Fees & Funding

If you are studying a higher education course at the University Centre you should apply for funding to help cover your fees and living costs from Student Finance England.

Full-time Fees

Apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England to cover your tuition fees. The loan is paid directly to the College. Full-time fees for 2020/21 are: Foundation degree/HNC/HND £6950 per year BA (Hons) top-up £7950 per year

Part-time Fees

Apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England to cover your tuition fees. You can apply online or download a part time application form from www.gov.uk website.

  • Part-time HNC (2 year programme) annual fee £3990
  • Part-time HND top-up (2 year programme) annual fee £3990
  • Part-time HND (3 year programme) annual fee £5370
  • Part-time Foundation Degree (3 year programme – Sept start) annual fee £5370
  • Part-time Foundation Degree (4 year programme – Feb start) annual fee years 1 & 4 £2690 / years 2 & 3 £5370
  • Part-time BA (Hons) top-up (2 year programme – Sept start) annual fee £5270
  • Part-time BA (Hons) top-up (2 year programme – Feb start) annual fee year 1 £3070 / year 2 £6143

These fees apply to any new entrant in 2019/20.

Additional Funding

You can also apply for a maintenance loan (depending on your household income) if you require additional financial support to cover living costs. You will pay these loans back in instalments when you have finished the course and are earning more than £25,725.

There is additional support for those with children that you don’t have to pay back (for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs) with 85% of your childcare costs paid (unless you receive the childcare element or Working Tax or Universal Credit) you can get up to £155.24 a week for one child or up to £266.15 a week for more than one child, depending on their household income. Parents Learning Allowance may also be available.

There is also a dependents grant available if you have a partner who is dependent on you financially.

Need help & advice?

Prior to starting your course, it is advisable to work out if this is financially viable, especially if you plan to give up work, or will lose benefits that you were previously eligible for. Before you do this you are advised to speak to the benefits agency to see how your benefits may be affected by enrolling onto a higher education course.

View our presentation for further information on how to prepare for your Higher Education course.

Speak to our Advice and Guidance team in Learner Services on A floor or call 01422 399 367 and ask for an adviser. Full-time students need to apply for funding before 31st May (it is possible to apply after this deadline; however, it may delay your funding).

Maintenance Load Payments

Your maintenance loan payment will only be released once you have completed the application process and enrolled (or re-enrolled) onto your course.  

See the SFE video on what you need to do to be paid your Student Finance for the start of your course.

Please note if you withdraw from your course you will need to inform Student Finance England as well as Calderdale College as there will be financial implications.  Please discuss this with a Student Adviser for further information.

Bursary

Receive £500 during your first year if you’re a full-time Level 4 student at the University Centre.

Other funding available

The College has a Higher Education Hardship Fund available which provides additional support for students on higher education programmes.

Please contact the Advice and Guidance team on 01422 399367 for further information and an application form.

Prior to starting your course, it is advisable to work out if this is financially viable, especially if you plan to give up work, or will lose benefits that you were previously eligible for.  Before you do this you are advised to speak to the benefits agency to see how your benefits may be affected by enrolling onto a higher education course.

In addition to this you can use the Student Finance Calculator

By accessing the Money Advice Service you can see if it would be financially viable to manage the funds available to you

Previous Study

Please note that, under current regulations, if you have previously completed a degree, HNC/D, or foundation degree (regardless of how it was funded), you cannot get a tuition fee loan for a course at the same level.

If this applies to you, please seek guidance from Student Finance England on 0300 100 0607 prior to your enrolment onto a higher education course.

Disabled Students Allowance

Disabled Students Allowances (DSA) funding is available to students who have a diagnosed disability, specific learning difficulty or other long-term illness which affects their ability to study.

The funding may provide equipment, personal support or medical support depending on the needs of the student. These needs are assessed as part of the application for the funding. More information about DSAs can be found online at www.gov.uk

For a full list of the University Centre’s regulations and policies, including terms and conditions, please click HERE.

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CHESS 2018 Results

91% agree that: My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depths.

89% agree that: The skills I have developed during my time in Higher Education will be useful for my future career.

NSS 2018 Results

90% agree that: The course is intellectually stimulating.

86% agree that: I feel part of a community of staff and students. My course has challenged me to achieve my best work. Staff value students’ views and opinions about the course.

CHESS 2018 Results

82% agree that: My learning has benefited from modules that are informed by current research. Staff are good at explaining things.

80% agree that: I have been able to explore academic interests with other students. I have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of my course.

NSS 2018 Results

81% agree that: My course has provided me with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth and to bring information and ideas together from different topics.