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 360030 / 360031.
Payment of Fees
Students are invoiced for all fees at enrolment and will be expected to settle the payment immediately unless arrangements to pay by installment have been made. We offer an interest free instalment plan over a ten-month period. Our Finance Team will be happy to assist students in financial difficulties to negotiate payment plans – call 01962 797301.
All prospective students are sent up-to-date fee information once the details are finalised. 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 Student Admin Team first on 01264 360030 to discuss the options open to you.
16-18 Bursary Fund
With the Government Bursary Fund you could receive up to £1,200 to cover your college costs. To be eligible to receive the fund learners should be:
- In care
- Care leavers
- Receiving Income Support (IS), or Universal Credit (UC) in place of Income Support, in their own right
- Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Universal Credit (UC) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payments in their own right
Learner Support Funds
We also provide a discretionary fund if you do not meet the criteria for the 16–18 Bursary Fund or are 19+. If your household income is £25k or less per year you could be entitled to financial assistance. Please call 01264 360014.
Advanced Learner Loans and Bursary Fund
The eligibility criteria for Advanced Learner Loans is being expanded so that they are available to learners aged 19 and over and for study at level 3 to level 6. Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans.
If you are approved for an Advanced Learner Loan then you can also apply for our 19+ College Bursary Fund. This can be used to help with travel, books, equipment and childcare costs.
Career Development Loan
If you are 19+, but not eligible for a Advanced Learner Loan then you can apply for a Career Development Loan to pay your fees. You don’t have to pay it back until your course finishes! Visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans
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 are 20+ and your household income is less than £30k a year in your household then you may also get childcare support through our College Learner Support Fund.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties that may force you to withdraw your application, please call our Student Finance team on 01264 360014 before making any decisions!
Armed Forces Bursary Fund
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.
Booking Conditions for Part-Time students
For full information on Cancellations and Refunds click here
If you are concerned about any financial matters please contact us on 01264 360014 for some helpful advice.