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Full-time Students

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All full-time further education course tuition fees are free for UK and EU residents who are between 16 and 18, however if you are aged 19+ read on for more information about fees and funding.

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 the 2020/21 academic year. Please contact an advisor if you have any queries on 0115 9 100 100 or contact us via Live Chat through our website.

Financial assistance may also be available to help with the cost of travel to College, equipment and childcare and you can read more here.

Funding Criteria for Entry/Level 1 Courses

  • Aged 16-18 as at 31 August 2020
    Fees remitted*
  • Aged 19-23 at the start of the course
    Fees may be remitted* if you are don’t already hold a Level 2 qualification, OR in receipt of a means tested benefit and/or employed earning less than £338 per month (individual) or £541 (household) OR you are employed but earning less than £17,004 (individual).
    If your household income is between £17,005 - £25,000 annual NET salary you can apply for Student Finance support online through your application portal. You will need to upload your last 2 months wage slips as evidence of low income. If you are in receipt of a benefit, you will need to upload a photo of your benefit confirmation dated within the last 3 months.
  • Aged 24 and over at the start of the course
    Fees may be remitted* if you are in receipt of a means tested benefits and/or employed and earning less than £338 per month (individual) or £541 per month (household), if  you are employed but earning less than £17,004 (individual), or between £17,005-£25,000 annual NET salary (household), you can apply for Student Finance support online through your application portal. You will need to upload your last 2 months wage slips as evidence of low income. If you are in receipt of a benefit, you will need to upload a photo of your benefit confirmation dated within the last 3 months.

* Please see Additional Costs below

Funding Criteria for Level 2 Courses

  • Aged 16-18 as at 31 August 2020
    Fees remitted*
  • Aged 19 at the start of the course
    Fees Remitted*
    The Government is funding certain courses for 19-year-old learners in 20/21. This will allow study of 2nd Level 2 course free of charge. Please check the link below (insert) to see if your chosen course is listed. Please speak to one of our customer advisors for further information.
  • Aged 19-23 at the start of the course
    Fees may be remitted* if you are don’t already hold a Level 2 qualification, OR in receipt of a means tested benefits and/or employed earning less than £338 per month (individual) or £541 (household) OR you are employed but earning less than £17,004 (individual). If your household income is between £17,005 - £25,000 annual NET salary (Household) you can apply for Student Finance support online through your application portal. You will need to upload your last 2 months wage slips as evidence of low income. If you are in receipt of a benefit, you will need to upload a photo of your benefit confirmation dated within the last 3 months.
  • Aged 24 and over at the start of the course
    Fees may be remitted* if you are in receipt of a means tested benefits and/or employed and earning less than £338 per month (individual) or £541 per month (household), OR you are employed but earning less than £17,004 (individual), or between £17,005-£25,000 annual NET salary (household), you can apply for Student Finance support online through your application portal. You will need to upload your last 2 months wage slips as evidence of low income. If you are in receipt of a benefit, you will need to upload a photo of your benefit confirmation dated within the last 3 months.

* Please see Additional Costs below

Funding Criteria for Level 3 and Above Courses

* Please see Additional Costs below

Advanced Learner Loans

Aged 19+ and applying for a Level 3 or higher level course?

If you’re aged 19 or over and are thinking about studying a Level 3 or Level 4 course, the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan might be for you. The loan is there to help you with the cost of your course fees.

You can find out more about Advanced Learner Loans here.

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 have 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 have evidence of your household income when you enrol.

  • 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 by emailing 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.