Your finance questions answered

The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to.

Hartpury has a Student Finance team based in the Student Zone. The team is there to offer advice and assistance with:

  • Fees – basic fees, part-time, what to do if anything changes
  • Undergraduate funding – what’s available and how to apply
  • Postgraduate funding – eligibility, what’s available and how to apply
  • Dealing with difficulties with Student Finance
  • Information on bursaries - Student Finance can assist with applications and advice.

You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

More information about student finance can also be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview

University Fees and Finance

The information below is for students resident in England. For information on loans for students resident in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland or the EU please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview

A government loan to cover your tuition fees is available to all UK students. The main student finance package includes a:

  • Tuition Fee Loan
  • Maintenance Loan - full-time students only 

Tuition Fee Loans pay for your course. Maintenance Loans help with living costs (e.g. accommodation, books, bills).

Click here for information on fees and loans.

Repayment of student loans

You do not start repaying your loan until you are earning £21,000, for full details please click here

Please visit the Government's website for more information.

You need to apply for student finance every year. You don’t need a confirmed place at university or college to apply. You can apply here

Bursaries

Hartpury offers a wide range of bursaries that can provide financial support to eligible students applying for degree and postgraduate courses. Below is a list of those that were available for September 2016 to guide you, but these are subject to change.

the following bursaries on offer:

 

Bursary Title

Bursary Offer

Application Form

Full-time carers (widening participation) bursary

£1,000 in year one

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Hartpury Top-up Bursary

£500 in year one

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Access to HE Diploma students (widening participation) bursary

£1,000 in year one

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Local Bursary

£500 per year for the duration of the programme

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Support Bursary

£1,000 per year for the duration of the programme

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Hartpury Progression Bursary

£500 per year for the duration of the programme

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Care leavers (widening participation) Bursary

£1,000 in year one

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Terms and Conditions

 

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Applicants can apply for more than one bursary award at Hartpury, but only one bursary will be awarded. Please review the bursary terms and conditions before applying.

Unlike a student loan, bursaries do not have to be paid back. They also do not affect eligibility for state support, such as maintenance grants and loans for tuition fees and living costs. So it’s a really good idea to see if you are eligible for any of the following bursaries on offer:

Hartpury Local Bursary: A £500 bursary, per year, and for the duration of the programme, is available to all students that are accepted on to a Higher Education programme with a home address in the local area (All Gloucestershire postcodes and those beginning with WR13, WR14, WR8, WR10, WR11, WR12, HR8 and HR9). Applicants must complete and return the Local Bursary application form by 21st September, 2017.

Hartpury Support Bursary: A £1000 bursary, per year, for the duration of the programme is available for students coming from a household with an income of less than £21,000 per annum. Applicants must complete and return the Support Bursary application form by 21st September, 2017.

Hartpury Progression Bursary: If you are enrolling on a Hartpury University Centre course after completing your A Levels or Diploma at Hartpury, you will be entitled to a £500 cash bursary in each year of the course. Students that defer or take a year or more out from study will not be eligible. Applicants must complete and return the Bursary Bank Details form by 21st September 2017.

Hartpury Widening Access Bursaries: These bursaries are available to the following students: •

Care Leavers – This bursary offers £1,000 to support study in year one and is available to students who have been in the care of a local authority for a period of 13 weeks or more. Applicants must complete and return the Care Leavers Bursary application form by 21st September 2017.

Access to HE Diploma Bursary – This bursary offers £1,000 to support study in year one and is available to students who have successfully completed an Access to Higher Education Diploma. Applicants must complete and return the Bursary Bank Details application form by 21st September 2017.

 Full-time Carer Bursary – This bursary offers £1,000 to support study in year one and is available to applicants who have full-time carer responsibilities. Applicants must complete and return the Full-time Carer Bursary application form by 21st September 2017.

Hartpury Rewarding Excellence Top-up Bursary: A £500 cash payment is available for all Hartpury foundation degree students that are accepted onto a top-up degree programme at Hartpury providing that they have achieved a pass of 60% or equivalent in their qualifying award. Applicants must complete and return the bank details application form by 21st September 2016.

Applying for a Hartpury bursary

Applicants will be required to complete an application form for all bursaries and return this by post to Bursary Applications, Admissions Department, Hartpury College, Hartpury, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BE. We strongly recommend that applications are sent via recorded delivery post. Applicants will be considered for a bursary once they have chosen Hartpury as their ‘Firm’ UCAS choice. *Terms and conditions apply.

Scholarships

For information on sport scholarships for elite athletes, please visit the website academy pages

Gloucestershire NFU Farmers Trust Five bursaries of £1,000 funded by the Gloucestershire NFU Farmer’s Trust are available to contribute towards the cost of residential accommodation at Hartpury University Centre. The award is means tested and available to degree students from local farming families with an annual household income of less than £20,000. In order to apply for this bursary you must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Enrolled as a first year student at Hartpury University Centre, studying a full-time Higher Education Foundation Degree or BSc course in Agriculture or a related subject
  • Live at Hartpury University Centre
  • Have had a Gloucestershire postcode for at least three years prior to enrolment

Or

  • Be the son/daughter of a Gloucestershire farmer enrolled on any Higher Education course at Hartpury College
  • Live at Hartpury University Centre

If you are successful in your application, any amount awarded to you will be used to assist in the payment of your residential fees. Further information and application forms are available from Student Finance.

Postgraduate Funding

Loans are now available via the Student Loans Company to English (UK National) and EU resident students to fund study of full Masters courses. Loans of up to £10,000 are available and are paid directly to the student.

The loans will be available to cover one and two year full time courses, part time courses of up to four years where three is a full time equivalent and three year part time courses where there is no full time equivalent. Funding will only be paid in the first two years.

The loans are NOT available for Postgraduate Certificates or Diplomas or for top ups from these to a full Masters.

Student Finance England's guide to Postgraduate Loans can be downloaded here.

Bank loans called Professional and Career Development Loans may be available to fund postgraduate courses where SLC funding is not available.

Please visit gov.uk for more information