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We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning students for the new term. — See our latest COVID-19 guidance

Full-time Students

Students aged 16-18

All full-time further education course tuition fees are free for UK residents who are between 16 and 18 (as at 31/08/2021).

EU Settled Status

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

Students aged 19+

If you are aged 19+ (as at 31/08/2021), 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 2021/22 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 2021
    Fees remitted*
  • Aged 19-23 at the start of the course
    Fees may be remitted* if you don’t already hold a Level 2 qualification but you intend to progress onto a Level 2 in the future, OR in receipt of a means tested benefit and/or employed earning less than £345 per month (individual) or £552 (household) OR you are employed but earning less than £17,354.50 (individual).
    If your household income is between £17,354.50 - £30,000 annual NET salary you can apply for Student Finance support online through your application portal. You will need to upload your last 2 months or 8 weekly 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 benefit and/or employed and earning less than £345 per month (individual) or £552 per month (household), if  you are employed but earning less than £17,354.50 (individual), or between £17,354.50 -£30,000 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 or 8 weekly 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 letter dated within the last 3 months.

* Please see Additional Costs below

Funding Criteria for Level 2 Courses

  • Aged 16-18 as at 31 August 2021
    Fees remitted*
  • Aged 19-23 at the start of the course
    Fees may be remitted* if you don’t already hold a Level 2 qualification and the course qualifies for funding, OR in receipt of a means tested benefit and/or employed earning less than £345 per month (individual) or £552 (household) OR you are employed but earning less than £17,354.50 (individual). If your household income is between £17,354.50 - £30,000 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. Please note that if you do not already hold a Level 2 qualification and your course is not eligible for the correct funding, you will be required to pay the full fees.
  • 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 £345 per month (individual) or £552 per month (household), OR you are employed but earning less than £17,354.50 (individual), or between £17,354.50-£30,000 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 letter dated within the last 3 months.

* Please see Additional Costs below

Funding Criteria for Level 3 and Above Courses

  • Aged 16-18 as at 31 August 2021
    Fees remitted*
  • Aged 19-23 at the start of the course
    Fees may be remitted* if this is your first full level 3 qualification and the course qualifies for the correct funding, otherwise you'll be charged the full amount of the course fees, but you may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan. Alternatively, you can spread the cost of your fees over a 6 month payment plan.
  • Aged 24 and over at the start of the course
    You will need to pay for the full amount of your course fees unless your Level 3 course is included within the new ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ programmes, if you don’t already hold a Level 3 qualification. Alternatively you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or spread the cost of your course fees over a 6 month payment plan.

You will receive a letter explaining about the Advanced Learner Loan and if your course qualifies for funding.

* 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.

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.

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.

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