Higher Education Fees & Support

If you are studying on a Higher Education programme with us, see below to find out about the financial support available to you whilst at college.

Tuition Fees 2018

Full time:

  • Foundation Degree: £7,500
  • Honours Degree: £8,500

Part time:

  • Degree students: £1,000 per 20 credit module
  • Cert Ed/PGCE: £3,000 (in-service)

Student Finance

The main financial package includes:

  • Tuition Fee Loan - for full time and part-time students.
  • 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.

Application is online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance  

The portal to register and apply for full-time study will open in February 2019 and application should be completed by 31st May 2018 in order to ensure that their application is processed and agreed in time for the start of their studies.  

The part-time application portal will open during April 2019.

Degree students should enter UEA as the provider and then enter the course title and select the correct course from the list that is generated.

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:

There is a range of additional financial support available to assist HE students during their studies.

Progression Bursaries 

Students who completed a programme of study at Easton and Otley College in the summer of 2019 and then enrolled on to an HE programme in September 2020 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

The deadline for application for these bursaries is December 2019.

Application forms will be available here from October 2019.

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 on to the course you will be able to access 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.

Hardship Bursary

Students who find themselves in exceptional financial difficulty can apply to the Hardship Bursary. The college has a limited fund each year and applications are considered on a 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. Contact a student advisor in The Student Centre for further information regarding these bursaries.