How we spend tuition fee income
01. The University is a charity and is required to act for the public benefit.
02. The University is focused on delivering a high quality student experience and to enable positive employment outcomes for our students after graduation.
03. Your tuition fees are part of the total university income and are spent on delivering teaching and e.g. the academic and student support available to all students.
04. The University aims to make a small surplus each year which is then reinvested back into the fabric of the University to maintain and enhance the existing facilities and services.
How we spend your fees 2020/21 (£131m)
For 2020/21 Aston received £131m in tuition fees and this income was utilised as shown in the chart
- Direct teaching (including in-person, blended and virtual delivery)
- Campus costs, which includes cost of owning and operating the buildings (e.g. utilities, maintenance, building costs)
- Scholarships including widening participation, international and postgraduate taught and research
- Student support services e.g. employability, pastoral and welfare support
- IT & Library services including books and e-journals
- Indirect teaching (research & research led curricula, and future investments such as new buildings)
- University operations (support functions such as marketing, student recruitment and finance)