Financial support for our Higher Education (HE) students
Tuition fees for full-time Higher Education students – academic year 2020/21
The College charges an annual tuition fee for higher education courses. Most students can apply for a repayable tuition fee loan of up to £9,000 for full-time courses. Students taking out the tuition fee loan will be required to begin repayments when you have finished your course and are earning at least £26,725 per year*. More information about repayments can be found on the relevant student funding website.
Tuition fees are not fixed for the duration of the course and may increase year-on-year.
Most students will be eligible for funding towards their tuition fees, providing they have not previously studied at higher education and meet other residency requirements. For any queries regarding eligibility, please contact the relevant funding body.
If you are using a tuition fee loan to pay for your tuition fees, you will be required to bring your financial notification documentation from the Student Loans Company (SLC) to the enrolment session. If you are paying the tuition fees yourself, you can either pay the full amount up front or pay in instalments if you wish. If you have a sponsor paying your fees, you will be required to bring a letter from your sponsor to this effect to the enrolment session.
There are loans and grants available to help you with living costs. The amount you can get depends on your household income and where you live. You may also be eligible for extra financial help if you meet certain criteria. More information can be gained by visiting the relevant websites. Students taking out the maintenance loan will be required to begin repayments when they have finished their course and are earning at least £27,295 per year*. More information about repayments can be found on the relevant student funding website.
Applying for funding
For students living in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, applications for funding are completed online with the relevant website. For applicants living outside of Wales, please contact your student funding council. For applicants living in Wales, visit: www.studentfinancewales.co.uk
Please note, it is important that you make an application for financial assistance towards your tuition fees to the appropriate body prior to enrolment onto your course. Failure to apply for funding or providing alternative means of payment will result in the College invoicing you for the fees. Students are liable for any part of the fees not paid by the above bodies. If you withdraw from the college, you will be liable for the payment of fees up until the final term you attended.
University of South Wales (USW) Progression Bursary 2021/22*
If you study a course franchised by the University of South Wales, they want to help you to achieve your ambitions.
USW offers a Progression Bursary to college students who choose to top-up their University of South Wales accredited HND or foundation degree to a full honours degree through a top up course at one of their USW campuses. Worth £500, this bursary could provide financial support towards your travel, living and study costs while studying at a University of South Wales campus. This bursary is not means tested.
*University of South Wales scholarships and bursaries are offered on the basis that they are potentially subject to change in the event of changes to the fee and student support regime applicable in Wales. The University also reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships and bursaries available.