York College charges fees of £7,200 for a full time course, £3,600 for a part time programme and £5750 for a HNC or HND programme. So you could save £5,000 over the three years of an Honours Degree course compared with some universities.
Higher Education Bursary
York College has committed to providing a Bursary Scheme for all higher education students starting their course in September 2018. This will take the form of a one off payment of £600 per student to support the student with the initial costs in settling into their programme, including the acquisition of materials and establishment of travel arrangements.
The Higher Education Bursary will be split into three separate bursaries:
- Care Leavers Bursary
- Student Carer Bursary
- Financial Assistance Bursary
Regardless of whether you are studying full or part-time, whether you are a UK or EU student and what your household income is, there are no fees to pay upfront for your higher education course at York College.
You can apply for a loan from the government, through Student Finance England, which is paid to the college each year, and your repayments will be based on how much you earn following your graduation from the course. You will only be asked to commence repayment when your income is £21,000 per year or more.
The funding you are specifically entitled to will depend on whether you are a full or part-time student, whether you have studied at a higher education level before and when you start your course.
Further details can be found online at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.
The College can provide information about a number of scholarships available to higher education students with a household income of under £25,000, live in England and who have not studied in higher education before. For more information, contact the college Student Services team on (01904) 770400.
It is not essential to apply for a loan to fund your higher education course at York College. If you are in a position to pay your course fees upfront, this can be arranged directly with the College finance department.