Fees and Finance
Tuition fees at New College - For September 2019 entry
HNCs and HNDs
Full-time = £5,750 per annum | Part-time = Price on application
Foundation Degrees in Partnership with the University of Gloucestershire
Full-time = £6,165 per annum | Part-time = £3,085 per annum
- Sports Coaching and Development Foundation Degree
- Cyber and Computer Security Foundation Degree
- Health and Social Care Foundation Degree
Foundation Degree in partnership with Bath Spa University
Full-time = £8,250 per annum
All students who enrol on one of the above courses at New College will receive a FREE HP Notebook to help with their studies. T&C's apply.
Paying for your course
To cover tuition fees, loans are available from the government. You may also get support towards your living costs. The amount you can borrow depends on where you live and your household income. There is also extra support for those with special circumstances, for example, if you have children or adult dependants, a disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition, or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
Tuition Fee Loan for the 2018 to 2019 academic year
- Full-time students - Up to £9,250
- Part-time students - Up to £6,935 (Your course must have a ‘course intensity’ of 25% or more)
How are these loans paid back?
- You must pay back Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. You pay interest on these.
- You don’t have to pay back other student finance such as grants and bursaries.
- Repayments are based on your income, not on what you have borrowed.
- You only start repaying the loan once you’ve left university or college and your income is over £25,000 a year.
- Repayments are 9% of everything earned in excess of £25,000.
- If your income drops below this amount repayments stop.
- Your repayments will be taken out of your salary at the same time as tax and National Insurance if you’re an employee.
- If you’re self-employed HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will work out how much you pay from your tax return. You pay at the same time as you pay your tax.
As a part-time student who earns over £25,000 a year you have to start paying back your loans after 4 years even if the course hasn’t finished.
After 30 years, regardless of what you have already repaid the debt is wiped. If you never earn over £25,000 then you will never have to repay the loan.
Maintenance Loan for the 2018 to 2019 academic year
Only full-time students can get financial support for their living costs. The amount you get will be based on your household income.
The maximum Maintenance Loan for new students is:
- Up to £7,097 if you live at home
- Up to £8,430 if you live away from home and study at a University or College outside London
This loan will be paid back in the same way as the tuition fee loan, once you’ve graduated or finished your studies and earning over £25,000 a year.
For the most up-to-date information visit www.gov.uk/student-finance or check out some of their guides below:
Access to Higher Education Diploma
Advanced Learner Loans are for people aged 19 or over who want to complete a qualification course at level 3, 4, 5 or 6 (Including the Access to Higher Education Diploma). Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.
You can apply for a loan from May 2018 to pay your tuition fees for courses starting from August 1st 2018. You will pay nothing back until you have finished your course and are earning over £25,000 per year.
Get your Access Diploma for free if you go on to complete a higher education course!*
Student Finance England will ‘write off’ any outstanding Advanced Learner Loan balances you owe for an Access to HE course once you complete a higher education course. This means you don’t have to repay it. (The higher education course must be eligible for student finance.)