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Introduction
What Level is my course?
Level 2 or below
Level 3 & above (excluding Higher Education)
Higher Education (HNC/D, Foundation Degree, Degree)
Fee Payers
Further Information


Introduction

Are you under 19 on the 31st August?

The majority of students aged 16 to 18 are eligible for free courses and will not have to pay for the remainder of the programme should they become 19 at any point during the course. However, certain courses, particularly those with full cost and Higher Education status, are not included so please check before enrolling.

Students who are under sixteen are generally not eligible for free courses. Please consult the Under 16’s team on 01904 770202.

Funding guidance for further education students under 19

16-19 Bursary Fund guidance

Are you 19 or over on 31st August?

The majority of students aged 19 and over will need to pay fees; however, there are certain exceptions. You may not have to pay fees if you fall into one of the exemption categories.

Funding guidance for further education students aged 19-23

Funding guidance for further education students aged 24 or over

The Funding Team

Before, during and after your course, the Funding Team is available to help you investigate the funding options available to you.

From tuition fees to travel costs and student loans to benefits, the Funding Team is available to help you negotiate any financial barriers to education that you may be facing.

You can contact the Funding Team in the following ways:

in person by coming in to the InfoZone
by phone on 01904 770443
by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Care to Learn

The way you apply for Care to Learn is changing. Take a look at the Care to Learn flyer for more information or apply to the scheme online.


What Level is my course?

Follow this link for information if you are unsure about the level of your course.


Level 2 or below

Aged 19 or over on 31st August?

You may be eligible for fee remission if you are studying a course which will help you progress into work and you are:

  • In receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (including NI credits only) or
  • In receipt of Employment & Support Allowance (and you are in the work-related activity group) or
  • In receipt of Universal Credit and earning either less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week or £330 a month and are determined by Jobcentre Plus (JCP) as being in one of the following groups:
    • All Work-related Requirements Group
    • Work Preparation Group
    • Work-focused Interview Group
  • In receipt of another benefit and earning either less than 16 times the National Minimum Wage a week or £330 a month and you want to be employed (or increase your employment) and the course is relevant to helping improve your employment prospects and the needs of the local labour market.

Aged between 19 and 23 on the first day of your course

You may be eligible for fee remission if you are studying a course which is:

  • An entry level or level 1 programme which you need to get onto your first level 2 and you do not have a level 2 qualification or higher or
  • A full level 2 course and you do not already have a full level 2 qualification or higher.

Please note:

  • Not all courses qualify for fee remission or a loan so please check before enrolling
  • Overseas Students are subject to special fee rates. Please contact the International team on 01904 770425

Level 3 & above (excluding Higher Education)


Aged between 19 and 23 on the first day of your course

You may be eligible for fee remission if you are studying on an eligible full level 3 course and you do not already have a full level 3 qualification or higher. If you already have a full level 3 qualification or higher, you will not be eligible for fee remission for courses at level 3 or above.

Aged 24 or over on the first day of your course

You will not be eligible for fee remission for level 3 and above courses.

Advanced Learner Loans

If you’ve thought about studying for a new qualification but you’ve never been able to afford it, Advanced Learner Loans could help you get started.

If you are studying on an eligible course (A-Levels, Access to Higher Education Diplomas, Level 3 - 6 certificates and diplomas, NVQ Levels 3 - 6), do not qualify for fee remission and meet certain residency criteria, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay for your fees. Details are available from the InfoZone. If you have previously had an Advanced Learner Loan for A-Levels or an Access course and wish to study another qualification of the same type you will not be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. This funding is not available for all courses; please check with the InfoZone for more information.

Students aged 19 or above on the first day of their course, who wish to study certain Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualifications, will be able to apply for an Advanced Learning Loan for the first time.
The loans can be used to pay for Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualifications including Certificates and Diplomas, Access to HE, and A Levels, and they will enable eligible students to borrow the course fees and pay them back at a later date. Your loan is paid directly to the College and you apply each year of study.

You can read more about Advanced Learner Loans.

Please note:

  • Not all courses qualify for fee remission or a loan so please check before enrolling
  • Overseas Students are subject to special fee rates. Please contact the International team on 01904 770425

Higher Education (HNC/D, Foundation Degree, Degree)

Depending on your previous qualifications and residency history, you may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to help with the fees for your full or part-time Higher Education degree. Details are available from the InfoZone and www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

Funding guidance for higher education students

Standard Terms and Conditions for Higher Education students



Fee Payers

If the course you want to enrol onto has a course fee and you are a fee payer you must do one of the following to reserve your place:

  • Pay your course fees in full
  • Pay your first instalment and set up a Direct Debit
  • Provide proof of sponsorship (for example a letter or email from your employer)
  • Apply for a Advanced Learner Loan
  • Apply for a Higher Education tuition fee loan

Payment Options

When paying in full, your fees can be paid by cash, cheque or credit/ debit card and you can pay:

  • in person at the Finance Desk (08:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday)
  • by calling 01904 770495 to pay by credit or debit card (08:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday)
  • by post; please make cheques payable to York College and send to: Sales and Income Team, York College, Sim Balk Lane, York, YO23 2BB. Please write your name, telephone number, student reference and course name on the back of any cheques.

Tuition fee loans and instalment payments

You may be eligible for a tuition fee loan or to pay in instalments by taking out a Fixed Sum Loan Agreement with the college. With this option, a 25% first instalment is due to be paid at enrolment, with three further instalments payable by Direct Debit at the start of each of the following months:

  • Full-time - December, February and April
  • Part-time - October, November and December
  • Payment dates for courses that do not start in September are adjusted accordingly
  • Late enrollers are required to pay all instalments that are due when they enrol

Confirmation of your Direct Debit plan, detailing dates and amounts, will be sent to you when your Direct Debit is successfully processed. Part-time course fees costing over £500 can be paid as per full-time courses, depending on length of programme. Please identify this when setting up your Direct Debit.


Further Information

Additional Costs

Remember that you will need to have enough money to support yourself while you are on the course. If your course is one that requires you to pay for a kit or student contribution you will have been notified at interview. Costs that need to be paid directly to the College should be paid at enrolment or during the first week of term.

Additional Help

The College has advisors who can advise you about funding and benefits. There may be funding available to assist with essential costs depending on the course you are studying and your circumstances. To enquire and for an application form, please contact the Funding Team on 01904 770443 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Failure to pay your fees or satisfy fee remission criteria will delay your enrolment and could jeopardise your place on the course. Opting to pay in instalments commits you to paying for the full course even in the event of you being unable to continue your studies. If you are experiencing difficulties paying your fees you must contact the Finance Department straight away on 01904 770495 and they will make every effort to help you.

Tuition Fees and Charges Policy

Download the policy document for 2016/17.

Instructions for Cancellation

Download information on cancelling your place at the college, which explains how to do it without having to pay.

Fees and charges for subcontracted provision 2015/16

Download the document outlining the fees and charges for subcontracted provision, for year 2015/16.

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