Our rental charges are competitive for central London and a range of Scholarships are available to assist those who might find it difficult to raise sufficient funds.In addition, once at the College, those in their second and subsequent years can apply for bursaries. There is also an emergency fund for those who find themselves in sudden difficulty. In 2018-2019 the College gave out nearly £500,000 in student funding, and 24% of Members received some assistance. 

The rents below are for the 2019-20 academic year. Rents increase on 1st September each year.   Rent is calculated per night. A maximum monthly rent is shown for months with 31 days. For months with less than 31 days the rent will be charged for the number of days in that month. Our rents are inclusive of heating, hot water, wifi etc. Those in flats and studios will pay a monthly charge for electricity which is calculated on usage and may also be liable for council tax. There are no other charges added to rents.


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Room type No.

Rent per week (inc. VAT at 4%)

Maximum rent per month (31 days)

Deposit

Amount payable in advance

Council Tax (per year)*

Shared bathroom            
Single A Study Bedroom 67 £244.54 £1,082.84 £400 £1,528.62 £0
Single B Study Bedroom 206 £220.73 £977.52 £400 £1,418.75 £0
Single C Study Bedroom 34 £200.93 £889.82 £400 £1,327.36 £0
Private bathroom            
Single Ensuite A Study Bedroom 134 £278.75 £1,234.47 £400 £1,686.54 £0
Single Ensuite B Study Bedroom 21 £267.18 £1,183.21 £400 £1,633.12 £0
Small Studio Flat 5 £355.34 £1,573.63 £750 £2,390.02 £1,215.16

*See Important Information below for more information about Council Tax

 


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Room type No. Rent per week (inc. VAT at 4%)
Maximum rent per month (31 days) Deposit Amount payable in advance Council Tax (per year)*
Double Ensuite Study Bedroom 4 £303.07 £1,342.15 £400 £1,798.77 £0
Accessible Studio Flat 2 £355.34 £1,573.63 £750 £2,390.02 £1,215.16
Large Studio Flat 16 £363.85 £1,611.36 £750 £2,429.33 £1,215.16
One Bedroom Flat 46 £429.30 £1,901.19 £750 £2,731.39 £1,388.76

*See Important Information below for more information about Council Tax


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Room type No. Rent per week (inc. VAT at 4%)
Maximum rent per month(31 days) Deposit Amount payable in advance Council Tax (per year)*
SmallTwo Bedroom Flat (one child) 22 £458.93 £2,032.41 £750 £2,868.14 £1,562.35
LargeTwo Bedroom Flat (two children) 12 £481.28 £2,131.39 £750 £2,971.30 £1,562.35
Three-Bedroom Flat (three children) 4 £538.94 £2,386.73 £750 £3,237.41 £1,909.54 to £2,256.73

*See Important Information below for more information about Council Tax


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Room type No. Rent per week (inc. VAT at 4%)
Maximum rent per month (31 days) Deposit Amount payable in advance Council Tax (per year)*
Accessible Single Ensuite Study Bedroom 5 £278.75 £1,234.47 £400 £1,686.54 £0
Accessible Studio Flat 2 £355.34 £1,573.63 £750 £2,390.02 £1,215.16

*See Important Information below for more information about Council Tax


Rent is calculated per night and on arrival at the College you will be billed each month on the 1st of the month for your rent for the next month. You can pay your rent when at the College by Direct Debit, cheque or cash. For months with less than 31 days the rent will be charged for the number of days in that month. In the UK a tax called VAT (Value Added Tax) is levied on all goods and services. This tax is currently 20%. In the case of accommodation fees, VAT is the normal 20% for first 28 nights of your stay and then reduced to 4% until the end of your stay. The rents above include 4% VAT. Please note that accommodation fees including 20% VAT will have already been paid by you as part of your initial payment (security deposit) and this is credited to your first month's rent. As a student you are not eligible to reclaim VAT.

Our charges cover heating, hot water, internet access and much more. Many of our communal facilities are free for Members, including regular 'dining-in nights' to lectures, sports and social nights. There's so much available as part of the Goodenough experience!

  • Free wi-fi throughout the private rooms and flats and the public areas of the College.
  • An in-house maintenance team to sort out any problems in your room or flat as soon as possible.
  • 24 hour Reception Teams.
  • Secure, free bike storage.
  • 24 hour libraries
  • Contents insurance for your room or flat
  • Invitations to black-tie dinners and free regular College communal dining-in events
  • 15% discount on food in the Great Hall and Freddies
  • Music rooms
  • Discounted gym membership and subsidised tennis court
  • Free or subsidised social, cultural and academic events
  • Weekly linen and cleaning for those in single rooms

Advance payment charges

You will be required, on signing of your contract,to pay online;

  • A deposit of £400 in single or double rooms, £750 in studios and flats. This is to cover damage and will be returned when you leave with any deductions made for damage or breakages.
  • An advanced paymentequal to 28 days rent on your allocated room type at theVAT rate of 20%. This is credited to your accommodation bill once you havearrived. If you withdraw before arrival some or all of this will be returned depending on how much notice you give that you will not be taking up the accommodation. To have the full amount returned you must give 28 days or more notice from the expected date of arrival.

Council Tax

Council Tax is a local authority tax paid to Camden Council (our local government authority) and this money is used to pay for local services such as schools, rubbish collection, roads and street lighting. Each domestic property is liable for this tax irrespective of whether you are a temporary or permanent resident.

Flats and studios in William Goodenough House are liable for Council Tax. The Council Tax is a personal liability. You may be liable for full or partial exemption and you will need to assess your family situation and provide the relevant proof to Camden Council, after receiving a bill, to gain the exemption. This website gives excellent clear advice about Council Tax and exemptions:

https://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information--Advice/Fees-and-Money/Council-Tax

Full time students are eligible for an exemption of 100%. However if you will be living at the College with another adult over the age of 18, they are then liable for the full or a discounted amount. For example:

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Main College Member Partner/Spouse or other adult over 18 Council Tax payable
Full time student Not a student and UK, EU or EEA national or has the right to live indefinitely in the UK 75% of the full amount
Full time student Non-student from outside the UK, EU or EEA, may be eligible to apply for a discount (see below)* 0%
Full time student Full time student 0%
Not a full-time student Not a student and UK, EU or EEA national or has the right to live indefinitely in the UK 100% of the full amount
Not a full-time student Full time student 75% of the full amount
Not a full-time student Non-student from outside the UK, EU or EEA, may be eligible to apply for a discount (see below)* 75% of the full amount

*Some partners and spouses may also be eligible for a discount, for instance, if they are here on a dependant visa which was granted with the condition ‘no recourse to public funds’ or a prohibition on employment endorsed in their passport or on their Biometric Residence Permit (BRP).

If you stay on for a week or two or a couple of months after the official end date of your course, or you arrive before the official start date of your course, you will be liable to pay the full Council Tax for this time as you will not be a full time student. The amount will be charged pro-rata for the months in the financial year that you will be resident. The rate will increases each financial year (from 1 April).

The advice given here is for information only and the College is not liable if the rules change for exemptions or if they are interpreted differently by Camden Council. You are strongly advised to determine your own liability for Council Tax.

Scholarships

A number of Scholarships are available to help Members pay their accommodation fees. Please see our Scholarships page for full details.