Student Finance for Adult Learners
Westminster Kingsway College is committed to helping all of our students to access learning and offers a wide range of help and assistance depending on your personal circumstances as well as advice and guidance on the options available to you.
Did you know?
The College can provide specialist advice on course fees and students loans. You can also find further information at: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance. The following information is for guidance only and is subject to change depending on your status at the time of enrolment.
How much will it cost?
The course fees that you pay will depend on the course to which you enrol. The changing nature of government funding for Further and Higher Education in the UK means that fees are subject to change each year.
Please contact the Learner Consultants teams for the latest course fees – if you have any questions then please call 020 7963 4181, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit a College centre.
Fees payable are determined by your ability to meet the criteria of a home student.
You might be asked to pay:
- Student Membership fee – The majority of students attending the College will have to pay this fee (normally £25). Your membership card enables you to access College buildings and resources, such as borrowing books and laptops, from our well stocked and equipped Learning Centres.
- Resources fee – This covers the cost of essential course materials and is payable on certain courses.
Generally speaking, if you are a home student who will be over 19 years old on 1 September on your year of entry to the College then you will require a fee assessment to determine the fees payable for your tuition fees and examination fees.
The cost of your course will depend on your fee status, which depends on a number of factors such as residency and if you are in employment. Normally, you are a ‘home student’ if you are an EU/EEA national and have been resident in an EU/EEA country for the three years prior to 1 September on your year of entry to the College and have no restrictions on your stay in the UK. There are other ways for meeting the criteria of home student status and everyone is given individual advice at enrolment.
You will be asked to provide evidence of your residency and/or nationality/immigration status at the point of enrolment and/or when you come to your interview. You will need to bring some documents such as a passport, national ID card or immigration paperwork. You will be advised by our Course Advisors of any estimated costs you may be charged for your chosen programme of study. Any cost details you are given, which relate to a course of two or three years’ duration, will be for the first year only.
It is likely that you will be asked to pay costs at a similar level (subject to an annual increase) for each subsequent year. Please bear this in mind if you have to pay fees and are applying for a course of more than one year in length.
Students who do not qualify as “Home students” are classified as International students. The College is unable to obtain funding in respect of International students and as a consequence has to charge an International student fee. If this applies to you please contact our International Officer by email email@example.com for further information or call 00 44 (0)20 7963 4181. For information about International students course fees please click here.
Payment of Fees
Course fees are payable when you come to College to complete the enrolment process. For some students there may be the possibility of paying in instalments.
It may be possible to pay your fees in instalments where fees are divided into two equal payments. Please contact our Learner Consultants team for details of the eligibility for payments in instalments.
What financial help is available?
We understand that there are a number of expenses that you may have that come with taking any College course. With this in mind, the College offers a wide range of help and assistance depending on your personal circumstances as well as advice and guidance on the options available to you. For more information based on your own individual circumstances please call 020 7963 4181 to speak to our Learner Consultants team or visit any College centre. You can also contact the College’s Student Finance Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice on financial help.
Access to HE Fees
If you are applying for an Access to Higher Education Diploma at the College then please contact us about the course fees and any financial assistance available. Advanced Learner Loans have been introduced by the UK government to support learners aged 19 and over, undertaking advanced and higher level courses (like Access to HE and Advanced Apprenticeships). If you are 19+ and starting a course you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loans. These loans help you to pay the tuition fees charged by the College. Click here for further information. We will be able to help you with information and advice about this when you apply as we will give you information specific to your circumstances and your choice of course.
Higher Education Fees
If you are applying for a Foundation Degree or BA Degree at the College, we can provide specialist advice about Higher Education fees and any assistance available. You can find out about applying for a Student Loan to help cover the costs of tuition fees and living expenses. We will be able to help you with information and advice about this when you apply as we will give you information specific to your circumstances and your choice of course.
Westminster Kingsway College has a ‘no refunds’ policy. However, refunds may be considered if any of the circumstances outlined in the College’s Refund Policy has been met. Contact the Learner Consultants team at the College for a copy of the Refund Policy or click here for more details.
Did you know? The College can provide specialist advice on course fees and students loans. You can also find further information at: www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.
What financial help is available?
We understand that there are a number of expenses that you may have that come with taking any College course. With this in mind you may also apply for a small grant towards the costs of books and equipment. However, funds are limited and you should apply early.
There is also help available for those students who require assistance with the everyday living costs associated with studying in a further education college. We have listed some of the options available for you in this Guide but for more information based on your own individual circumstances please call 020 7963 4181.
Our Childcare Co-ordinator will be happy to answer any enquiries about the childcare facilities available. Please telephone 020 7963 4181 and ask to speak to the Childcare Co-ordinator. If you are aged under 20, you may be able to get help with childcare costs through a scheme called ‘Care2Learn’. Call 0845 600 2809 for further information.