Fees and Funding
At University Centre Croydon (UCC) we believe that Higher Education (HE) should be as affordable as possible. We charge £6,000 a year for full-time home and EU students compared with £9,000 for degree courses at most British universities.
The Government’s tuition fee loan scheme allows you to go to college or university without paying any of the fees during your studies. In addition, there are loans available to cover living costs.
Students can apply for funding from the Student Loans company. You can apply for tuition fee loans and maintenance loans to help with accommodation and everyday living while at university. Some students may also be eligible for maintenance grants or a Special Support Grant to help towards their studies; you can find out more from Student Finance.
The loan scheme means you do not need to pay any of the fees up front plus you only start to pay the loans back once you are working and earning over £25,725 per year.
You will repay 9% of anything you earn above £25,000. For example, if you are earning £35,000 you will repay £30 per month. Anything left outstanding from your loan after 30 years will be written off. For a more detailed breakdown please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance
Advanced Learning Loans
Students aged 19 and over can apply for Advanced Learning Loans to help pay for Level 3, 4 and 5 course fees. If you are successful for an Advanced Learning Loan you will not need to pay anything back until you are earning over £25,000.
The Advanced Learning Loans are not means tested or credit checked and you can apply whether you are in employment, in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or Employment support Allowance (ESA). The loan will be paid directly to Croydon College on your behalf. You can apply online at www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
Please call out Finance Deparmetn on 020 8686 5700 who can help you with your application form and answer any questions you may have.
To qulify for an Advanced Learning Loan, you need to be:
- Aged 19 or over on the date you start your course
- You must be a permanent resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the course
- Enrolling on an eligible Level 3, Level 4 or Level 5 course including: Vocational courses and Access to HE Diploma courses
Additional financial support available
Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) for UK students
The Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) provides extra financial help to UK Higher Education students to allow them to meet the extra costs of studying as a direct result of a mental health condition, disability or Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD). It is a non-repayable grant based on need, not income.
You should apply for DSA via your Student Finance account. The DSA is usually paid to the student or directly to the organisation supplying the service or equipment. the application process can take up to 14 weeks so it is important to start it as soon as possible.
You may get help with the costs of:
- Specialist equipment or computer software
- A specialist support tutor
- Extra travel costs you have to pay because of your disability
- Other costs like photocopying or printer cartridges
We can help you with your applicaiton, so come and talk to us to find out how we can support you with the application and any assessments you may need. For further information visit www.gov.uk/student-finance
If you’re a full-time student you might be able to get extra financial help if you have children or an adult who depends on you financially. Dependants’ Grants are paid in addition to your main student finance and don’t normally have to be paid back, unless you leave your course early.
Please note – fees for international students may vary – please refer to the international pages on the website for more information.
Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct and accurately reflects the UCC community’s experiences and achievements. However UCC reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including content, dates, times, venues, fees payable, concessions available, terms and conditions.
UCC also reserves the right to close or not to start any published course. Please note that fees may change each year, so before deciding on a course to study, you should contact the College for the latest information.
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