Fees & Funding

Harrogate College understands that financial barriers can prevent students reaching their potential in education. We strive to remove these barriers by offering our students the support they need.

Should you meet certain criteria, you may qualify for support with travel, meals, childcare and the cost of equipment, kit, residential and educational visits.

To find out more about the different funding streams and eligibility criteria, read our Learner Support Fund Policy .

Tuition fees can be paid in one instalment or over six recurring card payments with the first instalment taken immediately. 

Fees

In studying a University Centre Leeds Higher Education course with Harrogate College, we provide a high quality learning experience at a reasonable price. Our fees are set with this in mind.

When undertaking such a course there are a number of costs that you should make yourself aware of before starting on your chosen programme:

Tuition Fees

These are mandatory and depending on the course you chose to study the tuition fees you pay may cover but may not be limited to:

  1. Lectures, seminars, tutorials and individual tuition
  2. Workshops, masterclasses and visiting speakers/professionals
  3. Library and computing facilities
  4. Access to practice rooms, studios and performance spaces
  5. Equipment loan
  6. Admissions and course administration
  7. Assessment, validation and graduation
  8. Support, advice and wellbeing services
  9. Careers, employability and Alumni services

Full-time Students

Harrogate College fees for full-time Higher Education students depend on the programme of study.  We will be charging full time tuition fees of £7,950 per academic year unless otherwise stated, for ‘home’ students starting full-time HE programmes in 2022/23.

For those who have the potential to benefit from studying with us at the University Centre, there should be no financial barriers.

Part-time Students

Harrogate College fees for part-time Higher Education students depend on the programme of study. Part-time HE tuition fees for ‘home’ students starting programmes in 2022/23 will be £3,975 per academic year unless otherwise stated.

For those who have the potential to benefit from studying with us at the University Centre, there should be no financial barriers.

Fees (19+)

If you are aged 19-23, full-time FE course fees are up to a maximum of £1,100 plus exam fees and any course extras. Waivers are available depending on each individual, please see the college’s fees policy 2022/23 for more information.

If you are aged 24 or over and taking a FE course below Level 3, course fees are a maximum of £1,100 plus exam fees and any course extras. Waivers are available depending on each individual, please see the college’s fees policy 2023/24 for more information.

Please note, the ESFA will no longer fund 19-23 students on a Level 3+ course who have already achieved a Level 3 qualification or 24+ students on a Level 3+ course. All fees are payable for these courses and can be paid for by students, employers or through an Advanced Learner Loan.

College fees may include tuition fees, awarding body registration fees or examination and certification fees and course-specific charges. Please note, college fees may vary according to your age, level of study, type of programme and course location.

Tuition fee loan from Student Finance England

Tuition fee loans will be available to cover the full cost of tuition, regardless of household income, and this will be paid directly to the College by the Student Loans Company. As a part-time student you are also eligible for a tuition fee loan.

As a full time student, you’ll be due to start repaying your loan in the April after you finish or leave your course, but only if you’re earning over the repayment threshold.

If you’re a part-time student, you’ll be due to start repaying your loan in the April after you finish or leave your course, or the April four years after the first day of your course (even if you’re still studying), whichever comes first, but only if you’re earning over the repayment threshold.

You’ll only start making repayments when your income is over the UK repayment threshold, which is currently £26,575 a year, £2,214 a month or £511 a week (before tax and other deductions). If your income falls below the repayment threshold, repayments will stop and only re-start when your income is over the threshold.

You’ll repay 9% of your income over £511 a week, £2,214 a month or £26,575 a year. If your income changes, either rising or falling, your repayment amounts will automatically change to reflect this.

Yearly income before tax Monthly income before tax Monthly repayment
Up to £26,575 £2,214 £0
£27,000 £2,250 £3
£29,500 £2,458 £21
£31,000 £2,583 £39
£33,000 £2,750 £54

More information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

For information relating to fees for the 2022-23 academic year please see the Higher Education Fees & Refund Policy.

Fees Concessions (19+)

If you are over the age of 19 and would like to study a FE course you may be eligible for a tuition fee, exam fee or course cost concessions depending on your eligibility.

  • 19+ and unemployed*.
  • You are 19-23 and this is your first full Level 2 qualification.
  • You are 19-23 and this is your first full Level 3 qualification.
  • You are 19-23 and taking a full Level 4 qualification and do not already have a full Level 3 qualification (fees/loan payable for tuition fees, exam fees and course costs).
  • You are 19-23 taking a foundation learning course (Entry Level or Level 1), don’t already hold a full Level 2 qualification and this course will help you progress to Level 2.
  • You are studying GCSE English and maths and don’t already have a grade 4 or above in these.
  • You are a 19+ ESOL student who is not on active benefits (tuition fees, exam fees and course costs will be payable).
  • You are a 19+ student who is directly referred by Jobcentre and in receipt of benefits.
  • You are 19-23 with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

If you earn less than £15,736 per annum you may be eligible for fully waived fees on a range of courses at Level 2 or below. To enrol, you will need to bring in evidence such as a contract of employment or a wage slip no more than three months old before your learning start date.

*Please note, concessions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be subject to change. We always advise you find out your eligibility for concessions prior to enrolling. For more information, please contact us.

*Please note, to be considered 19+ and unemployed (in terms of eligibility for financial support) you fall into one of the following categories:

  • You receive Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), including those receiving National Insurance credits only
  • You receive Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in the Work-related Activity Group (WRAG)
  • You receive Universal Credit, earn either less than 16 times the national minimum wage a week or £330 a month and are determined by Jobcentre Plus (JCP) as being in a work-related requirements group, work preparation group or work-focused interview group.
  • You are released on Released on Temporary Licence (ROTL) and studying outside a prison environment and are not funded through the Offenders’ Learning and Skills Service (OLASS).
  • You receive other state benefits and earn either less than 16 times the national minimum wage a week or less than £330 a month.
  • You want to be employed (or progress into more sustainable employment) and earn less than 16 times the national minimum wage a week or £330 a month) and your course is directly relevant to employment prospects and the local labour market needs.

You can find out about your entitlement to benefits from gov.uk. If you are over the age of 18 and in receipt of income support, you should consult your job centre advisor

Employed learners on Level 2 courses and below, earning less than £16,009.50 annual gross salary may also be exempt from some fees. Please note, you will need evidence of your earnings. This may include a contract of employment or a wage slip that is less than three months old.

Adults under 24 studying for their first full Level 2 qualification may be eligible for free tuition subject to status and dependent on the course. Please contact us for more information.

Paying fee

All students will be expected to make arrangements to pay their fees at the time of enrolment. The college accepts payments by cheque and all major debit and credit card. Payments can be made in full or over 6 instalments via a recurring card payment plan.

Instalment payments are allowed on long courses (over 20 weeks) with a minimum value of £100 and an initial payment of 25% of the course fee, with the rest of the fee payable over 6 monthly instalments.
Card payments can be made using the online payment portal.

Please note, this information on this page is updated regularly, but we cannot guarantee that the details will remain accurate, as government policy often requires changes to how we operate. Applicants receiving an offer of a place will be sent further updated information.

Please also note that information about financial support, loans, fees and funding is given based on information available from a range of sources, but does not claim to be complete. All applicants and students are advised to check how the information applies to their personal circumstances.

All details on what the Adult Education Budget (AEB) funding rules from 01 August 2022 to 31 July 2023 can be found on the government website at gov.uk. For more information, please refer to our fees policy or contact us.

If you are 19-23 and plan to study a course at Level 3 including A levels, Access to HE diplomas, and professional qualifications, you may be eligible for free tuition. This is dependant on the qualifications you have previously achieved and the qualification you study. Please contact us for further information.