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Course Fees, Loans and Financial Support

Pay less, learn more and maximise your potential with an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree from Central College Nottingham.

Our fees for full-time Foundation Degrees and Higher National Diplomas and Certificates are only £6,950 per year, that’s over £3,000 less than many Universities. Part-time HE courses are only £3,500 with the exception of the Foundation Degree in Children’s and Young People’s Services which is £4,500.  

With our Foundation Degrees accredited by major universities you can be assured that we are committed to offering outstanding quality Higher Education at an affordable price. 

We are a large provider of College-based Higher Education and we work hard with employers and industry to develop our Higher Education curriculum to ensure that all our courses meet the needs of industry and respond to national skills gaps in key sector areas. 

Through well established partnerships with employers we ensure that our students graduate with the work-related skills you require to succeed in your career.

There is plenty of financial support available for full and part-time students such as student loans, grants and scholarships. You may also be eligible for council tax relief and help is also available for students with disabilities, children or adult dependents. 

Loans and Financial Options

Information for new full-time students

Courses starting in the 2016 to 2017 academic year

If your course begins in the 2016 to 2017 academic year, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan.

Tuition Fee Loan

The loan is paid directly to Central College Nottingham. You have to pay it back.

Full-time studentTuition Fee Loan
Full-timeUp to £9,000
Full-time at a private university or collegeUp to £6,000

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You may have to give details of your household income. EU students can’t apply for Maintenance Loans.
The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back.

Full-time studentLoan available for the 2016 to 2017 academic year
Living at homeUp to £6,904
Living away from home, outside LondonUp to £8,200
Living away from home, in LondonUp to £10,702
You spend a year of a UK course studying abroadUp to £9,391

Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Maintenance Loan.

You can also find out how repayment works here.

Apply

Apply for student finance or find out how to apply.

Information for returning full-time students

If your course started before August 2016 you can apply for loans and grants.

Tuition Fee Loan

The loan is paid directly to Central College Nottingham. You have to pay it back.

Full-time studentTuition Fee Loan
Full-timeUp to £9,000
Full-time at a private university or collegeUp to £6,000

Maintenance Loan for living costs

Students aged 60 and over can’t apply. You may have to give details of your household income.


The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back.

Full-time studentLoan for courses from September 2015Loan for courses from August 2016
Living at homeUp to £4,565Up to £4,675
Living away from home, outside LondonUp to £5,740Up to £5,878
Living away from home, in LondonUp to £8,009Up to £8,202
You spend a year of a UK course studying abroadUp to £6,820Up to £6,984

Maintenance Grant for living costs

You have to give details of your household income and your course start date.
The grant is paid into your bank account at the start of each term. You don’t have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the Maintenance Loan you can get.

Full-time student – household incomeGrant for courses from September 2015Grant for courses from September 2016
£25,000 or less£3,387£3,387
£30,000£2,441£2,441
£35,000£1,494£1,494
£40,000£547£547
£42,620£50£50
Over £42,620No grantNo grant

Special Support Grant

You may get a Special Support Grant instead of a Maintenance Grant if you get or qualify for:

  • Income Support
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit

The amount you get is the same as the Maintenance Grant, but it won’t reduce the Maintenance Loan you can get.
You may get the Special Support Grant if, for example, you’re a lone parent or have certain disabilities.

You’ll be told if you can get the grant when you apply for student finance.

Apply

Apply for student finance or find out how to apply.

Information for part-time students

You may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan if your part-time course has a ‘course intensity’ of 25% or more.

‘Course intensity’ measures how much of your course you complete each year compared to an equivalent full-time course. Check course intensity with your university or college.

Tuition Fee Loan

The loan is paid directly to your university or college. You have to pay it back.

Part-time studentTuition Fee Loan
Part-timeUp to £6,750
Part-time at a private university or collegeUp to £4,500

Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Tuition Fee Loan.

Apply

Apply for student finance or find out how to apply.

Information for disabled students

As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability, including a:

  • long-term health condition
  • mental health condition
  • specific learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia

You must meet the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.
The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income.

Find out how to apply here.


Information for students who care for an adult or child

Childcare Grant

As a higher education student living in England, you can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) if you have a disability, including a:

  • long-term health condition
  • mental health condition
  • specific learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia

You must meet the definition of disability under the Equality Act 2010.
The support you get depends on your individual needs and not on income.
Find out how to apply here.


Adult Dependants’ Grant

Full-time students in higher education with an adult who depends on them financially can apply for an Adult Dependants’ Grant of up to £2,757.

You can apply for this grant on top of any other student finance and you don’t have to pay it back.
Find out how to apply here.

I'm a student who's not from England

Get In Touch

There are so many options available, so don’t be put off at the first hurdle. Our HE Admissions Team are here to help with any questions. Please contact us on: 

Tel: 0115 914 6414

Email: he.enquiries@centralnottingham.ac.uk