Find out what it costs to take our courses, and discover information on a range of financial support packages you can apply for…
Depending on your chosen course, there may be costs you have to pay in addition to any course fees, which could include money for books, trips, equipment or specialist clothing required by your course. For more information just check your chosen course via our FIND A COURSE tool in the top right of the screen.
Tuition Fee Loan
The Tuition Fee is the fee that the college charges students to attend their course. The amount is set by the college, and is the same for all students regardless of income. Students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan for the full amount of their tuition fee, which is paid directly to the college. Students are required to start paying back the loan once they have left or completed their course, and are earning over the threshold amount.
A maintenance loan is a loan that students can apply for to help pay for living expenses, travel costs and any additional course fees (trips, materials etc.). Students are required to start paying back the loan once they have left or completed their course, and are earning over the threshold amount.
Funding for your Access course
Aged 19 or over and thinking of taking one of our Access to Higher Education courses? To help make studying more affordable you can apply for a low-interest Advanced Learner Loan to pay for your tuition fee – and if you go on to complete a higher education qualification after your Access course, any remaining loan amount will be written off!
Pay by instalments
Taking out a loan isn’t the only way to pay for your course – we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help make higher education study more affordable and spread the cost of tuition fees. Find out more.
Modes of Study and eligibility
Full time loan applications open from March 2021. Part time loan applications open from Summer 2021.
Full time students should be eligible for both tuition fee and maintenance loans (depending on household income).
Part time students are eligible for tuition fee loans, but not maintenance loans.
If you choose to study your HNC part time, and then your HND full time (or vice versa), this may make you ineligible for finance support from Student Finance England.