Fees and financial support
Aged 24 or over? Be among the first to get a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan!
There’s never been a better time to return to education and get qualified, or change your career direction.
From 1st August 2013, any UK resident aged 24 or over who enrols on an approved level 3 or higher further education course, can apply for a Government funded loan to pay for the tuition fee. This will be paid directly to the college on your behalf.
That means that you don’t have to pay anything when you enrol. This includes all advanced or higher qualifications, such as A Levels, Access to Higher Education Diplomas, other Diplomas and Certificates and Advanced or Higher Apprenticeships. What’s more, you don’t have to start paying the loan back until you’re earning a minimum of £21,000. And the amount you pay back depends on your salary – so it should always be affordable.
And, while you are studying, you may be able to receive financial support to help you with the costs of coming to College.
If you study an Access to Higher Education course, and then progress to a full HE course at college or university, your FE loan will be written off when you complete your HE course!
HCC has a huge range for Level 3 and higher courses – including several HNCs.
Studying at your local College just got even better.
Useful info to help you to understand the new Government loans
Click here to go to the official website for information and to apply
To apply for a loan you will need a Learning and Funding Letter from your college once you have received an offer for a place on a course.
Aged 19-23? You may still your course may still be FREE – have a look at our fee page for more information.