Financial Help

These pages provide you with important information about fees and funding relating to our courses.

Sometimes funding can get quite complex, so we ask that you get in touch with us for a consultation with one of our finance advisors as more often than not, it's your personal situation that will determine the financial support you may be entitled to.

This information is a guide for this academic year so some of the information may change over the summer for the new academic year. Please contact an advisor if you have any queries on 0115 9 100 100.

All full time further education courses are free for UK and EU residents who are between 16 and 18, however if you are aged 19+ please refer to the table below. Please also see our Fees Policy 2017/18 and our Guidelines for the disbursement of the Bursaries and Dlsf Budgets.

Level of Course 16-18 as at 31 August 2017 19-23 at the Start of the Course 24 and Over at the Start of the Course
Entry/Level 1 Fees remitted * Fees may be remitted if this is your first full Level 1 qualification OR if you are unemployed and on a benefit or if you are earning less than £330 per month and receiving a benefit. Fees may be remitted if you are unemployed and on a benefit or if you are earning less then £330 per month and receiving a benefit.
Level 2 Fees remitted * Fees may be remitted if this is your first full Level 2 qualification OR if you are unemployed and on a benefit or if you are earning less than £330 per month and receiving a benefit. Fees may be remitted if you are unemployed and on a benefit or if you are earning less then £330 per month and receiving a benefit.
Level 3 and above Fees remitted * Fees may be remitted if this is your first full level 3 qualification. Otherwise you'll be charged the full amount of the course fees but you may be eligible to apply for the Advanced Learner Loan. You will need to pay for the full amount of your course fees but you may be eligible to apply for the Advanced Learning Loan.

Additional costs

Some courses incur registration, material and equipment costs, which may not be eligible for fee remission under the above criteria.

Where a course has specific requirements regarding personal protective clothing for health and safety reasons, it will be possible to loan this for a small deposit. Speak to Student Services or your tutor for more information.

As an adult learner (aged 19 and above) you may provide your own materials as long as they meet the standards specified by the course tutor. This is particularly important where you will be using products in commercial settings. Please note that Nottingham College can provide all your materials at the correct standard at the best price possible. Please let us know if you do not wish to take advantage of our industry standard suppliers for your materials.

Documents you need to bring with you when you enrol:

  • Proof of your exam results, reference or supporting evidence as detailed in your offer letter
  • Your National Insurance number
  • A form of identification
  • If applicable, a letter from your employer/training provider stating your name, title of course and amount they are paying (this must be on company headed paper)
  • If applicable, payment for course fees and/or material fees
  • Advanced Learner Loan letter

If you want to apply for help with travel and course related equipment, please bring evidence of your household income to enrolment

  • Complete a Student Finance form which is available from Student Services on your campus. We will need your parents'/carers' income details. Please include a benefit letter dated no more than 3  months prior to your application or their current tax credit award notice or their council tax bill and the last 2 months/8 weeks worth of wage slips.
  • Please note - at the beginning of the year, we have a large amount of applications. It could take up to four weeks to assess a fully evidenced, completed form at this time. Please be assured we are working through them as quickly as possible in order to support all of our students.

International students

International students should ask about fees and refunds, regardless of what is listed. There are funding and Home Office rules that apply. You will also need to read the information provided on the Home Office UK Border Agency website www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk on how to apply under the Points-Based System. Please contact our International Office on international@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk or 0115 884 2218 before enrolling for further information.

Higher education students

Different funding arrangements apply for higher education students. Please contact 0115 838 0612 or get in touch with us for further information.

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Course Moves 2018

18/05/2018

As part of the College’s ongoing Estates strategy, this summer the college has the opportunity to improve the learner experience and outcomes by moving courses to different sites.

Professional chefs introduce students to Asian-inspired cooking

18/05/2018

Former Nottingham College student, turned award-winning chef, Hira Thakur, is returning to where his training first began, in the College’s commercial restaurant, to support the next generation of budding cooks.

Beauty students receive training using industry-leading product waxu

17/05/2018

Beauty Therapy students receive industry training in preparation for the uptake of waxu into courses from September 2018.

Students start a conversation about mental health

17/05/2018

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (14th – 20th May), staff and students are embarking on a 17-mile charity ‘walk and talk’ on Friday 18th May, to raise awareness and challenge stigma around mental health.

Come along to our Access to Nursing open event

17/05/2018

Prospective students interested in pursuing a career in nursing or midwifery can come along to an open event at City (Adams) on Tuesday 5th June, 5-7pm.

Students travel stateside for twice-in-a-life-time experience

11/05/2018

Katie and Harry's Camp America work experience had such an impact the first time round, now they're jetting off again!

The Nottingham Motorshow is back!

11/05/2018

From Japanese racing cars to pre-war classics, if you’re a fan of motors, old and new, the annual Nottingham Motorshow is a fantastic event not to be missed.

Trainee chefs put their ‘Hart’s’ and soul into College cook off

03/05/2018

Professional Chefs Diploma students battled it out in the kitchen today, hoping to win the chance to cook alongside Dan Burridge, Head Chef at Hart’s Hotel and Restaurant.

Students’ creativity is set to soar on globally recognised art course

30/04/2018

Foundation Art students selected for world class course

Hospitality students prove they have what it takes to make it in the industry

27/04/2018

The pressure was on for Hospitality Management students last night, when they took charge at the renowned Marco Pierre White’s restaurant.

Media and Music students showcase their talents

27/04/2018

Music and Media students came together last week for the College’s annual Music Industry Week.

Chinese students increase their automotive knowledge with Emtec

25/04/2018

Chinese students experience with Emtec drives forward career opportunities

Nottingham College athletes hope to win big at national sporting event

20/04/2018

Nottingham College athletes hope to win big at national AoC sporting event

Collaborating with industry is the perfect recipe

12/04/2018

Don’t miss the chance to be wined and dined by our Hospitality Management students on 26 April when they take charge at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant for one night only.