Higher Education Fees and Funding
At CECOS College we are dedicated to giving our students the best education and learning experience possible. We also aim to ensure that our courses offer value for money in supporting both future career and personal development and employability.
Undergraduate Student Finance
Tuition fees and living costs can seem like a huge burden to take on when thinking about studying at higher level. However, the government has schemes in place to help you achieve your education goals. Student Finance England is a government agency that can provide you with a tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and other financial support, as long as you are aged over 18 years and are a UK citizen or have a right of abode in the UK. All students have to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria, but do not worry, our friendly and experience team at CECOS are happy to provide help and advice.
What finance is available to students wanting to study for a higher education course?
a. Tuition Fee Loans
Tuition fees are the amount universities or colleges charge you each year to study with them. You can take out a loan with Student Finance England to pay for this. The tuition fee will then be paid directly to the College. Repayments of the loan will not commence until the April after your programme ends (subject to you earning a minimum of £25,725.00 per annum). A list of tuition fees is shown in the table below.
b. Maintenance Loan
Living cost loans are available to help support you while studying. This is paid into your bank account at the start of each term. This loan will not need to be repaid until the April after your programme ends (subject to you earning a minimum of £25,725.00 per annum).
c. Extra Help Available
- Child Care Grant
- Parents’ Learning Allowance
- Bursaries and Scholarships
- The Adult Dependants’ Grant
- Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) – https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowance-dsa
- You only start your repayments once you earn £25,000+ per year.
- Monthly payments are the same on all courses, independent of fees
- Repayments are taken via the payroll, just like tax. So, you never actually handle the cash, meaning there will be no debt collectors chasing you!
To find out more about government loans and grants, please take a look at the following sites:
- Student Finance England: www.sfengland.slc.co.uk
- Student finance registration: www.gov.uk/student-finance
- Loan repayments and interest rates: www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk
CECOS Courses and Fees:
|BA (Hons) in Business & Sustainability (including Foundation Year if appropriate)||£9,250||1 year foundation plus 3 years for degree|
|BA (Hons) in Business Management (Top Up Year)||£9,250||1 year|
|Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Business in partnership with New College Swindon||£6,500||I year HNC plus I year HND|
|Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Business in partnership with North Herts College||£6,165||I year HNC plus I year HND|
|Diploma in Education and Training (Level 5)||£6,500||1 year|
|BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care (including Foundation Year if appropriate)||£9,250||I year foundation plus 3 years for degree|
|Masters in Business Administration (MBA) Marketing*||£11,000||1 year (with 25% alumni discount)|
*Please note that Bursaries are also available to support students’ progression on application to the College.