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Fees and funding

With degree courses starting from £7,500 a year, our fees are well below the national average and are among the lowest in the region, so studying with us is great value for money!

Your main costs for higher education will be tuition fees and the cost of books and equipment, however there may also be other costs to consider such as accommodation and living costs.

Tuition fees for students studying Higher Education 2019-20

All tuition fees are subject to annual inflationary increases.

Tuition Fees for Home and EU students (per academic year)

Full Time Honours Degrees (120 credits) £8000
BA (Hons) Costume Construction £9000
Full Time HND Pearson Validated Programmes £7000
Part Time HNC Pearson Validated Programmes £3250
Full Time Initial Teacher Training programmes
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Skills Sector) £7750
Certificate in Education (Learning and Skills Sector) £7750
Part time Initial Teacher Training programmes
Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Skills Sector) £2750
Certificate in Education (Learning and Skills Sector) £2250

Nothing to pay up-front

You don’t have to pay anything before you start your studies. The government will provide UK and EU students with a tuition fee loan which you only start to repay after graduation, once you are earning over £21,000. Your repayments are automatically deducted from your pay through the tax system and if you become unemployed your repayments stop until you make £21,000 again. Finally, the balance of your loan is automatically written off after 30 years.

Grants and loans for maintenance support will also be available for UK students. For more information on student loan rates and maintenance grants visit https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview.

Some helpful links to help parents and students understand the process of applying for 2016 entry and what support might be available whilst on course:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kieVV0lKF0Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPpfjKY2QC0

To find out everything you need to know about applying for student finance please visit

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/content.php?r=5659-Student-Finance

How do tuition fee loans work

If you are a first time higher education student you can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of your course. These loans are provided by the government.

Tuition fee loans are not based on household income. As long as you are eligible to apply for the loan, you will receive the full tuition fee amount.

Am I eligible for a tuition fee loan?

To be eligible for a tuition fee loan you must fulfil certain criteria in regards to:

  • UK/EU residency status
  • the university or college you are studying at and the course you are taking
  • previous higher education study (first time students)

Please note if you already hold a higher education qualification when applying for entry to our undergraduate programmes you may not be eligible for further tuition loan funding we strongly urge you to visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance or contact Student Finance England direct 0845 300 50 90.

To find out if you qualify, contact Higher Education [email protected].

For further information please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Does household income affect me getting a tuition fee loan?

No, tuition fee loans are not based on household income. As long as you are eligible to apply, you will receive the full tuition fee amount.

How do the loan repayments work?

You will only start to repay your loan once you earn £21,000 a year. If you stop earning £21,000 for any reason, your repayments stop and will only start again when you earn more than £21,000 again.

You repay 9% of your income over £21,000. So, for example, if you earn £25,000, the 9% is only applied to £4,000 and you would pay back £7 per week or £30 per month.

If you wish, you can pay the costs of your tuition upfront.

What happens if I lose my job or get a new job that doesn’t make much money?

You will only start to repay your loan once you earn £21,000 a year. If you stop earning £21,000 for any reason, your repayments stop and will only start again when you earn more than £21,000 again.

How long will it take me to repay my loan?

Obviously this will vary depending on how much you have borrowed, but the balance of your loan will be automatically written off after 30 years.

Financial support and advice

Our higher education support team is on-hand to provide advice and guidance on issues relating to study costs and financial support, including available College bursaries.

If you require further information on any of the issues regarding finance above or feel you need to discuss your finances with an advisor please contact [email protected]. For further information on eligibility for student finance please contact [email protected].