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 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.
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.
Individual funding entitlement 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.gov.uk/student-finance.
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.