Degree Finance

How much does it cost to study a degree at Riseholme College?

Students studying at Riseholme College in the academic year from September 2018 - May 2019, will have the following costs to consider. Annual course fees will remain the same for the duration of your study.

First-year students can make the most of our degree offer too! Free accommodation or transport, a free tablet and free membership at our new gym. Find out more.

Full-Time Students:

Tuition Fees for Home/EU Students:

  • Degree - £9,000/year
  • Masters Degree - £9,000/year
  • HNC / HND - £9,000/year

International Students:

  • £12,049/year

Part-Time Students:

  • Foundation Degree - £6,000/year
  • Honours Top Up Degree - £4,500/year
  • Masters Degree - £4,500/year
  • HNC - £4,500/year
  • PGCE/Cert Ed. - £4,500

Additional costs to consider:

  • Accommodation 2018 / 19 - £5,295/year (includes £1,000 for food) - Returning students only. First-year students can make the most of our degree offer to get free accommodation at our Riseholme campus. Find out more.
  • Course-related costs, including books and equipment. Further information about these can be found on the individual course pages.

Student Finance Loans

You may be able to borrow money to help pay for university or college tuition fees and to help with living costs. You can find out more from the Student Finance section of gov.uk.

Full-Time Students:

Degree Tuition Fee Loan:

  • Covers the full amount of your tuition fee (subject to meeting Student Loans' criteria).
  • Paid direct to the College.
  • Pay back when earning more than £25,000.
  • Repayment liability starts the year after completing the course.

Maintenance Loan:

The maximum maintenance loan for 2018 / 19 is as follows:

  • £8,700 maximum if you live away from home.
  • £7,324 maximum if you live at home.
  • Paid into your bank account after registering on the course.
  • Pay back when earning more than £21,000. (Due to increase to £25,000 subject to government approval.)
  • Repayment liability starts the year after completing your course.

Part-Time Students:

Part-time students can only apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. 

  • Covers the full amount of your tuition fee (subject to meeting Student Loans' criteria).
  • Paid direct to the College.
  • Pay back when earning more than £21,000. (Due to increase to £25,000 subject to government approval.)
  • Has to be paid back
    • the April four years after the start of your course, or
    • the April after you finish or leave your course, whichever comes first.
  • If you leave your course early, you may have to begin repaying before this.

Postgraduate Loans:

Postgraduate loans are now available for Masters courses.

  • Student loans will be available up to a maximum value of £10,000. 
  • Available for both taught and research Masters programmes in all disciplines, whether the course is studied full-time, part-time or as distance learning.
  • Students aged under 60 will be eligible.
  • Loans will be subject to an interest rate of RPI +3% and repayments will not begin until 2019.
  • Repayments will be income-contingent and made concurrently with undergraduate loans. Rates will be set at 6% of annual income over £21,000.

Find out more about Postgraduate Loans.

Additional Financial Support

The Bishop Burton Bursary Programme (BBBP) 

The Bishop Burton Bursary Programme (BBBP) 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.

There will be an additional ‘retention bonus’ of £300 for second-year students with a household income of less than £20,000. The bonus is to encourage continuation for students from low-income households or other widening participation factors such as those with disabilities or those from high deprivation postcodes.

Employability Bursary

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 2018/19 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 (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.

Access Agreements

The college's access agreement outlines the fees and financial support available for prospective and existing students. 

The applicable agreement is the one which relates to the year when you started your course. Please note that Riseholme College is a part of Bishop Burton College.

Please note that fees have been reduced since the approval of the 2018 / 19 access agreement, for 2018 / 19 the maximum fee for new and continuing full-time students will be £9,000 with the campus fee removed for any continuing students.

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