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for Higher Education Only

Student Loans are for full-time or part-time courses in Higher Education only - for Level 3 Courses in The City of Liverpool College, see Advanced Learning Loans.

Student Financial Support for Higher Education 2016/2017

There’s lots of financial help available; loans (which do have to be paid back) and bursaries (that don’t). Some of the student finance you can get depends on your household income — that is, the income of your parents or your husband, wife or partner.

Tuition Fees

Universities and colleges can charge up to £9,000 a year for full-time courses. You can get a Tuition Fee Loan to cover tuition fees. This has to be paid back but not until you finish or leave your course and your income is over £21,000 a year.

Tuition fees are paid directly to the college in three instalments.

The City of Liverpool College’s tuition fees are set as follows:

  • Full time fees- these range from £5950 to £7,500
  • Part time fees – these range from £2,975 to £4,950

Living Costs

Maintenance Loan

The amount of Maintenance Loan you can get depends on your household income and where you live and study. The basic rate of Maintenance Loan (65% of the maximum rate) doesn’t depend on your household income but the remaining 35% does. You have to pay it back but not until you finish or leave your course and your income is over £21,000 a year.

Additional Grants

There’s also extra help available for students with a disability, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty or students who have children or an adult who depends on them financially. For more information on this extra help take a look at our quick guides on Disabled Students’ Allowances and Dependants’ Grants available at www.thestudentroom.co.uk/studentfinance

How to Apply

When the time comes to apply, the quickest and easiest way to do it is online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance. You should apply as early as possible once the service opens in early 2016 to make sure you get your money sorted out in time for the start of your course.

Student Loan Repayment

Repayments will be taken off your salary and the amount you repay each month is based on your income, not what you borrowed!

For more information on repayment go to www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk

The City of Liverpool College HE Bursary

This bursary is available for new undergraduate students provided they meet the initial and continuing eligibility criteria as follows:

 

Full Time Eligibility 

  • Have a household income of under/up to £25,000.00
  • Be in receipt of any of the following student support grants/allowances: Special Support Grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance, Childcare Grant, Disabled Students’ Allowance.
  • Be domiciled within the EU

Part Time Eligibility

  • Have a household income of under/up to £25,000

and

  • Be in receipt of the following grants/welfare benefits
    • Disabled Students’ Allowance
    • Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Employment and Support Allowance
    • Carer’s Allowance
  • Be domiciled within the EU

Students who are fully funded by their employer or sponsor (excluding Student Finance England) are not eligible for this support.

Bursary Payment

The bursary is paid in cash in three instalments based on students meeting on-course achievement targets and a 90% attendance criteria.

                                                Full Time       Part Time

1st Payment                           £400.00          £200.00          November 2016

2nd Payment                          £400.00          £200.00          February 2017

3rd Payment                           £200.00          £100.00          June 2017

The City of Liverpool College HE Progression Bursary

This bursary is available for new undergraduate students provided they meet the initial and continuing eligibility criteria as follows:

Full Time Eligibility

  • Have a household income of under/up to £25,000.00

  •  Have progressed from a full level 3 qualification undertaken in the college in the 2015/2016 academic year
  • Be domiciled within the EU

 Part Time Eligibility

  • Have a household income of under/up to £25,000

and

  • Be in receipt of the following grants/welfare benefits
    • Disabled Students’ Allowance
    • Jobseeker’s Allowance
    • Income Support
    • Employment and Support Allowance
    • Carer’s Allowance
  •  Have progressed from a full level 3 qualification undertaken in the college in the 2015/2016 academic year
  • Be domiciled within the EU
  • Students who are fully funded by their employer or sponsor (excluding Student Finance England) are not eligible.

Bursary Payment

The bursary is paid in three instalments based on students meeting on-course achievement targets and a 90% attendance criteria.

                                                Full Time       Part Time

1st Payment                           £400.00          £200.00                      November 2016

2nd Payment                          £400.00          £200.00                      February 2017

3rd Payment                           £200.00          £100.00                      June 2017


HE bursaries are paid from a limited funding source. The College reserves the right to withdraw the offer of bursary once the available funding is allocated.  

Students may access only one HE bursary.

College HE Hardship Fund

The college has a small fund to support students who are experiencing severe financial hardship. Application forms are available from the office at your centre of attendance.

If you have a quick question about fees, finance and funding for higher education, why not: AskAnn@liv-coll.ac.uk

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