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Finance support applications for 2019/20 are now open.
Your money matters – on this page, you'll find out everything you need to know about tuition fees, student support, and bursaries and scholarships.
There is no charge for tuition if you are coming to Hartpury College to study a full-time course and you are under 19 years of age on 31st August of the academic year your course starts. Registration and examination fees for your main qualification are also free.
All you will be required to pay is a non-refundable £85 educational visits fee when you enrol.
There is a range of support to help with any of the other costs that could be associated with studying at Hartpury. Below is a brief summary of assistance to students to help guide you.
EU students, who are under the age of 19, are entitled to the same free tuition that UK students enjoy for our Hartpury College courses (Diplomas, A-levels, Access to Higher Education). If you are an EU student who is over the age of 19 and you are joining a College course, please contact the Student Finance Officer for details of the tuition fees involved.
Hartpury offers an all-inclusive fee packages for our EU students, to enable you to pay the bulk of the ‘extras’ in advance.
Students from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man should refer to the fees section for International students.
Please note that whilst there is currently no tuition charge for EU students under the age of 19, Hartpury College reserves the right to charge a fee of up to £7,000 per academic year, should regulations change.
The international tuition fees for the academic year 2019/20 are £8,750 for Hartpury College courses (Diplomas, A-levels, Access to Higher Education)
Hartpury offers an all-inclusive fee packages for our International students, to enable you to pay the bulk of the ‘extras’ in advance. Read more about all-inclusive fee packages in our information guide for international students.
Please note that the Education Skills and Funding Agency, who co-ordinate funding for Further Education study, advise that students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are to be classed as international fee payers. However, some students may be eligible to claim back some or all of the cost from their own independent governments. It is the responsibility of the student to pursue this.
If you have any finance questions, you can contact the international team on 01452 702344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students applying for our college courses. Aged over 19 years of age on the 31 August of the academic year your course starts? You have a number of choices when it comes to paying your tuition fees.
Below is a summary list of bursaries that are available for students starting their courses in September.Apply for financial support
Advanced Learner Loans
To qualify for the Advanced Learner Loan you'll need to be:
Vulnerable Learner Bursary
Students who are classed as vulnerable learners will be eligible to receive a £1,200 bursary. To be eligible for the vulnerable bursary, students must be in one of the defined vulnerable groups:
Help available Discretionary Learner support
All full-time college students regardless of age are eligible to apply for a Learner Support Fund award. Sometimes the cost of transport to College or essential books and equipment may be fundable. In addition, a daily meal allowance for non-residential students with a value of £4.25 will be made for all timetabled days. This amount will be added onto an account, which can be accessed by the student producing their student ID card at any college catering outlet.
The fund is means-tested and priority is given to those on low income who would otherwise find it difficult to attend college.
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, has the potential to excel in his or her chosen field.
Resident students on full-time sports courses at Hartpury College who believe they fulfil this requirement can apply for help with boarding fees from this fund.
Each applicant will need to apply directly to the appropriate Sports Academy manager. You can find out more on the Academy website pages.
Open to applicants from households with limited income and demanding circumstances wishing to study Agriculture, Animal, Equine and related land based subjects at a college level. The Guyll-Leng Bursary offers financial assistance for up to three years of study, including work placements, to help new or returning students towards the costs of accommodation, subsistence, travel, trips, sporting participation, books, equipment and other course related expenses (subject to terms and conditions. Applicants must complete and return the Guyll-Leng bursary application form together with a short personal statement (of no more than 300 words) outlining why they think they would be a good candidate for the bursary.
Applications are now open for the Three Counties Agricultural Society Bursary in Memory of Joe Henson MBE, open to students who reside in the three counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, studying agriculture or related subjects. The Joe Henson Bursary supports up to a maximum of three years of study, with £1,000 per annum provided each year to two students. Complete the Joe Henson MBE bursary applicaton form and return to us by the 1 July.
Read the bursary information pack.
Students aged 16 to 18 can apply for free meals at the college Students will be eligible if their parent/carer qualifies for one of the following 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 https://www.gov.uk/.
If you have a child and you are under the age of 20 on the day your course or learning programme begins. You can apply for childcare funding through Care to Learn. Apply online at www.gov.uk then type in care to learn or call the helpline on 0800 121 8989.
For those who are aged 19+ and undertaking a Level 3 or 4 course, you will be required to apply to the 19+ Advanced Learning Loan Fund. The 19+ Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund is a very small fund provided to support learners in all areas and the funds have to be apportioned equally across all eligible requests.
If you are aged between 20-23 and undertaking a Level 1 or 2 course you may be eligible to receive help towards the cost of your childcare. In order to receive support your child-minder or nursery needs to be registered with Ofsted. If eligible, the college will pay a percentage towards your bill for the days you are in college. Payments will be reduces for days that you are absent from college.
Support for Residential Further Education students
Grants are available to provide students with financial help towards their accommodation costs where a course is not available within a reasonable daily travelling distance of their home. The same/similar course should not be available from another college, which is within daily travelling distance of their home (normally 15 miles). Support is not normally available to students who are on a college bus route. (For students on a designated course with a requirement to undertake duties outside teaching hours, these rules will not apply).
A-level students will not be eligible for residential support.
The higher the level of household income, the lower the level of award. The below tables show the maximum awards payable in 2019/20 for each band of household income, subject to the availability of funds.
Application forms for the Discretionary & Residential support form are now available to download. All applications will be means-tested to determine the level of award. If any more information is required, or there are any queries relating to what financial help is available, please contact the student finance team.View application forms
Under 18 (on 1 September 2019)
Gross Household Income £
Support Award 2019/20(up to a maximum of) £
21,001 to 25,000
25,001 to 30,000
30,001 to 35,000
Over 18 (on 1 September 2019)
Gross Household Income £
Support Award 2019/20 (up to a maximum of) £
21,001 to 25,000
25,001 to 30,000
30,001 to 35,000