Studying a university level course can have a number of financial implications for you as an individual. As well as the cost of tuition fees, we realise that you also need to support yourself whilst studying.
We have an excellent team of specialist staff, who are able to talk you through the various options for financial support whilst studying. This includes details of loans, scholarship programmes, and College-funded discretionary support.
Our Welfare Teams can be found in the Student Services areas of each of our three city centre campuses, alternatively you can speak to one of them on 0116 224 2240.
With the rising cost of going to university, it makes sense to stay local to study for a university-level qualification.
Our tuition fees for UK and EU learners studying full-time university level courses in 2016-17 were £6,000 per year. This is substantially cheaper than most universities which are charging between £7,500 and £9,000 per year.
Tuition fees for courses run with our partnership universities were also £6,000 for the same academic year. These fees should be used as guidance for the 2017-18 year.
Our tuition fees for UK and EU learners studying part-time university level courses in 2016-17 ranged from £1,400 to £4,000 per year, dependent on the number of module credits delivered each year. This is also substantially lower than most universities. If you do not already possess an HE-level qualification you could be eligible for a tuition fee loan resulting in no up-front fees, and you will only begin to repay the money once you are earning over £21,000 per year (under current rules).
Tuition fees for courses run with our partnership universities range from £1,500 to £4,500 for the same academic year. These fees should be used as guidance for the 2017-18 year.
You can apply for help with your fees from the government by visiting gov.uk/studentfinance. This could take the form of a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or Maintenance Grant.
A Tuition Fee Loan will cover the cost of your up-front fees, and will be paid to your university or College. The Loan must be repaid once you finished your course and are earning £21,000 a year or more. Both full and part-time learners can apply.
If you are eligible, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan too. The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. This loan has to be repaid after you leave your course and when your earnings are more than £21,000. For more information please visit direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.
Maintenance Grants are paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the amount of Maintenance Loan you are eligible for.
New students must prove they have been living in the UK for five years before their course start date in order to get living cost support from Student Finance England.
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