Fees & Finances - Writtle College

Fees & Finances

Fees & Finances

A clear understanding of the fees and finances involved with studying a course is essential. Writtle College aims to provide clarity with its fee structure, whilst also helping you to identify potential financial support that you may be eligible to receive. Whether you are looking to study a Further Education or Higher Education course, a UK or international student, or a mature learner who is looking to return to studying, our finance team will be able to provide you with the appropriate financial information.

Tuition Fee Loans

Undergraduate students will not have to pay tuition fees up-front for any year of study. The Government will provide UK and EU students with a tuition fee loan. Students only begin to repay this after graduation and once they are earning more than £21,000.

www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

Maintenance Loan

The Government-funded Maintenance Loan helps students with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel. (EU students can’t apply)

CONTINUING FULL TIME STUDENTS
Full-time studentLoan for courses from September 2015Loan for courses from August 2016
Living at home Up to £4,565Up to £4,675
Living away from home, outside LondonUp to £5,740Up to £5,878

NEW FULL TIME STUDENTS FROM 16/17
Full-time studentLoan for courses from August 2016
Living at homeUp to £6,904
Living away from home, outside LondonUp to £8,200

Maintenance Grant

If your course started before August 2016, you can apply for a grant - subject to household income, a non-repayable Maintenance Grant is available to help with students’ living costs for full-time English students, worth up to £3,387.  Further information can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/loans-and-grants

NEW FULL TIME STUDENTS FROM 16/17 can only apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan only

Postgraduate Loans 2016/17

From academic year 2016/17, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills will, for the first time, provide a loan of up to £10,000 per student for postgraduate Masters study.

A new policy summary outlining the Postgraduate Loan (PGL) key features is available on the student finance england (SFE) website.

Postgraduate Loan (PGL) for Masters study will be:

  • a contribution towards the costs of study, i.e. it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs;
  • non-means tested
  • paid directly to the student

MOD ELCAS funding for Armed Forces members

Writtle College is proud to be an approved provider for the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELCAS).  This is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst current or former members of the Armed Forces by providing financial support towards higher level learning via an application process.

Further information on the details of which courses are eligible and how to apply for financial support can be found here http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/or you can contact the Student Finance Department at Writtle College on 01245 424 200.

US Federal Loans

If you are a student from the United States you may be eligible for a federal direct loan from the US Department of Education.  Students should specify the Federal School Code for Writtle College (G37213) when completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Please contact Student Finance on 01245 424203 for further details.

https://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action

Writtle College US students can also apply for the Smart Option Student Loan Programme through Sallie Mae if preferred.  Please click on link for further information  www.salliemae.com and you will be able to apply through the Online Loan Application Process.

Useful Links

Below is a list of external links that you may provide you with helpful information when applying to study with us.

Writtle College Access Agreement
Access Agreement 2016-17
Access Agreement 2015-16
Access Agreement 2014-15
Access Agreement 2013-14

Student Finance England:
www.direct.gov.uk/en/EducationAndLearning/UniversityAndHigherEducation/StudentFinance
Quick start finance guide

The Student Room:
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/studentfinance

Department for Business Skills and Innovation:
http://www.bis.gov.uk/studentfinance
www.bis.gov.uk/he-access-agreements

UCAS course search:
http://search.ucas.com

Other Useful Students Finance Links:
Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information
Office for Fair Access (OFFA)
Student Finance Calculator
Student Loans Mythbusting

Keeping Costs Low

The College aims to help those students who require help with funding, as well as keeping the costs of living within easy reach of students.

New Students
Still to apply for student finance?

The deadline for new students to apply to Student Finance England is 27 May 2016 and for continuing students the deadline is 24 June 2016.

Apply now:

www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance

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