This page provides explanations of the fees regulations and guidance which underpin fee status assessment in Northern Ireland for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Before you look at this page, you should also read our introductory info about 'Home' and 'Overseas' fees and find out if your course is in higher education (HE) or further education (FE).
Remember that, in the context of these regulations/guidance, certain terms mean what is explained for them in the Definitions (at the bottom of this page) and not what you might interpret from an ‘everyday’ understanding of the words.
We are expecting the fees regulations to be amended for autumn 2021 onwards and we understand this will affect many (although not all) of the categories below, especially the EU-related ones. For what is known for students commencing study in autumn 2021, see Brexit - fees and Student Support.