Fees & Money Matters

Tuition fees & funding information

Higher Education Finance

Whether you want to study a university course either full-time or part-time, you are entitled to some form of financial support.

At University Centre at Wakefield College we believe that pricing people out of higher education would devalue our institution by not allowing such a diverse range of students to continue their education.

Full & Part-time

Our full-time tuition fees for 2018 of £6750 will be substantially less than most universities. This means that, all our full-time higher education students will have significantly less to pay back once they have completed their studies and are in work. As fees for part-time courses vary, please refer to relevant course leaflets.

Student Finance: Overview

The main student finance package includes a:

  • Tuition Fee Loan
  • Maintenance Loan - full-time students only

Tuition Fee Loans pay for your course. Maintenance Loans help with living costs (eg accommodation, books, bills). You have to pay back loans.

You might get extra help on top of this.

Students on a low income
You can apply for:

Students with children or dependent adults
You can apply for:

Disabled students
If you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty (such as dyslexia) you can apply for:

You may also qualify for disability related benefits.

Part-time students

Home and EU students on their first higher education course who are studying at least 25% of a full time equivalent course can apply for a non-means tested tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

More Information

Please click on the links below or go to: www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance

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For more information on any funding or money matter issues please go to: or contact the College’s Financial Support Team.

Telephone: 01924 789283 or student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk.

Higher Education Bursaries and Scholarships

The University Centre at Wakefield College has a strong commitment to widening access to higher education, and we have a range of bursaries and scholarships to support eligible students starting a higher education course at the University Centre.

Financial Support Bursary

If you are a home student whose household income is less than £25,000 and have taken out the full means-tested living cost loan from the Student Loan Company, you will be eligible for a financial support cash bursary of £500.

Care Leaver’s Bursary*

This award will be made to any home student who has left local authority care in the 2 years prior to enrolment on the first year of study, irrespective of postcode. This is a non-means tested bursary of £1,500 per year of study.

Care Giver's Bursary*

This award will be made to any home student who is a carer for a family member with long-term ill-health or disability.A cash award of up to £1,000 in each year of study, which is available to home students on full-time or part-time programmes of study within the scope of the agreement.*excluding any repeat year

Achievement Scholarships*

This award of a maximum of £500 will be available to any home student who has achieved ABB (or equivalent) at Advanced Level.

NB *These bursaries and scholarships will be linked to attendance and progression.Part-time students will be paid on a pro-rata basis based on the annual number of academic credits studied.

Applications for bursaries and scholarships
Full-time students who may be eligible for the bursary will be contacted once we have information from your application to Student Finance England and have been income assessed by them, and you and your parents have given your consent to share your financial details with the university centre. You will need to provide a copy of your funding allocation letter from Student Finance England. Part-time students will need to make an application and provide evidence of their household income.

For the Care Leaver's bursary, evidence of your status will be required from your local authority.

Students will be responsible for applying for the Scholarship and can do so prior to results being released, in which case a conditional offer may be made.

For more information, please contact the Higher Education Student Engagement Team on 01924 789317 or email hebursaryfund@wakefield.ac.uk.

Other Types of Funding

The government also offer further packages of non-repayable funding for the following:

  • Students on a low income
  • Students with children or dependent adults
  • Disabled students

Please click on the links below or go to: www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance

Financial Support

For more information on any funding or money matter issues please contact the College’s Financial Support Team.

Telephone 01924 789283 or eMail student.finance@wakefield.ac.uk.

Financial Support
Wakefield City Campus
Margaret Street
Wakefield WF1 2DH

Opening times: 9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.