Fees, Grants and Bursaries

Higher Education Fees for courses - September 2014Amount
Full-time Foundation Degree

£5,950 per year (£11,900)

Part-time Foundation Degree

£3,966.67 per year (£11,900)

Full-time Higher National Diploma

£3,600 per year (£7,200)

Higher National Certificate Part-time (18 months)

Year 1: £2,400

Year 2: £1,200. (£3,600 in total)

Higher National Diploma Part-time (18 months)

Year 1: £2,400,

Year 2: £1,200.  (£3,600 in total)

New for this year from August 2013 part time HE students commencing their course this year can apply for tuition fee loans from the Student Loan Company.

Access to Learning Fund

The Access to Learning Fund (ALF) provides discretionary financial assistance for students to help you access and remain in higher education, particularly those of you who need financial help to meet costs that cannot be met from other sources of funding.
The Fund can help alleviate unexpected financial hardship and if you are considering leaving higher education because of financial problems you’re particularly encouraged to apply. Students should be aware that ALF is intended to act as a safety net for those in financial difficulty rather than their main source of income.  You must apply for any student loans, grants and bursaries you’re entitled to before applying to the Access to Learning Fund. Any money you get is paid on top of your other student finance. Contact the Student Services department to see if you qualify.

National Bursary Scheme

It is our aim to target our funding to learners who are in most need of financial assistance however we must allocate our funds on a first come first served basis. If you meet the criteria listed below you are eligible to apply to our funds:
• If you are in receipt of income related benefits
• If your household income is less than £24,999 per year before tax
The College has decided to use its funds to offer limited financial assistance with Tuition Fees.
Full Time Students:
Each eligible full-time student awarded a scholarship will receive a benefit of not less than £2,000.
•    Foundation Degree:  Scholarship of £2000 per year (leaving £3,950 to pay)
•    HND: Scholarship of £2000 per year (leaving £1600 to pay)

Part Time Students:

Each eligible student will receive a pro rata amount of 25% based on your hours
 Example payment for a HNC would be:
•   Year 1: Scholarship = £620 (leaving £1, 780 to pay, total £2980)
•   Foundation Degree = £600  (leaving £3, 307 to pay, total £11, 240)


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