Fees, Funding and Financial Support for Higher Education (2018/19)

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Student Financial Support for HE 2018/2019

Please note: Before you read the information below, 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.

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.

Universities and colleges can charge up to £9,250 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 £25,000 a year.

Tuition fees information for Home/EU Undergraduates

Full-Time HE Course2017/182018/19
NEW 2017 BA / BSc (3 years) 1st year FT£7,500£7,725
NEW 2017 BA /BSc Top up (1 year) FT£7,500£7,725
NEW 2017 Level 6 HN (Pearson) 1 year FT£7,500£7,725
Foundation Degrees - Year 1£7,500£7,725
Foundation Degrees - Year 2£7,500£7,500
HND - Year 1£5,950*£6,129
HND - Year 2 £5,950*£5,950
HNC - (1 Year)£5,950*£6,129
Pre-Service Certificate of Education - Year 1£7,500£7,725

** HNC / HND are awarded by BTEC (Pearson Education). Where HND / HNCs are validated by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) or another HEI, a higher fee will apply.

Part-Time HE Course2017/182018/19
In-Service Certificate of Education - Year 1£3,750£3,862
In-Service Certificate of Education - Year 2£3,750 £3,750
BA in Education and PD Year 1£4,386£4,386
BA in Education and PD Year 2£4,386£4,386
Foundation Degree Dental Technology (3 Years) - Year 1£4,386£5,150
Foundation Degree Dental Technology (3 Years) - Year 2£4,386£4,386
Foundation Degree Dental Technology (3 Years) - Year 3£4,386£4,386
NEW 2017 BSc Dental top up - ( PT) Year 1£3,750£3,863
NEW 2017 BSc Dental top up - ( PT) Year 2N/A£3,750
HNC (2 Year) - Year 1£2,975 *£3,065*
HNC (2 Year) - Year 2£2,975 *£2,975*
NEW 2017 BA/BSc ( 6 Years) - Year 1 PT£3,750 £3,863
NEW 2017 BA/BSc ( 6 Years) - Year 2 PTN/A£3,750
NEW 2017 BSc Top up ( 2 Years) PT - Year 1£3,750£3,863
NEW 2017 BSc Top up ( 2 Years) PT - Year 2N/AN/A
NEW 2017 Level 6 HN ( Pearson) 2 Years PT - Year 1£3,750£3,750
NEW 2017 Level 6 HN ( Pearson) 2 Years PT - Year 2N/AN/A

** HNC / HND are awarded by BTEC (Pearson Education). Where HND / HNCs are validated by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) or another HEI, a higher fee will apply.

In future years we anticipate increasing fees in line with the annual inflation level (capped at RPI All Items Excluding Mortgage Interest (RPIX)).

The College does not currently offer courses for international students outside the EU.

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 £25,000 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 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 repayments, go to www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk

HE Financial Support in 2018-19

  • Higher Education Bursaries and financial support for students that will be available in 2018/2019 covers HE bursaries and HE hardship fund.
  • Individual bursaries will be offered to students meeting the eligibility criteria, with the household income level increased from £25,000 to £30,000 in 18-19 and with the bursary payment at the level of £500 for full time students.
  • However, from 2018-19, the College will no longer offer the fee waiver (£1,000) for students internally progressing onto HE courses.

The City of Liverpool College HE Bursary 2018/2019 

This 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 £30,000
  • 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 £30,000 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.

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

Full TimePart TimePayment Date
1st Payment£200.00£100.00November 2018
2nd Payement£200.00£100.00February 2019
3rd Payment£100.00£50.00June 2019

The City of Liverpool College HE Progression Bursary 2018/2019

This 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 £30,000
  • Have progressed from a full level 3 qualification undertaken in the college in the 2017/2018 academic year
  • Be domiciled within the EU.

Part Time Eligibility

  • Have a household income of under/ up to £30,000

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 2017/2018 academic year
  • Be domiciled within the EU.

Achievement targets and a 90% attendance criteria apply.

Full TimePart TimePayment Date
1st Payment£200.00£100.00November 2018
2nd Payment£200.00£100.00February 2019
3rd Payment£100.00£50.00June 2019

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

Bursary Payment

This bursary is paid in the same three instalments as the HE Bursary and is based on students meeting on-course achievement targets and a 90% attendance criteria.

All HE bursaries are paid from a limited funding source. College reserves the right to withdraw the offer of bursary once the available funding is allocated. We advise all student applicants to apply early.  Students may access only one HE bursary.

The City of Liverpool College Higher offers additional financial support to students via HE Hardship Fund and HE Learning Support fund available in 2018/2019.

The City of Liverpool College Higher Education Hardship Fund and Learning Support fund 2018/19

Higher Education Hardship Fund

It is the College’s intention that the cost of Higher Education should not act as a barrier to participation for those capable of benefiting from such an education and otherwise willing to engage in it.

Eligibility

Higher education students who are experiencing severe financial difficulty or unforeseen circumstances with financial implications can apply for support. Applications will be considered on an individual basis and will be income assessed.

Cash payment of a maximum £1,000 for FT students or £500 for PT students may be granted.

Higher Education equipment and learning resource fund

This is set for internally progressing students. It is aimed at supporting students to obtain IT and other learning equipment, books and other essential learning resources.

Eligibility

Students internally progressing onto HE provision from within the College’s level 3 provision and who do not access a Higher Education bursary, are eligible to apply for the HE learning support fund. Internally progressing students may apply for support from this fund. Support may be offered with IT equipment or cash payment and will be made available at the start of the programme (on completion of enrolment and after the first SFE fee payment is received in October 2018).

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

To apply, complete an application form available from all College receptions or Learning Resource Centres.