Fees, Funding and Financial Support for Higher Education (2019/20)

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Financial Support for Higher Education

Government financial support is available through loans, which have to be paid back, and grants and bursaries that don’t. Some student financial support depends upon your household income – that is, the income of your parents or your husband, wife or partner.

Tuition Fee Loan

You can get a Tuition Fee Loan to cover tuition fees. This has to be paid back, but not until the April after you finish or leave your course and your income is over £25,000 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 £6,313 to £7,957
  • Part time fees – these range from £3,065 to £5,305.

Fees for individual courses can be found in the College’s HE Prospectus (2019/20).

Note: course fees stated in this prospectus are for each year of study. Fees for the second or third year of a foundation/ honours degree level programme may be subject to adjustment, in line with inflation.

Maintenance Loan

Maintenance loans replace maintenance/special support grants for new full time students.

  • The maximum maintenance support for students from low income households living away from home and studying outside London will be £8,200 a year.
  • The maximum maintenance support for new students entitled to benefits living away
    from home and studying outside London will be £9,347.
  • Maintenance loans replace special support grants for new full time students who are entitled to welfare benefits and those aged 18 or over at the start of their course.

You have to pay it back but not until you finish or leave your course and your income is over £25,000 a year.

Additional Grants

Extra help is available for disabled students and student parents.

For more information on additional help available, take a look at the 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 is online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

You should apply as early as possible once the service opens in early 2019 to make sure your money is sorted out in time for the start of your course.

Student Loan Repayment

Repayments are taken out of your salary. The amount you repay each month is based on your income and not amount borrowed.

For more information on loan repayment, visit www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk.

 

College Bursaries

1) The City of Liverpool College Bursary

Full time student eligibility criteria:

  • has a household income up to £30,000;
  • is in receipt of any of the following grants/allowances: Special Support Element of the Maintenance Loan; Parents’ Learning Allowance; Childcare Grant; Disabled Students’ Allowance;
  • is resident in the EU.

Part time student eligibility criteria:

  • has a household income up to £30,000;
  • is in receipt of the following grants/welfare benefits: Disabled Students’ Allowance; Jobseeker’s Allowance; Income Support; Employment and Support Allowance; Carer’s Allowance;
  • is resident in the EU.

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

 

2) The City of Liverpool College HE Progression Bursary

Full time student eligibility criteria:

  • has a household income up to £30,000;
  • has progressed from a full level 3 qualification taken in college in the 2018/19 academic year;
  • is resident in the EU.

Part time student eligibility criteria:

  • has a household income up to £30,000;
  • has progressed from a full level 3 qualification taken in college in the 2018/19 academic year;
  • is resident in the EU.

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

Bursary Payments

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

1st Payment – November 2019 – £200 full time students, £100 part time students

2nd Payment – February 2020 – £200 full time students, £100 part time students

3rd Payment – June 2020 – £100 full time students, £50 part time students

Note: all college HE bursaries are available for the first year of study only. HE bursaries are paid from a limited funding source. College reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a bursary once available funding is allocated.

Students are eligible to access only one HE bursary.

 

College Hardship Fund

A small income-assessed HE hardship fund is available to offer support to students who are experiencing severe financial hardship.

Got a quick question about student fees, finance or funding for Higher Education? Why not… AskAnn@liv-coll.ac.uk or call us on 0151 252 3000.