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HE Fees, Funding and Financial Support – 2021/22

Please note: The information below regarding Student Loans is for full- and part-time courses in Higher Education only, and applies to HE students taking up a place at College in academic year 2021/22.
For Level 3 Courses studied at The City of Liverpool College, see Advanced Learning Loans

There is lots of financial help available to support you whilst studying on a higher education programme – including loans, which have to be paid back, and bursaries that don’t. Certain student finance available 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 tuition fees for each year of a full-time course.

To learn more about the financial support available, click on a heading below.

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 £25,725 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 £6,586 to £8,278 per year.
  • Part time fees: these range from £3,233 to £5,519 per year

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 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 in the parental home will be £7,987 a year.
  • The maximum maintenance support for students from low income households living away from home and studying outside London will be £9,486 a year.
  • The maximum maintenance support for students entitled to benefits living in the parental home will be £9,423 a year.
  • The maximum maintenance support for new students entitled to benefits living away from home and studying outside London will be £10,815 a year.
  • Maintenance loans replace special support grants for new full time students who are entitled to welfare
    benefits.

You have to pay it back but not until you finish or leave your course and your income is over £25,725 a year.

GUIDANCE FOR EU STUDENTS

For courses starting in September 2021, you will be eligible for student finance if you have citizens’ rights (or if you are an Irish citizen covered by the Common Travel Area arrangement).

Student Finance England will ask you to provide evidence in order to be awarded undergraduate financial support.

Please click here to read further details on the government website.

CHILDCARE SUPPORT

If you are studying on a HE course, you may be able to apply for a Government loan to help pay for tuition and living costs. You can also apply for a Childcare Grant to help towards your childcare costs.  The grant is on top of your other student finance and does not have to be paid back.  You can use the Arts Centre nursery or if you prefer, find a setting of your choice for your child.

To apply or for further details about eligibility, visit: https://www.gov.uk/childcare-grant

ADDITIONAL GRANTS FOR DISABLED STUDENTS/STUDENT PARENTS

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 2021, 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 the amount borrowed.

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

COLLEGE BURSARIES

The City of Liverpool College Bursary

Full time student eligibility criteria:

–   has a household income up to £25,000;
–   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 £25,000;
–   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.
NOTE: This support is available to Care Leavers regardless of their household income.
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 2021 – £200 full-time students, £100 part-time students

2nd Payment:  February 2022 – £200 full-time students, £100 part-time students

3rd Payment:  June 2022 – £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.
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 College Information on 0151 252 3000.
Watch this short video from Student Finance England to find out more about the financial help available.