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At Worcester, the annual College dues are about £13 for a Commoner, £16 17s. 6d. for a Fellow-Commoner. Rates, taxes, and gas at present amount to about £6 6s. annually. These dues do not include the charge for bedmakers, but they include all other Establishment charges, as well as those for the maintenance of the chapel services and library.
At Keble, there is a fixed annual charge of £82, which is payable in advance in three equal instalments, one at the beginning of every Term, and which includes all ordinary battels, i.e. the rent of furnished rooms, board, University and College dues, servants, and tuition, but not washing, lights, or beer at luncheon and dinner. Extras, not necessarily required, are provided according to a fixed tariff, but are not allowed to exceed £5 per Term.
At Hertford, the College charges are £18 per annum for Undergraduates resident in College, £10 per annum for those in lodgings. A gratuity of £ 1 per Term of residence is given by each Undergraduate to the servant who waits upon him, and 5s. per Term to the bedmaker.
At St. Mary Hall, (1) Commoners may compound for all ordinary battels, i. e. for University dues, tuition, furnished rooms, establishment charges, servants, and board for three Terms of eight weeks each, by a fixed annual payment of £76 16s., one-third being payable in advance at the beginning of each Term: the only necessary extra expenses connected with living in Hall are coals, lights, and washing: non-necessary extra expenses, including beer, are not allowed to exceed £4 8s. per Term. Commoners who do not thus compound pay for Dues an annual sum of about £ 17 for three years (and of £6 afterwards until the twentyseventh Term from Matriculation), which includes all dues, establishment charges, and servants, except an optional terminal gratuity to the bedmaker. Room-rent, tuition fees, battels are not included. (2) Commoners paying battels in advance who reside out of Hall, but dine in Hall, pay £50 ns. instead of £76 16s. annually.
At St. Edmund Hall, students may enter either on the Prepayment System, or on the ordinary system of Caution-Deposits and payments at the close of each Term (three times a year). (1) On the Prepayment System, an annual sum of £79 (which includes the University dues), paid in three equal instalments at the beginning of each Term of residence, comprises board, the rent of furnished rooms, tuition (including all lectures given to members of Queen's College as well as those in the Hall), all payments to servants, and all charges to the Hall, except fees on taking a degree. Laundress, and fire and lights (so far as required in private rooms), are the only necessary extras. (2) On the CautionDeposit System the annual charges are:—(1) for Undergraduates residing in Hall, (a) for the first twelve Terms—establishment, £6 6s.; servants' fund (exclusive of a terminal gratuity of £1 to the bedmaker), £4 10s.; (6) after twelve Terms' residence (supposing rooms to be retained in the Hall)—establishment, £3 3s.; servants, £4 10s. (2) For Undergraduates residing out of Hall, for the first twelve Terms—establishment, £3 3s.; servants, £2 8s. All the charges here named are annual; one-third will represent the terminal payment in each case.
At Charsley's Hall the annual charges, including University dues, are £6. Residents in the Hall pay a fixed charge of £40 the Term of eight weeks for tuition, furnished rooms, board, and attendance.
4. Room-rent And Furniture.
At University, room-rent varies from £6 6s. to £18 18s. a year.
At Balliol, the average room-rent is about £13 17s. annually, and ranges from £8 upwards. The furniture of all the rooms is owned by the College; a charge of 5 per cent, per annum is made for its use, in addition to which every outgoing tenant pays for the depreciation of the furniture as ascertained by valuation at the end of his term of occupancy. The total average cost of furnished rooms, including the payments for interest and depreciation, is about £20 annually, or about 15s. 6d. a week for the 27 weeks of residence.
At Jlerton, the room-rent varies from £7 to £18 18s. annually. Furniture can in some rooms be hired from the College from £1 is. annually and upwards in proportion to the value of the furniture.
At Exeter, the room-rent varies from £10 10s. to £16 16s. annually. In certain rooms the furniture belongs to the College: in the others it is taken at a valuation by the incoming tenant, who in turn receives the valuation when he vacates the rooms. The amount of valuation is not allowed to exceed £60 in any one set of rooms.
At Oriel, the average room-rent is £ 11 annually. The furniture must be taken at a valuation: but the amount of the valuation may, at the option of the tenant, be borrowed from the College, at a charge of 5 per cent, per annum.
At Queen's, the rent of unfurnished rooms varies from £12 to £24 annually. Some sets of rooms are let furnished. The rent of these rooms varies from £12 to £21 annually.
At New College, the average room-rent is £14 annually. In a large proportion of the rooms furniture can be hired from the College.
At Lincoln, the room-rent varies from £10 10s. to £15 a year. As a general rule, the incoming tenant takes on, at a valuation, the furniture of the outgoing. But any Undergraduate putting expensive furniture in his room would do so at his own risk, as the College would not sanction any extravagant valuations.
At Magdalen, the room-rent varies from £10 to £20 per annum. Furniture cannot be hired from the College.
At Brasenose, the average room-rent is £11 annually.
At Corpus, room-rent varies from £10 to £16 annually.
At Christ Church, the room-rent varies from £10 to £28 annually. Furniture cannot be hired from the House.
At Trinity, the room-rent varies from £12 12s. to £16 annually. Furniture cannot be hired from the College, but is bought at a valuation from the last occupant.
At St. John's, the room-rent varies from £6 6s. to £ 14 14s. annually. In all the smaller rooms and in some others furniture is provided by the College, for which a percentage is charged; in the remainder the valuation amounts on an average to about £30.
At Jesus, the room-rent varies from £8 to £16 annually. Rooms are rented furnished.
At Wadham, the rent of the rooms varies from £9 to £18 a year. The furniture of the rooms belongs to the College. For the use of it a charge is made at the rate of 5 per cent, per annum on its value, and of 7£ per cent, to cover the ordinary wear and tear of the furniture. Any special damage is charged besides.
At Pembroke, the room-rent varies from £9 to £16 16s. per annum. Furniture cannot be hired from the College.
At Worcester, the room-rent varies from £9 9s. to £15 annually. Furniture can be hired from the College, or purchased.
At Keble, the rent of furnished rooms is included in the gross annual charge, but undue dilapidations are paid by the tenant.
At Hertford, the room-rent varies from £12 to £18 per annum. The furniture is purchased at a valuation from the outgoing occupier.
At St. Mary Hall, the room-rent for Commoners not paying Battels in advance varies from £12 to £ 20 annually. Furniture can be hired from the Hall, or taken at a valuation.
At St. Edmund Hall, the room-rent varies from £8 to £12 annually. Furniture can either be hired from the Hall, or purchased by those who enter on the Caution-Deposit System. On the Prepayment System the rent of furnished rooms is included in the sum paid terminally, and there is no charge for furniture except in the case of undue damage, which is estimated by a professional valuer.
At Magdalen, B.A., £o 17s. 6d.; M.A., £1 5s.
At Brasenose, BA., £4 15s. 6d.; MA., £8 os. 6d.
At Corpus, B.A., 10s.; MA., £1; paid to the Dean.
At Christ Church, B.A., £3 3s.; M.A., £3 3s.
At Trinity, B.A., £3 16s.; M.A., £6 is.
At St. John's, B.A., £6 7s. 6d.; M.A., £6 15s.
At Jesus, B.A., £3 is.; M.A., £3 is.
At "Wadham, B.A., £4 4s.; M.A., £8 4s.
At Pembroke, B.A., £7; M.A., £5.
At "Worcester, B.A., £3 is. for a Commoner, £3 2s. for a FellowCommoner; M.A., £5 is., together with £4 4s. as an entrance-fee to the Common-room in the case of one who has not previously been admitted to it.
At Keble, B.A., 10s.; M.A., 10s.
At Hertford, £5 5s. for each degree, except that of Doctor in any Faculty, for which the fee is £10 10s. At St. Mary Hall, B.A., £5; M.A., £4. At St. Edmund Hall, B.A., £4 9s.; M.A., £4 9s.
At Balliol, accounts are paid three times a year. The College bills are sent in to Undergraduates every week, and are also submitted to their Tutors: no tuition or other College fees are charged to Undergraduates who are non-resident.
At Merton, accounts are paid three times a year. There is a fixed limit of expenditure (2s. per diem for dinner, exclusive of the buttery charge for bread, cheese, and beer; £6 per Term for everything which is supplied from the kitchen, exclusive of dinners): groceries may be obtained in College.
At Exeter, accounts are paid three times a year. Any member of the College who resides in Oxford for seven or more nights in any Term will be liable to half the establishment charges of that Term, and any member who resides for twenty-one nights will be liable to the whole. Groceries and dessert may be obtained in College from the Commonroom man.
At Oriel, accounts are paid four times a year; but the account for the Michaelmas quarter, which covers the Long Vacation, is of trifling amount.
At Queen's, accounts are paid three times a year. Battel-bills are sent to all residents weekly, and the notice of the Dean is called to any in which the amount exceeds a certain sum. A list of the charges made in the kitchen is drawn out from time to time, and each resident is furnished with a copy. To enable those who dine in Hall to regulate their expenses the items of the dinner are charged for in detail. A tariff of commons is put up in hall at the beginning of each Term. Groceries may be procured from the buttery at a fixed tariff. There is a fixed limit for breakfasts and luncheons.
At Lincoln, accounts are paid three times a year. Battel-bills are sent to all resident Undergraduates weekly. No battel-bill is allowed to exceed a fixed amount, unless special leave has been obtained. Groceries may be obtained in College from the Common-room man, and are charged in the battel-bills.
At Magdalen, accounts are paid three times a year. There is a fixed limit for breakfasts, luncheons, and dinners. For everything beyond this limit special leave has to be obtained. Groceries, wines, &c. can be obtained from the Junior Common-room.
At Brasenose, accounts are paid three times a year.
At Corpus, accounts are paid three times a year.
At Christ Church, accounts are paid three times a year.
At Trinity, accounts are paid three times a year.
At St. John's, accounts are paid three times a year. There is nov fixed limit to expenditure, but a check is imposed as far as possible upon extravagance: battels above a certain amount are brought under the notice of the President weekly: the battels of an economical man may be under £80 yearly, including all expenses.
At Jesus, accounts are paid three times a year.
At Wadhaxn, accounts are paid three times a year. The weekly expenses in the buttery and kitchen ought not to exceed £1 5s. a week, and it is quite possible for an Undergraduate to live comfortably for less. Expenditure much exceeding this sum is not permitted.
At Pembroke, accounts are paid four times a year.
At Worcester, accounts are paid three times a year. Kitchen charges are regulated by a printed tariff, and there is a limit of expenditure as to such charges which cannot be exceeded without special leave.
At Keble, one-third of the gross annual charge must be paid in advance at the beginning of every Term.
At Hertford, accounts are paid three times a year.
At St. Mary Hall, a fixed sum is paid in advance at the beginning of each Term by Commoners who prefer thus to compound for all ordinary battels; others pay at the end of each Term. The fixed charge for dinner, inclusive of both kitchen and buttery, for those who do not pay in advance, is 2s.
At St. Edmund Hall, on the Caution-Deposit System, accounts are paid three times a year, at the beginning of Michaelmas, Hilary, and Easter Terms. The battels pass through the Principal's hands weekly, and any case of apparently excessive expenditure is at once enquired into. The dinner-charge is 2s. All extras are regulated by a printed tariff. On the Prepayment System, £26 6s. 8d. is paid at the beginning of Michaelmas, Hilary, and Easter Terms, together with any account for extras that may have been incurred in the previous Term.