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York College charges fees of £7,200 for a full time course and £5750/£7,200 for a HNC or HND programme.

Please contact the InfoZone on 01904 770770 or email them on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for HNC/HND costs. So you could save £5,000 in tuition fees 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 eligible higher education students starting their course in September 2018. If you are successful, you will receive a one-off payment of £600 to help with the initial cost of settling into you programme.

The Higher Education Bursary is made up of three separate bursaries:

  • Care Leavers Bursary (not income-assessed, evidence of status will be required)
  • Student Carer Bursary (not income-assessed, evidence of status will be required)
  • Financial Assistance Bursary (available to students with a household income under £25,000)

If you will be studying full time, you will be automatically assessed for a bursary once you have submitted your application to student finance. If you will be studying part-time, please contact us for more information.

For more information about the bursary scheme contact the Funding Team on (01904) 770443 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Regardless of whether you are studying full or part-time and what your household income is, most UK or EU national students will not have fees to pay upfront for your higher education course at York College.

Most students are eligible to 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 have borrowed and how much you earn after you have finished your course.

You will start making repayments the April after you have left the course and only when your income is £25,000 per year or more.

Repayment information can be found here: www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk.

Student Maintenance Support

Full-time undergraduate and PGCE students may be entitled to government support in the form of a maintenance loan, the maximum you are eligible for will be dependent on household income. There is no student maintenance support available through student finance for students on Access courses.

Details and application for student maintenance loans can be found through Student Finance.

Please note: you will not receive your funds before the start of term, so you will need to have sufficient funds available to cover all your expenses during this time and until your maintenance support has cleared in your bank account.

Remember: 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.