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TUITION FEES Age 16–18: All Courses – Free Age 19–23: First Level 2 or 3 qualification – Free Age 19+: Second Level 3 qualification – Advanced Learner Loan Age 19+: Level 4, 5 or 6 qualification – Student Finance Loan Age 19+ and earning below £20k: Many Level 2 courses are free
STUDENTS AGED 16–18 You won’t need to pay any tuition or registration fees. There may be costs for equipment for your course, if so you will be advised of this at interview.
FOR INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT DETAILED HERE Please contact the Financial Support team on 01753 793368, email email@example.com 100 I Course guide 2019/20
STUDENTS AGED 19 AND OVER ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS A government loan is available for those aged 19 and over (and resident in the UK) to help cover the costs of studying for a Level 3 qualification or above: If you are aged 19–23: If you are studying for your first full Level 3 course you may be eligible for a free course (charges for course materials may still apply). If, however, you are already qualified at Level 3 or above and wish to study a course at Level 3 or above, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help cover the costs. If you are aged 24 and over: You can apply for the Advanced Learner Loan to help cover the costs of studying for a Level 3 qualification or above (Access). This loan can help cover all of the tuition fees for your course and will be paid directly to the College on your behalf. These loans are not means tested or credit checked and repayments will be less than a bank loan. You will only start to repay the loan once you have completed (or leave) the course and are earning more than £25,000 per year. What is more, if you undertake an Access to HE course your loan could be written off if you progress on to and complete a Higher Education course.
ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN BURSARY If you are in receipt of an Advanced Learner Loan (see above) and from a low income household, you may also be eligible for help with costs including childcare, travel and essential course materials via this bursary.
TUITION FEE LOANS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of tuition fees for HNCs, HNDs or Foundation Degrees. This loan is not based on income and there is no upper age limit for applying. Repayments only start when you complete (or leave) the course and are earning over £25,000 per year. For more details visit www.gov.uk/student-finance To find out if you are eligible for any of the above support funds and loans or if your course might attract a discount, contact our Financial Support team on 01753 793368, email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop into one of our colleges.
CHILDCARE If you’re aged 16–19 and need help with childcare costs, call the Department for Education & Skills’ Care to Learn team on 0800 121 8989 or go to www.gov.uk/care-to-learn