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Fees and Fee Remission

Our Students

How Much Will Your Course Cost?

If you are aged 19 or over after 31st August 2015 and you are commencing a Further Education Course at Bradford College, then you may have to pay course fees (tuition fees are capped at £900, plus any examination fees or equipment and residential costs). Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team on 01274 433088.

Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken (e.g. ESOL courses differ from GCSE courses etc.).  Please contact FE Registry on 01274 433088, or e-mail enrolment@bradfordcollege.ac.uk for advice.  FE Registry will have access to the most up to date information.

Who Is Exempt From Paying Tuition Fees?

The following groups will be exempt from paying fees to study a Further Education course at Bradford College:

  • Students aged 16, 17 and 18 (as of 31st August 2015) and not on a government training scheme
  • Students studying on the 2nd year of a course (who were 16-18 on 1st year)
  • Full-time Further Education students aged 19-23 at the start of the learning aim, and studying for their first Level 2 qualification (does not apply to ESOL courses)
  • Full-time Further Education students aged 19-23 at the start of the learning aim, and studying for their first full Level 3 qualification (does not apply to ESOL courses)
  • Full-time Further Education students aged 19-23 at the start of the learning aim, and  studying for their first full Level 4 qualification (and don’t already hold a Level 3 qualification) (does not apply to ESOL courses)
  • Students who are currently studying an Entry Level 1 or Level 1 course, aged 19 - 23 at the start of the learning aim,  and who state they will progress to a Level 2 course (does not apply to ESOL courses)
  • Students undertaking a Skills For Life course
  • Students undertaking GCSE Maths/English (if you don’t already hold a Level 2 (A-C grades)
  • Students in receipt of a qualifying means tested benefit:
    • Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA)
    • Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
    • If you are UNEMPLOYED and claiming Housing Benefit or Income Support and undertaking the course to gain employment in the subject/area you are studying – contact FE Registry for information
    • Universal Credit – must be referred by JobCentre Plus

It is essential that you bring evidence of the eligible benefit (must be dated within 3 months of the date you enrol).  If you are unable to provide evidence of your benefit at enrolment, you will be asked to return with this evidence before you can enrol.  If you do not provide this, you will be charged tuition fees and any other associated costs.

Some students will not have to pay for Community courses - for further information regarding eligibility, please contact Community Education on 01274 436300, or the Enrolment Helpline on 01274 433088.

Remember: Anyone qualifying for Fee Remission will not pay fees for exams and any associated costs. 

**There will be no exemption from the payment of tuition fees for any full cost courses or non-funded courses.

If I Don’t Qualify For Fee Remission, Is There Any Other Help Available To Me?

If you are 19 or over and you are studying for a Level 3 qualification or above, you can apply for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan.  This is a scheme run by the Student Loans Company, whereby you can apply for the tuition fees to be paid to the College.  However, there is no capped fee when using this method of financing study, so you will need to know the full cost of the course, you will require an offer letter from the College which will detail all the information you require to make the application.

You can find further information at https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.  You are encouraged to apply online – this is an automated process and is usually assessed by the Student Loans Company in around seven working days, providing you have given all the information requested of you. 

If you require information from the College, you can contact the Student Guidance Team on 01274 433053 who will be able to help with your application.