Financial Information for FE
There is plenty of financial help available to ensure you get the most out of your time at college. The information below will provide you with a general guide to student finance and the assistance available.
|If you need further help and advice, please contact our Student Finance Team on 01452 702103.
Students under 19 years of age on 31 August 2013:
- Tuition is free for the duration of your course (full-time courses only)
- Edexcel registration and examination fees for main qualifications are free
Students aged 19 to 23 years of age:
You are liable to pay your own tuition and examination fees. However, your tuition fees could be waived by the College if you fall into one of the categories below:
- You are unemployed and receiving Jobseekers Allowance
- You are studying your first full Level two qualification
- You are aged 19 to 23 years of age and studying your first full Level 3 qualification
Students aged 24 and over:
- You will need to pay for your course, please check individual course pages for fees
Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all Further Education students and covers the cost of outside visits, the engagement of special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration.
Is there any other financial assistance available?
There are many funds available to assist you through your course at Hartpury College. The funds are means tested on the basis of household income, and include:
Learner Support Funds
- Residential Support Funds are designed to support students with residential costs where a similar course is not available within reasonable daily travelling distance, and where the household income is low.
- Discretionary Bursary has been designed to assist students who need help with paying tuition fees, examination fees and other college fees. Financial assistance can sometimes also be given towards other direct costs such as transport, meal award ,books and course equipment.
- Childcare Support Fund: Having a child need not be a barrier to furthering your education. This fund can provide financial support towards the cost of any registered childcare, including nursery, crèche and childminder fees.
- Career Development Loan (CDL): This loan is available to students aged over 18. The Career Development Loan is similar to a bank loan except that the payments are deferred until you have completed your period of study or training. This source of funding is not means tested. For more information call the CDL information line on 0800 585505 or visit www.direct.gov.uk/cdl.
- Bursaries and scholarships: There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available for students including:
- Worshipful Company of Farmers
- Margaret Giffen Bursary
- Hartpury Academy of Sport Scholarships
- Sports Bursary: Hartpury has a limited fund available from sponsorship income to assist those students who would otherwise be unable to attend college and who, in the opinion of the appropriate Sports Academy Director, have the potential to excel in his or her chosen field.Residential students on full-time sports courses at Hartpury College who believe they fulfil this requirement can apply for help with accommodation fees from this fund.
- Benefits: If you are aged between 16 and 19 you may be able to get some financial support from Jobcentre Plus. Some benefits depend on particular circumstances, for example, if you are disabled, not well enough to work or are a parent. Other benefits are paid to you if you don’t have enough money to live on. You can find out more about making a claim by visiting your local Jobcentre or www.direct.gov.uk.
- Charitable Trusts: Sometimes special bursaries and grants are awarded by various trusts and you should check out your local library to see if there is anything available in your area, or visit the College Learning Resources Centre for any information. If you have a disability you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance, which is money to help with costs you incur when attending your course as a direct result of your disability. You won’t have to pay this back.
Extra financial help is also available for people who want to study and who have dependants. This includes the Parents’ Learning Allowance and the Childcare Grant. For more information visit the Directgov website at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.
Financial Help Available for Full-Time Further Education Students (UK Residents) Academic Year 2013/14