If you are aged 19 and under
If you will be under 19 as of 1 September 2016, the full time courses listed on this website will be free – there are no registration, tuition or examination fees. However, there will be a charge should you need to re-sit examinations.
If you are aged 19 and over
If you are 19 or over you may qualify for the new Advanced Learner Loan which could make starting college even easier for you. You can apply for this from May 2016 for courses starting August 2016 and onwards to help with your tuition fees. Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 and above, will qualify for these new loans from the UK government. It is easy to apply, household income is not taken into account and there is no credit check. You will not have to pay the loan back until your income is over £21,000 a year. For more information please contact our Student Finance Officer Jo Bowman on 01476 400281.
You can view our handy information leaflet about Advanced Learner Loans by clicking here.
Reduce your fees
Part-time courses at Grantham College have always represented great value and there are a variety of ways in which you can reduce the cost of learning even further.
If you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for FREE or substantially reduced tuition fees on many courses run by the college. Check the list below to see if you are eligible.
To take advantage of fee concessions you will need to provide appropriate proof of entitlement when you enrol – the college cannot accept an enrolment without proof being provided. For further details, please get in touch with our friendly Student Information team on 0800 0521 577.
Fee remission categories
Learners in the following categories may be eligible for remission of tuition fees:
- Learners aged 19–23 undertaking their first Full Level 2 qualification
- Learners aged 19–23 undertaking Foundation Learning (pre-Level 2) to progress to Level 2 or above
- Learners aged 19–23 undertaking their first Full Level 3 qualification
- Learners undertaking English and Maths Functional Skills including GCSE English and Maths
- Learners in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment Support Allowance (ESA) in the Work Related Activity Group
- Unemployed learners in receipt of certain non-active benefits where skills training will help them into work.
Higher Education/University Level Finance
All students paying tuition fees can apply to Student Finance England for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover all or part of their fee, whether studying on a full time or part time Higher Education course. This does not have to be paid back until you have graduated and are earning over £25,000 a year. For more information contact our Student Finance Officer, Jo Bowman on 01476 400281.
For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. Grantham College is an approved provider with OfS registration.
Please enquire directly with our Student Information team on 0800 0521 577.
How to apply for Finance and Student Loans
Students can apply for finance online by visiting: www.gov.uk/studentfinance
How much will you get?
To see an estimate of how much financial support you could receive, visit: www.gov.uk/studentfinance
Find out more
For all the information you need to know on student finance, visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance
Note: Whilst the college has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information above, we reserve the right to make appropriate modifications without prior notice. Courses advertised are subject to withdrawal from the college programme if numbers are insufficient.
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