Fees FAQ

Are there any fees (16-18)?

If you are 16-18 years old and choose to study on a government funded course there is no fees to pay.  This does not apply to HE courses where there are fees to pay.  However, there are HE loans available. To be exempt, partially exempt or receive a loan for payment of fees you must qualify as a Home Student 

Are there any fees (19+)?

Fee exemption for Adults (aged 19 or older on 31st August, 2021) are complex and can depend on your benefits status, your age, your highest level of achievement, and the level of course you are intending to study.  All adults will be formally fee assessed during the enrolment process. If you are seeking fee exemption on the basis that you are claiming Means Tested Benefit (MTB), you will need evidence for this.  MTBs include Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support, Universal Credit and Employment Support Allowance (WRAG category), evidence must be dated no more than three months before the start of your course.  MTBs are not available to study a Level 3 or higher course    for which fees may be applied, however, Advanced Learning Loans are available. To be exempt, partially exempt or receive a loan for payment of fees you must qualify as a Home Student 

What is a Home Student?

A Home Student is someone who has been normally and legally resident in the European Economic Area for the last 3 years.  The evidence for this can be a passport or ID card, your Birth Certificate (UK born citizens only), Home Office documents, a solicitor’s letter or any other documents you hold that would establish your residency status.