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Degree Level Fees and Finance

We know it can feel a little scary when you're crunching the numbers, but studying for a degree is an investment in your future. Here's what you need to know to get prepared to study at Riseholme.

What are Riseholme College's tuition fees?

Tuition fees for students studying a higher education programme at Riseholme College are as follows. Annual course fees remain the same for the duration of your study programme.

There will be additional costs for some courses, such as trips and specialist equipment and clothing. Further information on these can be found with the programme information.

Tuition fees for students starting September 2024

Full-Time UK Students:
  • BA/BSc Degree (including Top Ups) - £8,950/year
  • Foundation Degree - £8,950/year
  • HNC and HND - £7,500/year
  • Higher Education Certificate - £7,500/year
Full-Time International Students:


Part-Time Students:

Fees for part-time students are calculated on a pro-rata basis. Typical costs are as follows:

  • BA/BSc Top Up Degree -£4,475/year
  • Foundation Degree (over three years) - £5,966/year
  • HNC - £3,750/year
  • Higher Education Certificate - £5,000 in year 1 and £2,500 in year 2

What else should I budget for?

There is a range of course and living costs to consider when budgeting to study for a degree or other higher education programme.

As well as tuition fees, make sure you consider:

  • Other course fees, including equipment and trips
  • Accommodation
  • TV licence
  • Food and drink
  • Course books
  • Clothing, personal care and health and fitness
  • Mobile phone
  • Graduation expenses, such as the hire of ceremonial dress
  • A suitable electronic device with internet connectivity to access online learning.

    We recommend the following minimum specifications for laptops/computers:

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 11 or MacOS 13 (Ventura)
    Processor: Intel Core i5 10th Generation
    RAM: At least 8gb
    Hard Drive: 250GB (SSD recommended, but not essential)

    QGIS, SPSS and Office 365 are available free to students once they have enrolled.

    We also provide access to computers within our Learning Resource Centre and a dedicated space for degree students, both of which are open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday during term time.

    You'll also receive £4 printing credit when you join us. This can be topped up in our Learning Resource Centre.

Student loans from £3 per month*

Paying for your higher education can seem daunting, but you may be able to borrow money to help pay for tuition fees and to help with living costs whilst you study for a degree.

You can find out more from the Student Finance section of

The important thing to remember about these loans is that you make repayments based on how much you earn not how much you've borrowed!

Once you leave your course, you’ll only repay when your income is above the repayment threshold. The current UK threshold is £27,295 a year, £2,274 a month, or £524 a week. For example, if you earn £2,310 a month before tax, you’ll repay just £3 a month.

Postgraduate loans are now also available for those studying a masters programme. Find out more.

*This information is accurate at the time of publication in July 2022, but may be subject to change. Visit Student Finance for the most up-to-date information.

Is there any additional financial support that I can access?

Yes, we have a range of financial support available for degree-level students, including scholarships and bursaries.

Course scholarships

Riseholme Bursary Programme

Employability bursary

Student Opportunity (Hardship) Fund

Applying for a bursary

Childcare Grants

Parents' Learning Allowance

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