distance learning courses.
  • Have submitted an application and provided evidence of a family connection to a 'Current Student' or a 'Graduate/Alumni' of Brunel University London.

2.2 In the case an applicant is eligible for both, the Alumni Family discount will be applied.

2.3 London Brunel International College (LBIC) students can apply for the discount after successful completion of their LBIC course and upon entry into their Brunel course. In order to be considered the student must have a direct family connection to a ‘Current Student’ or a 'Graduate/Alumni' of Brunel University London. The student will not be eligible if the ‘Current Student’ is registered on an LBIC course. 

2.4 Applicants will be required to submit evidence to support their application and family connection. Proof of eligibility is required and must be uploaded to the eVision Student Documentation Facility (https://evision.brunel.ac.uk/) by the applicant claiming the discount.

2.5 Family is defined as:

  • Spouse -  husbands, wives, civil partners or co-habiting partners of 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni'
  • Children -  son, daughter, stepchild, adopted child of 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni'
  • Siblings -  brothers or sisters, or adopted brothers or sisters of 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni'
  • Parent -  parents of 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni', including adoptive parents and step-parents

2.6 In order to verify the family connection applicants will be asked to supply their personal details, applicants will also be required to provide evidence of the family connection, as listed below: 

Spouse

  • Marriage certificate
  • Civil partnership certificate
  • Evidence of co-habitation (two forms of ID from the following):

- Bank statement from a joint bank account, dated within six months of proposed start date

- Joint Council Tax statement from the last 12 months before the proposed start date

- Joint mortgage statement

- Other evidence of co-habitation, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Children

  • Birth certificate naming the 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni' as parent
  • Birth certificate naming the spouse or co-habiting partner of the 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni' as parent
  • Adoption certificate naming the 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni' as parent
  • Other evidence will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Sibling

  • Birth or adoption certificates of both siblings showing 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni' as sibling
  • Other evidence will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

Parent (including step-parent)

  • Birth certificate of naming the applicant as the parent of the 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni'
  • Adoption certificate naming the applicant as the parent of the 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni'
  • Evidence of step-parent connection to birth parent of the 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni'
  • Other evidence will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis

2.7 Proof of eligibility in the form of written documentation will be required before any fee discount can be made.

2.8 Eligibility Definitions:

Current student

A student who is fully registered at Brunel University London, who is not in abeyance or temporarily withdrawn or suspended.

Graduate/Alumni

A family member who graduated from a degree course at Brunel University London (including PGCE).

Graduates who studied on a course which did not carry formal degree status will not be considered eligible.

3 Allocation:

3.1 Eligibility criteria are reviewed annually.

3.2 Fee discounts will only apply to students who have enrolled at the University on their chosen course and will apply each year subject to progression criteria.

3.3 Eligibility verification is decided by the University. All decisions are final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made.

3.4 This discount will be automatic upon satisfactory evidence of a spouse, parent, child, or sibling being a 'Current Student' or 'Graduate/Alumni'.

3.5 Evidence must be submitted along with the application form no later than 31 August 2020 for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught applicants. Postgraduate Research applicants must submit their evidence alongside their discount application.

3.6 The discount will be applied each year as follows, to all students meeting the eligibility criteria: in early September for courses starting in September to January, and in December for courses starting in January to August.

3.7 Applicants cannot hold both the Alumni Family Discount and the Brunel Family Discount concurrently. In the case of being eligible for both, the Alumni Family Discount will be applied.

  1. Fee discount

4.1 Students awarded the discount will have a reduction of 10% applied to their annual tuition fee for every year of their course, subject to normal progression criteria having been met.

4.2 Fee discounts will only be made providing the student is enrolled at the University on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme, including  PGCE or staged Masters where a tuition fee is payable to Brunel University London at the time of the payment.

4.3 The reduction is applied only to the tuition fees. Further information about tuition fee discounts can be found in the Student Financial Policy.

4.4 International students must have sufficient funds to cover the full fees for the course in their bank accounts as the discount will not be shown on their Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). The discount will be applied following enrolment.

4.5 The discount will be applied to the fees in the following sequence:

  • 15% Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship (is applicable)
  • Any scholarship awarded (if applicable)
  • 10% Alumni Family Discount or Family Discount (if applicable)
  • 15% Graduate Discount (if applicable)
  • 2% Prompt payment discount (if applicable)
  1. Withdrawal of the discount

5.1 Misleading information: The University reserves the right to withdraw the discount from anyone who is found to have misled the University about any aspect of their eligibility and to seek repayment of any monies already paid by appropriate means.

5.2 Mode of Attendance Change: If a student changes to a different mode of study, their eligibility for the discount will not be affected.

5.3 Abeyance/Temporary Withdrawal/Withdrawal from Study/Permanent Exclusion: Should a student receive a fee discount and subsequently withdraw from the course or go into abeyance, the tuition fee will be reduced in line with the Student Financial Policy. The fee discount will be applied to the reduced tuition fee.

5.4 Suspension of Study/Temporary Exclusion: Should a student be suspended for any reason, discount eligibility would be suspended and will resume should studies recommence.

5.5 Repeat/Extended Study: Periods of temporary withdrawal that result in repeat or extended periods of study are not supported by additional discounts. Discount entitlement is for the maximum duration of each award and entitlement is not extended if overall course duration alters.

5.6 Withdrawal from Study: A student who withdraws from their programme prior to completion and who is in receipt of a discount will not normally be requested to repay the discount applied. 

  1. Variation

6.1The University reserves the right to vary or withdraw the discount programme at its sole discretion.

Any queries relating to these terms and conditions should be addressed to the Admissions Office by emailing: scholarships@brunel.ac.uk

17 January 2020