Fees & Support for Adult Learners

One of the many ways in which we help our students to be successful is by making sure that we provide support for meeting the costs of studying for those who need it. This page contains information about tuition fees, government loans, financial support and the ways we help make education accessible.

International Student? For students from outside the European Community, an overseas tuition fee applies.

Any questions? If you have any questions about the costs of studying and how we can help, please contact us.

Advanced Learner Loan

If you are aged 19 or over and are starting a course at Level 3 to Level 6 you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan from the government, which can cover the costs of your tuition fees.

Getting the loan doesn't depend on your household income and there is no credit check. You won't have to pay anything back until you're earning over £21,000 a year. Once you earn over this amount you pay back 9% of the earning you receive above this figure.

Visit our Advanced Learner Loan page for full details.

If you have any questions about fees, please contact us on 01252 405555 or message us.


19+ Bursary

A bursary of up to £1,000 is available to students aged 19 or over at the beginning of their course who receive one or more of the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (this is only eligible if you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190, as assessed by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs)
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Reduction (other than single occupancy)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on (paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit)

This bursary can contribute towards the costs of travel to college by bus or train, childcare, uniform, course materials and trips. Bursary funding is allocated based on individual needs and not all students who qualify for this bursary will receive the full £1,000. Please note that bursary funds are limited and the College cannot guarantee that funds will be provided to every student who meets the basic eligibility criteria.

To qualify for childcare funding you will need to be using an Ofsted registered childcare provider. The bursary can fund childcare for the hours that you are timetabled in college, term time only.

Students aged 19 or over who are continuing on a course that they began aged 16-18 and students aged 19 or over who have an Education, Health and Care Plan should apply for the 16-19 Bursary Scheme. Students on Apprenticeships and Higher Education Courses cannot apply for this bursary.

How to Apply

To apply for a Bursary or for Free College Meals please fill in the 2017-18 Bursary Application Form and return this to Student Services via email at support@farn-ct.ac.uk or to this address:

Student Services
Farnborough College of Technology
Boundary Road
Farnborough
Hampshire
GU14 6SB

If you require more information, please call Students Services on 01252 407394, or email support@farn-ct.ac.uk.


NUS Extra Card

All students are entitled to apply for an NUS card, this costs £12 and gives students the use of SU facilities across the country. Being a member of the National Union of Students also gives you access to a range of discounts at well-known high street stores, visitor attractions and cinemas. Membership is available for all students, whether part-time, full-time, on day release or short courses, over or under 18. To apply you need your enrolment certificate, a passport-size photo, photo ID and £12 visit: www.nus.org.uk