Higher Education Finance
Studying a degree is an investment in your future. Find out about the associated costs and financial help available.
Tuition Fees for Home/EU Students:
- Degree - £9,250/year
- Masters Degree* - £9,250/year
- HNC / HND - £9,250/year
- Higher Education Certificate - £9,250/year
- Foundation Degree - £6,166/year
- Honours Top Up Degree - £4,625/year
- Masters Degree* - £4,625/year
- HNC - £4,625/year
Additional costs to consider:
- Accommodation 2020 / 21 - £5,700/year half board (includes £1,000 for food)
- Course-related costs, including books and equipment. Further information about these can be found on the individual course pages.
*Alumni students qualify for a £1,500 bursary when progressing to study a masters programme. Paid year 1 for full-time and £750 each year part-time.
The Higher Education Bursary Programme
The Higher Education Bursary Programme will offer financial support to 50 students from households with an income of less than £25,000 in year one of study. Additional widening participation criteria will be used to prioritise awards which will include consideration of internal progression, postcode deprivation areas and disability. These awards are of £1,000 per full-time equivalent (FTE) and will be given in the form of three equal payments across the year, subject to achievement of attendance targets and submission of work.
Aimed at supporting low income, high deprivation or students with disabilities to complete additional qualifications or to engage in industry-specific development which will support their future career. There will be 50 employability bursaries available in the 2020 / 2021 year. Students can apply for this bursary to support their employability ambitions and enhance their CVs. The award is up to a maximum of £300 per application.
Student Opportunity Fund (General Hardship Fund)
This discretionary fund is specifically aimed at assisting Higher Education students that are in financial hardship or difficulty to:
- Meet specific course and living costs which are not already met from other sources
- Provide emergency payments for unexpected financial crisis
- Intervene in cases where a student may be considering giving up their course because of financial problems.
The Student Opportunity Fund awards are conditional to the students’ expenditure being higher than their income.
For applications to be considered all students must follow the college procedure which includes the completion and submission of a Student Financial Awards application form (available from Student Services) and supporting documents, followed by an advisory interview.
Applying for a Bursary
Applications will only be considered from enrolled students. To be considered, all students must follow the college procedure which includes the completion and submission of a Student Financial Awards application form (available from Student Services) with supporting documents, such as student finance awards notice and other evidence. This will be followed by an advisory interview.
Please note all bursary funds are limited and any bursaries applications and hardship funding may be closed before the end of the academic year once the allocations have been made.
Higher Education Student Childcare Grant
Childcare Grants may be available through student finance for those students with dependent children in registered or accredited childcare. It cannot be claimed for if a student is already claiming the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit from the Inland Revenue.
The Student Opportunity Fund can also offer help with childcare costs for those who have a shortfall in their Childcare Grant.
Please contact Student Services regarding eligibility and how to apply.
Parent's Learning Allowance
If you are a full-time student with dependent children, you may be entitled to help from the Parent's Learning Allowance through student finance.
This extra finance (along with the Childcare Grant) can help pay for childcare and other costs related to your course.
You may be entitled receive up to £1,508 per year for course-related costs, which is paid in three instalments and can again be applied for through Student Finance England.