Fees and financial support
A HE course is an investment in your future. And whilst there are costs associated with learning, whether it’s time you invest or your tuition fees, you may be eligible for financial support, which means it could cost less than you think.
Tuition fees for full time students
Courses accredited by the University of South Wales and Aberystwyth University
Foundation degrees, HNCs and HNDs accredited by these universities are £7,500 per year and a Certificate of Higher Education is £9,000. However, Welsh students only pay £4,296* per year thanks to a non means tested Fee Grant funded by the Welsh Government for eligible students, which makes up the difference.
Courses accredited by the University of Worcester
Foundation degrees accredited by the University of Worcester are £6,890 per year. However, Welsh students only pay £4,296* per year thanks to a non means tested Fee Grant funded by the Welsh Government for eligible students, which makes up the difference.
Tuition fees for part time students
Tuition fees vary between courses so it depends what course you’re doing. To find out the cost of your course call Admissions on 01495 333777.
PcET (Post-compulsory Education and Training)
In 2017/18, tuition fees for PcET courses are £611 per 20 credits module - you would usually study 60 credits in a year.
Tuition Fee Loan
You can either pay the tuition fee up front or you can apply to defer payment by taking out a Tuition Fee Loan, which you will then repay when you have left the course and start earning over £21,000 per year.
In 2017/18, full time students can apply for up to £4,296 and part time students could borrow up to £2,625. We’ll update information when information on Tuition Fee Loans for 2017/18 and 2018/19 have been announced.
Welsh Government Learning Grant and Maintenance Loan
All students can apply for a Learning Grant to help with living costs and the cost of studying (books, travel etc) and does not have to be repaid. The Maintenance Loan will need to be repaid from the April after you leave or finish the course providing you are earning over £21,000 per year.
The amount of Learning Grant and Maintenance Loan you are entitled to will depend on your application and a means test.
Special Support Grant
You may be eligible for the Special Support Grant if you’re a lone parent, your partner is also a student or if you have certain disabilities.
You may be able to get extra help if you have adults or children who depend upon you financially. This does not have to be repaid and includes the Adult Dependants’ Grant, Childcare Grant and Parents’ Learning Allowance. If you have any additional course related costs due to a disability, you might be entitled to additional help through the Disabled Students’ Allowance.
* All 2017/18 figures are subject to approval by the National Assembly for Wales.