Tuition Fees and Tuition Fee Loans
The following courses are validated by, and lead to an award of, the University of Bedfordshire:
- FdA Contemporary Fine Art Practice
- FdA Creative & Editorial Photography
- FdA Fashion & Surface Pattern Design
- FdA Graphic Design & Advertising
- BA(Hons) Graphic Design for Print & New Media
- FdA Educational Practice
As such the above courses follow the University of Bedfordshire’s fee structure. For 2013 the fees for these courses are £6,000 per year for UK/ EU students. For further information on the University of Bedfordshire fee policy go to www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/policy
If you are a full-time or part-time Home or EU undergraduate student normally resident in the UK/EU you may apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to pay your fees (see Student Maintenance Loan section).
Please Note: if you are thinking about studying part-time, are undertaking a degree for the second time or are considering studying some health-related courses such as Nursing, Midwifery or Social Work, different fees will apply. Visit www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money for information on the fees that are relevant for you.
International students: If you are an international student funding arrangements will differ. Contact www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money for University of Bedfordshire affiliated courses, or directly to Central Bedfordshire College for HNCs.
Student Maintenance Loan
If you are a full-time student and a UK resident you may be eligible for a Student Maintenance Loan to cover your living costs. You will only start to repay your loan once you have graduated and are earning £21,000 per year or more*.
To apply for a student maintenance loan visit www.direct.gov.uk. Disabled students may be eligible for a Disabled Students’ Allowance and students with dependants may also be awarded extra financial support.
General Fees Information For All Courses
For all courses – you may be required to pay a small departmental fee. This fee and any extra outlay you may incur for items such as books or equipment will be outlined at your interview.
Higher Education Grant*
Maintenance Grants are non-repayable and available to full-time UK HE students depending on household income. The Maintenance Grant is to help you pay for student accommodation and other living costs while you are on a full-time higher education course. With this Maintenance Grant you can receive up to £3,250 (for 2012/13), depending on your household income. Unlike a loan, you don’t have to pay this back. To find our more visit www.studentfinance-yourfuture.direct.gov.uk/grants
Bursaries and Scholarships for Bachelor Degrees at the University of Bedfordshire
If you are a UK or EU student progressing to a full-time Bachelor’s degree at the University of Bedfordshire from a foundation degree at Central Bedfordshire College you will be eligible to receive a Partnership Scholarship. For 2012 entry this is £338, for details of eligibility please visit www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/funding/scholarships
If you are a full-time student from a non- European Community country or if you have not lived in the UK for the three years preceding your application, overseas fees apply as follows:
- Honours and Foundation Degrees for 11/12 were £9,300 per annum
- Part-time fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis
Please note: The British Council has stated that you will require about £8,000 per annum on top of your tuition fees to cover your rent, food and overhead expenses
The College requires a minimum of 65% of fees due before you enter the UK to undertake your chosen course of study. The balance of fees due is payable at enrolment
*These figures are correct at time of going to print, and are set by the Government.
Urgent message for students applying to University!
For new students:
31 May 2012 is the deadline for applying for your student finance so, if you’re planning to start a full-time course at university or college later this year and haven’t applied yet for your student finance, go online today and apply at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
You don’t have to have a confirmed place – simply use your first choice of course and change it online at a later date if you need to.
For continuing students:
29 June 2012 is the deadline for re-applying for your student finance so, if you’re returning to a full-time course at university or college later this year and haven’t applied yet for your student finance, go online today and apply at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
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