Fees, Finance & Funding
Tuition fees don’t need to be a barrier to learning or a roadblock to your dream career. The different costs and finance options can seem like a minefield, but there are lots of funding opportunities available to help support your journey.
We understand that student finance can be very confusing, but we’re here to help explain all the different options for you and let you know about all the different grants, loans, bursaries and funding options that will help you afford the perfect course.
We’ll do everything we can to help you to be amazing and learn some incredible skills. Fees, finance and funding are all different depending on the type of course you’re studying. Just select the appropriate option below, and you’ll find lots of help and advice available.
If, at the start of the course, you are aged 24 and over or 19-23 and already have a Full Level 3 qualification and wish to study a level 3 or higher course, you will need to fund the course yourself. You can either pay your own fees or apply for an Advanced Learner Loan (see sections below). Further information on Loans can be found at gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/overview
If you are aged 19 to 23 at the start of the course and doing your first full level 3 qualification you may be eligible for free tuition under the Level 3 Entitlement rules.
Funding information for EU nationals
Further Education (courses up to and including Level 3)
Current funding guidance is that the eligibility criteria has and will remain the same for students who start before 31st July 2020. The eligibility for funding for students starting after 31st July 2020 has not been released so we cannot guarantee the rules for EU students will remain the same for the 2020/2021 academic year.
Higher Education (courses from Level 4 to 6)
If you have started a 3 year degree or 2 year foundation degree your current funding will not change. For one year HNC or HND courses, we cannot guarantee the rules for EU students will remain the same for the 2021/2022 academic year.
Due to the ongoing review and negotiations currently underway, policies and criteria may change. Careers and Welfare will keep you informed as soon as new information is available.
Note: Fee and funding information may be subject to change in the 20/21 academic year.