Finance and Funding
Please note: The Finance and Funding information below is for the 2020/21 Academic Year and will be subject to change.
There are no course fees for students enrolling at the College if they are an EU citizen and under 19 when your full-time course begins.
If you are over 19 or not an EU citizen you will usually need to pay for your tuition, exam and registration fees though you may be eligible for tuition fee remission depending on:
- The course you enrol on to
- The qualifications you already have
- If you are in receipt of certain state benefits
To find out more contact our Admissions team on 01264 360018 or 01264 360030 or email email@example.com
Students are invoiced for all fees at enrolment and will be expected to settle the payment immediately unless arrangements to pay by instalment have been made. We offer an interest free instalment plan over a ten-month period.
All prospective students are sent up-to-date fee information once an offer of a place has been made and course fee details are finalised, this is usually in July. In the event of new regulations affecting course fees, applicants will be appropriately informed.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties and considering withdrawing your application as a result, please speak to our Admissions team on 01264 360018 or 01264 360030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options which may be available to you.
With the Government Bursary Fund you could receive up to £1,200 to help with the costs of coming to college, if you are in one of the following categories:
- In care
- Care leaver
- Receiving Income Support (IS), or Universal Credit (UC) because you are supporting yourself or financially supporting yourself and someone who is dependant on and living with you.
- Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in your own right
Applications are available from our online registration system or from College reception.
The college has a bursary/discretionary learner support fund if you do not meet the criteria for the 16–18 Bursary Fund or are 19+. If your household income is £32,860 or less per year you could be entitled to financial assistance. Applications are available from our online registration system or from College reception.
The Advanced Learner Loan can cover the cost of tuition fees for a range of level 3 to 6 courses including; A levels, Access to higher Education courses, General and Vocational qualifications.
Repayments don’t begin until you finish the course and are earning over £26,568 a year.
Learners wanting to study with us should apply to college as normal, once you have received an offer for a place and we have our confirmed fees we can then issue you with details of how our courses can be paid and you will also receive a funding and information letter which will contain all the details required to apply for a loan, should this be how you wish to pay for the course.
If you are approved for an Advanced Learner Loan then you can also apply for our 19+ Loans Bursary Fund. This can be used to help with travel, books, equipment and childcare costs. Please note this fund cannot be used to assist with living costs.
Are you under 20 and have a child? You could be eligible for help from the Care to Learn Loan Scheme.
Find out more by visiting www.gov.uk/care-to-learn
If you aged 20 or over and your household income is less than £31k a year then you may be eligible for assistance with the cost of childcare via the Discretionary Learner Support Fund. Applications can be found on our online registration system or at College reception.
Are you in the Armed Forces and hoping to study a qualification at Level 3 or above? If so you could be eligible for financial support through the Ministry of Defence’s Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme. You can find out more here http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/
If you are in the UK or coming to the UK on or before 31 December 2020
EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can still come to the UK until the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.
If you want to stay in the UK after 31 December 2020, you will need to apply for permission to stay under the EU Settlement Scheme.
The deadline for applying is 30 June 2021.
If you intend to arrive in the UK on or after 1 January 2021
If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and intend to arrive in the UK on or after 1 January 2021, you will need to apply for a student visa under the UK Government’s new Student Route.
You will need to apply before arriving in the UK.
If you began your course in autumn 2020 and have a Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) issued on or after 5 October 2020, but haven’t yet travelled to the UK, you will need to apply for a student visa under the new Student Route.
Further information about the new Student Route can also be found on the UKCISA website.
16-19 TUITION FUND
The 16 to 19 tuition fund is one-off funding for the 2020 to 2021 academic year only. It is intended to mitigate the disruption to learning arising from coronavirus (COVID-19). The funding is being provided to support small group tuition for 16 to 19 students in English, maths, and other courses where learning has been disrupted.
Sparsholt College and Andover College will use its 16-19 Tuition Fund allocation to fund in-year at least five additional English & Maths Intervention Tutors, two to three Progress Coaches and one Learning Support Key Worker to target support at students aged 16-19 who are on full-time study programmes and who will benefit from small group support in achieving Grade 5 or above in English and/or maths and/or their main qualification. We shall focus our additional small group support activity in a dedicated Study Centre from 9am-10.30am, with further additional small group and one-to-one English, maths and main aim study support sessions scheduled between 9am and 7pm.
Full details regarding the government fund can be found here.
If you have any queries regarding funding available from the college please contact 01264 360014 or email email@example.com