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 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.

We understand the last 12 months have been difficult especially financially. So, we have the hardship fund which is open to all further education students. This is based on circumstances and need. This is a short-term solution; however, careers and welfare advisors will support students to develop a longer-term plan. Download an application and book an appointment with Careers, Employability and Welfare who will assess it and inform you of the decision.


The UK left the EU and free movement between the UK and the EU has ended. The UK’s new points-based immigration system applies and treats EU (other than Irish citizens) and non-EU citizens equally. Students who are nationals of EU (or EEA) countries (other than Irish citizens) who enter the UK after 31 December 2020 are not automatically eligible for funding and must be able to demonstrate that they are legally resident in the UK to be funded.

Note: If you are moving to the UK from an EU/EEA country, you will now require a Visa to study. Currently The Manchester College cannot accept any students with a student T4 visa.

If you are resident in the UK and you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family members need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK beyond 30 June 2021. For more information and to apply, visit:


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.