Higher Education Fees & Support
September 2017 Entry
Tuition Fees for new students starting their course at Easton and Otley College, per year of study, are as follows:
Full time Study
- Foundation Degree - £7,500
- Bachelor Degree - £8,500
- Cert Ed/PGCE - £6,500 (pre-service)
Part time Study
- Degree students - £1,000 (per 20 credit module)
- Cert Ed/PGCE - £3,000 (In-service)
The main financial package includes:
- Tuition Fee Loan - both full time and part time students can borrow all or part of their tuition fee.
- Maintenance Loan - for full time students only, the amount that can be borrowed will depend upon household income and whether a student is living at home or independently. Additionally, if you have dependants you may be also eligible for a childcare grant, parents’ learning allowance or adult dependants’ grant.
Students should register and apply as soon as possible in order to ensure that their application is processed and agreed in time for the start of their studies. Application is online at www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview
Degree students should enter UEA as the provider and then enter the course title.
PGCE/Cert Ed students should enter University of Huddersfield as the provider and then select the correct course listed under Easton and Otley College.
To find out what you may be entitled to you can go to the Student Finance Calculator
You can also find lots of useful information in The Student Room pages at their Student Finance Zone. And, for the latest information from Student Finance England, you can follow them on:
- Twitter at /SF_England
- Facebook at /SFEngland
- YouTube at www.youtube.com/SFEFILM
There is a range of additional financial support available to assist HE students during their studies.
Students who complete a programme of study at Easton and Otley College in the summer of 2017 and then enrol onto an HE programme in September 2017 will be eligible for a bursary as follows:
- Aim Higher - progression from FE into HE - £500
- Aim EVEN Higher - FE students with a Distinction - an additional £500
- Foundation Degree to BSc Honours Degree (top-up) - £500
Application forms will be available to students from 2nd October 2017
Council Tax Exemption
Full time HE students are exempt from paying council tax. If there is only one other adult in your household or if live independently then you can reduce your council tax bill whilst you are a student. Once enrolled onto the course you will be issued with a council tax exemption letter to present to your local council.
Access to Learning Fund
Students enrolled on a degree programme validated by UEA, who find themselves in exceptional financial difficulty, can apply to the Access to Learning Fund operated by UEA. Students must demonstrate that they have applied to student finance for the maintenance loan in the first instance. Application forms are available from the HE Office or from the HE Support Tutor.
Students who find themselves in exceptional financial difficulty can apply to the Hardship Bursary. The college have a limited fund each year and applications are considered on case by case basis.
Land-based Charities and Trusts
Other organisations kindly provide funding for students on Agricultural/Land-based courses.
Their application criteria differ to government funded bursaries. You can apply direct to these funds by clicking here or we may suggest you apply to them. Contact a student advisor in The Student Centre for further information regarding these bursaries.