There are two options: a termly contract, where your room needs to be vacated in the Christmas and Easter vacations, and a continuous contract where it doesn’t.
For 2020-21 entrants, the rent is £157 per week. This rent charge includes background heating, wireless internet, gym membership and personal belongings insurance. Your rent bursary will be subtracted from this total.
In addition you will be charged a Kitchen Fixed Charge (KFC); this includes a contribution to running the College Buttery, providing and maintaining student kitchens and subsidising student Formal Hall events. There are various KFC options, depending on whether you want to commit to eating more or fewer meals in the College Buttery. If you commit to paying for more meals in the Buttery, you’ll pay £50 a term KFC, and if you don’t commit to paying for any meals in the Buttery, you’ll pay £150 a term KFC. Most undergraduates opt for one of the middle options, pay £100 or £133 a term in KFC, and eat around 3 to 5 meals in the Buttery a week.
After your first year, you can choose to live out of College if you prefer. Students who “live out” (not in College accommodation) pay a reduced KFC of £50 each year, to cover the costs of your Formal Halls.
For new students there is a one-off cost of membership of the Newnham Roll, which is £60. This payment enrols you as a life member of the alumnae association, which currently has 7,500 members.
Some students may need adaptations to their rooms (for example, to accommodate a disability or religious requirements): you will not be charged an additional fee for this.