Fees are due and payable at the time of enrolment unless you are a home student aged 16 to 18 years undertaking a YPLA funded course.
If you are paying your fees yourself and the tuition fee element of you course is over £100 you can spread the cost and pay by instalments or pay in full and receive a 5% discount off the tuition fee element.
If your employer is paying for your course and wishes to pay on invoice, we will require an official purchase order.
To be eligible for full fee remission (applies to qualifying courses only) you must be one of the following:
- On Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group
- Unemployed and on income-based benefits
- Aged 19-23 studying your first full level 2 qualification
- Aged 19-24 and studying your first full level 3 qualification
- Studying adult basic skills and/or functional skills in literacy and numeracy or GCSE English/maths
- An asylum seeker receiving support from NASS
- Studying your first full level 3 qualification who have left the British Armed Forces after completing 4 or more years of service or have been medically discharged
24+ Advanced Learning Loans
The Government is introducing 24+ Advanced Learning Loans for learners aged 24 and above in further education and training studying at Level 3 and above, including QCF Certificates and Diplomas, Access to HE and Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships on or after 1 August 2013.
The loan is available to anyone regardless of income or benefits.
24+ Advanced Learning Loans will cover the cost of tuition, so learners do not have to pay upfront. Interest on the loans will be lower than anything available on the high street and linked to inflation.
Learners start to pay the loan back when they have completed the course and start to earn over £21,000 per year. Any balance outstanding is written off after 30 years.
If you take out a Advanced Learning Loan for an Access to HE programme of study AND then progress to a degree or foundation degree and COMPLETE the programme, you will not have to pay back the loan taken out for the Access to HE programme. You will still, however, be expected to pay back any tuition fee loan taken out for the degree/foundation degree programme.
For more information on 24+ Advanced Learning Loans please visit.
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Please see our separate page on fees and finance specifically for our HE provision.
HE Fees and Finance