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It is important for HE students to understand the terms used and the financial help available when applying for a Higher Education course. We have put together a complete HE Information Pack which is available to download from the box to the right of this page. The information below will also help guide you through, and at the bottom of this page you will find links to additional information sites. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please contact us at the email address and telephone number given, and one of our advisors will be happy to help you.
Fees and Finance
A ‘directly funded’ course means that tuition fees are payable to Kingston College. Fees for ‘franchised’ courses should be paid to the partner institution. Please ensure you enter the correct HEI (Higher Education Institution) on any student finance applications to avoid delays in fee payment.
If you are not eligible for a student loan you will need to pay your fees in full at enrolment.
If you have an existing debt with the College you will need to pay this before you will be able to enrol for further courses.
Eligible students studying their first undergraduate degree do not have to pay fees up front. A loan is available from the Government to cover the cost of tuition fees. You will not have to start repaying this loan until you are earning over £21,000 per year. Please ensure that you have applied for your loan before your course starts.
Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish students
The fees shown above also apply to Welsh, Scottish or Northern Irish students. If you are from Wales, Scotland or Ireland any help with your tuition fees or other costs will come from the relevant Government.
If your permanent residence is outside the UK or European Union you may need to pay a different fee. Please contact our International Student Office on 020 8268 2925 or email email@example.com for more information.
If an employer or sponsor is paying your fees on your behalf please provide a letter from them stating that they will cover your fees and providing a contact name and address for invoicing. If you do not provide this information you will be liable for full payment of fees yourself.
Already have a degree?
If you already have a degree and wish to do another one your fees will be as shown above. However, you will not be eligible for any Government loans for tuition fees or other costs, nor will you be eligible for a National Scholarship or any other college funded scheme.
If you would like further information from Kingston College please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone 020 8268 2947/6 and ask to speak to someone from the Income Section.
Fees are correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change through Government policy or due to unforeseen circumstances at the discretion of the College. The fee you will be expected to pay is the fee which is applicable at the date of your enrolment.
National Scholarship Programme (NSP) 2013-2014 entrants
This scheme is available to all HE applicants and is aimed at students who meet the following criteria:
• Your household income is less than £25,000 as assessed by Student Finance England.
• You are a new undergraduate, starting your course in September 2013 and residing in England.
• Full time Students
Tuition fee waiver up to £3000 each.
• Part- time students on HNC or HND courses
Tuition fee waiver of up to £1500 each.
Further information can be found at the Gov.uk website
Full criteria notes and application form are available from the box to the right of this page - please download, complete and return your application to the Student Services centre in Room G75 of the Kingston Hall Road centre..
Please note that the number of scholarships is limited and that not all candidates who qualify will be successful in securing an award.
Successful applicants will be notified within four weeks of the deadline.
This fund aims to meet exceptional or unexpected costs which are not already met by your loan or other grants. The Access to Learning Fund is available to full-time and part-time students on higher education courses which last for at least one year.
To apply for the ALF you must have:
• Applied for your FULL Student Loan Application and be able to show written evidence of this
• Received your first Student Loan instalment or be able to indicate the reasons for the delay (for example a late application)
• Provide supporting evidence of your income, general expenditure and need for financial support
Further information and application forms are available from The Student Services Team in Room G75 at the Kingston Hall Road centre or you can request them by email from Student Services or call 020 8268 2969.
At Higher Education level the usual method of funding is the Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) from your local authority. It is important that you start the process of applying for this as early as possible and when you apply for a student loan you will be directed to the DSA link.
Further information can be found at the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS):
or by contacting:
Additional Learning Support Service Specialist Tutor for Disability and Mental Health: Sarah Barnard
Sarah can be contacted on 020 8268 2844.