HE Fees and Bursary

You don’t have to pay fees yourself up-front – you will apply for a Student Loan to cover the cost of tuition fees.

2017/18 HE Fees

  • Access to HE Diploma £3,384*
  • Ascentis Certificate in Education and Training £1,417
  • Full-time FoundationDegrees,HNCs,HNDs £6,500
  • Cert Ed, PGCE £2,800
  • BA (hons) top-up, Part-time FoundationDegrees, HNCs, HNDs, Diploma HE £3,800
*Feewaiversmay be available for this course if you are aged 19-23 and this is your first full Level 3 qualification.
HE Bursary
HE students joining Northumberland College from September 2017 may apply for an HE Bursary of up to £1,000 each year for each year of study to help with course costs.*
This bursary may be used to help with the costs associated with studying such as travel, textbooks and equipment. 
* Eligibility criteria applies - please speak to the Help Hub for full details.
Repaying your Student Loan
You will not start to make repayments until you earn over £21,000 a year. If your income falls below £21,000, your repayments will stop. You will not start to make repayments until the year you complete your course or three years from the start of your course, whichever is earlier.
The repayment rate is 9% of your income, above the first £21,000, the amount you repay will depend entirely on what you earn, not on how much you borrowed. Any outstanding balance is written off after 30 years. 

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