Students on HNDs, HNCs and Diploma in Education and Teaching
Students on Foundation Degrees and PLPgC
Students on Access to Higher Education
Access courses at Sandwell College cost £3,300, which can be covered by taking out a 24 Plus Advanced Learning Loan; this can then be offset against the fees charged for the university degree. See below.
Students on Foundation Degrees, HNDs, HNCs and the Diploma in Education and Teaching are entitled to the same financial student support as all other Higher Education students. This support may include student loans, assistance with tuition fees and special bursaries. Support is usually means tested and varies for full-time and part-time students. Comprehensive information on loans, grants and bursaries can be found on the student finance section of the directgov website.
Some employers also offer financial support for employees studying Foundation Degrees, HNDs and HNCs.
Access students are entitled to apply for a 24+ loan; details available here.
Loans need to be repaid but grants do not. You will start paying back your loans when you are earning £21,000 per year, at 9% of the income you earn above that figure. (So if, for example, you were earning £22,000, you would pay back your loan at £7 per month.) Any debt that remains 30 years from the April after you graduate will be written off.
Call us on 0800 622 006 for more information.