Fees: Full time tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019 are £6165. Part time tuition fees are £3083 per year.
Fee costs for subsequent years are subject to rise with inflation.
Tuition fees are payable at the start of the academic year for all students. Everyone will be charged the fee, but it does not need to be paid up front by you, as it can normally be paid by the Student Loans Company in the form of a tuition fee loan.
Student Maintenance Loans for living costs are still available, as previously for full time students. The total debt to the Student Loans Company could therefore be a combination of tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, to be repaid when you have graduated.
The amount you can borrow depends on your household income, your course and where you live and study. Help is also available from Student Finance England if you have children or an adult who depends on you financially.
For further information on grants and loans see www.gov.uk/student-finance
Course related costs: The purchase of books, stationery and computer consumables is an additional cost and so we suggest a minimum budget of £80 per term to cover these purposes.
Accommodation and living costs: These are not included in the fees.
The College’s higher education team are here to support you to find suitable accommodation while you study with us. Accrington and the surrounding area have many flats and houses available to rent at low cost prices. Whilst the higher education team can support you to find accommodation, it is your decision as to what meets your requirements and your responsibility to work with a landlord and negotiate your contract. We can give you details of local estate agents and landlords, however you need to take full responsibility for the process.
We are also operating a ‘buddy up’ scheme. This is where we will attempt to match students together if you prefer to share a property. If you are interested in this scheme, please contact the Higher Education Team and we will discuss this option with you.
To support you with finding accommodation and ensuring you have considered all legal and comfort requirements, we have put an information sheet together. This, however, is by no means a complete guide and it may be that you have additional questions to ask a prospective landlord. If you have any questions about looking for a property, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01254 354 047 or 01254 354 117.
Further information is available at: http://www.accross.ac.uk/higher-education/student-support/accommodation. The information contained on this page is just a guide and it is your responsibility to check the accommodation and the associated contracts that go with it.
Sources of financial support: The College has an Access to Learning Fund for higher education students which you may be eligible to apply for. This is a means tested support fund and further information and an application form is available from the Higher Education Office.