It is our aim to signpost our learners to as much useful information about financial support available to them, however we do not endeavour to provide formal financial advice.
If you are under 19 years old on 31st August you will learn for FREE. Your course may include visits and field trips, you may need to pay a part of the costs.
You may be eligible for financial support to help you with transport costs. To receive this funding you must be aged between 16-18 and have:
- Enrolled on a course
- Lived in the UK for the last three years
This funding is means tested, dependent on household income and cash limited. This means that not all applications will be successful.
To find out about routes in your area, please e-mail us at: email@example.com or for Bicton College and Duchy College Stoke Climsland student transport please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or download the appropriate guidance and application form below:
Funding and Transport Information and Application forms for students age 16-18
For Bicton College and Duchy College, please click below:
Is a financial support payment for young people aged between 16-18, in full-time education if you are:
- Living in care
- A care leaver
- Receiving Income Support in your own right
- A disabled young person in receipt of both Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
If you are studying a further education land-based course, live more than 15 miles away from the campus and your travelling time would take more than two hours, you may be eligible to apply for assistance with accommodation costs with a Residential Bursary. For more details or an application, please contact:
Bicton College and Duchy College – Jennifer Warren on 01395 562339
Free College Meals
In certain circumstances if you are aged 16-18 you may be eligible for free college meals. Apply For Free College Meals
Adults returning to study
Fees vary depending on the length of a course and whether or not you qualify for concessions or financial support. Government funding changes periodically, to find out what you may have to pay for your chosen course, please talk to our team of advisers.
You may be eligible for funding support for some of these costs such as transport, tuition fees and childcare costs.
To be eligible you must:
- Be enrolled on your course
- Have been ordinarily resident in the UK for the last three years
This fund is means tested, dependent on household income and cash limited. This means that not all applications will be successful.
In exceptional circumstances you may be eligible for support if you are living away from home during term time.
Funding Information and Application forms for FE students aged 19+
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Advanced Learner Loans
If you’re 19 or older, you can apply for a loan to help with the costs of eligible further education courses at Level 3 and above. Repayments will not start until after you complete the course and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000 a year.
More information can be found at: gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
For information about our fees policy for Advanced Learner Loans, download the PDF here.
Access to Higher Education (HE)
If you get an Advanced Learner Loan to cover tuition fees for an Access to HE course (e.g. a course that will prepare you for university) and then complete a university course, you won’t have to repay the loan for the Access to HE course.
Professional and Career Development Loans
These are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. You may be able to borrow between £300 and £10,000. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the Government pays interest while you’re studying. More information can be found at: gov.uk/career-development-loans
University programme applicants 2018
If you are planning to join us in 2018 and live in the EU we have set our full time tuition fees at £8,400 per annum for Foundation Degrees, HNC/HND Certificates, Honours Degrees and final year top ups.
If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee will be £9,750 per annum for Foundation Degree/HNC/HND and Honours Degree programmes.
Any specialised programmes running within the Cornwall College Group will incur an annual tuition fee of £9,500.
If you want to study part-time in 2018
Our Foundation Degree programmes can run over a duration of 3 or 4 years and will incur a tuition fee of £5,600 per annum for 3 year programmes and £4,200 per annum for 4 year programmes.
Our HNC, Certificate and Diploma 2 year programmes will incur a tuition fee of £4,200 per annum.
Honours degree programmes will incur a tuition fee of £1,400 per 20 credit modules. This fee will also apply to final year top-ups.
*EU students may incur an international fee depending on their entry date into the UK. More information can be found at: ukcisa.org.uk
If you are in your 3rd or 4th year and are on a low income you may be able to get financial support to help towards the cost of your studies.
1. Fee grant which is paid direct to your university or college to help with your tuition fees
2. Course grant which is paid direct to you to help with your study costs (books, travel etc).
For further details on our Access Agreement detailing our commitment to financially supporting our higher education learners, please view the download below:
The Student Finance England application deadline is nine months after the start of the academic year.
The majority of home and EU students (regardless of household income) can borrow up to the full tuition fee for their course from the Student Loans Company. Therefore, you won’t have to pay anything towards the cost of your tuition until the start of your studies.
The money will be paid directly to us on your behalf and you won’t need to pay it back until after you have graduated and are earning over £25,000 a year (for students applying to study since 2012).
You can also apply for a maintenance loan to help towards the cost of living, and this is paid direct to you. Many students can take out a loan, but the amount you can borrow depends on:
- Your household income
- Where you live during your studies
- How much maintenance grant you receive (read below for grant details)
- The maximum maintenance loan for students starting year in the 2016 academic year is £8,200.
Additional grants for students with dependents
If you have children or adult dependents you may be eligible for additional means tested grants, such as the Childcare grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance and Adult Dependents’ grant. More information can be found at: http://www.sfengland.slc.co.uk/
Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)
Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are extra help for HE students who have a disability, a mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia, ADHD or dyspraxia. Watch this video from Student Finance England to find out how and when to apply for Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcY7_VXoHmQ
To fill out a DSA form online, go to www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/how-to-claim