Fees & Support for Degrees and Higher Education

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.

Choosing a Degree or Higher Education Course?

University Centre Farnborough Bursary

University Centre Farnborough makes available a capped number of £2,000 bursaries to new eligible Full Time and Part Time undergraduate entrants in their first year.

Eligibility is determined by the size of Maintenance Loan awarded to the student by Student Finance England and then in order of receipt date.

Students having their tuition fees paid by an employer or sponsor will not be eligible for a bursary.

Some students may continue to receive a bursary in subsequent years of their course dependant on the available funds and the student being in receipt of a maximum Maintenance Loan from Student Finance England.

Payments are made at the end of each term direct to the student’s bank account subject to a satisfactory report from the students programme tutor confirming attendance and engagement with the course. The student must also be up to date with any agreed payment plan between the student and the University Centre.

How to Apply

To apply for financial support, you need to contact our Finance Team as soon as possible before starting. Please fill in the Higher Education Application Form 2017-18 and return to:

Finance Office
Farnborough College of Technology
Boundary Road
Farnborough
Hampshire
GU14 6SB

If you require more information, please call our Reception Team on 01252 405555 who will put you through to the Finance Office.

Tuition Fees

The fees for entry in September 2016 are:

  • Full time new entrants - £8,000 per annum and pro rata of £8,000 for part time according to the FTE
  • New entrants to designated work based programmes - £6,000 per annum and pro rata of £6,000 for part time according to the FTE (This is a special fee for the work based degrees that were designated as part time before 2014 and were re-designated as full time in September 2014)
  • HNC/D new entrants - £5,000 per annum and pro rata of £5,000 for part time according to the FTE
  • Overseas new entrants - £8,000 per annum and pro rata of £8,000 for part time according to the FTE
  • Full and Part time continuing students will continue to pay the level of fees which pertained at the start of their programme

You do not have to pay tuition fees upfront if you are from England and studying for your first degree or other higher education qualification. Government loans are available from Student Finance England to cover your fees and help towards your living costs.

Student Finance

You do not have to pay tuition fees upfront if you are from England and studying for your first degree or other Higher Education qualification. Government loans are available from Student Finance England to cover your fees and help towards your living costs. Visit the Student Finance website for the most up-to-date information and how your own circumstances may affect what you receive.

If you are a full-time student going into higher education for the first time, you could be eligible for:

  • A loan to pay your tuition fees
  • A loan to help pay for your living costs
  • Extra help, such as scholarships and bursaries

Use the online student finance calculator to check how much you could be eligible for.

Part-Time Students

Part-time Higher Education students are eligible for a tuition fee loan. Studying part-time could give you flexibility over the way you study, boost your career prospects and allow you to learn while you earn. The online student finance calculator will give you an idea of what loans and support is available.

What you will need to pay back

Your loan repayments will be based on your income, not what you borrowed. You will only make repayments when your income is over £21,000 a year.

How your Loan Repayments could shape up

Subject to inflation and changes from the government - see government website for more.

Your income per year Monthly repayments
£21,000 and under £0
£25,000 £30
£30,000 £67

Applying for Student Finance

You can apply for student finance from the February before your degree is due to start. You should apply by May to get the money before the start of your course, but you can still apply after that. Applications are made online at the Student Finance website, where you can find full information on Student Finance and how to apply.

Access to Learning Support Fund

This fund is available for Higher Education students who have exhausted all other avenues of funding. The fund may be allocated as a bursary or as a loan depending on the level of financial need. For further information, please call Student Services on 01252 407394, email support@farn-ct.ac.uk, or visit the Student Services Office.

Adult Dependants’ Grant

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

For further information, please visit www.gov.uk/adult-dependants-grant/overview.

Disabled Students Allowance

Higher education students living in England can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance if they have a disability.

For further information, please visit www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview


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


Travel

Our students travel in easily from a wide surrounding area. All full-time students can buy season tickets for bus and rail travel at reduced prices.

Unirider Bus Pass

Full-time students are able to buy a 'Unirider' bus pass from Stagecaoch for less than standard season tickets. The ticket allows travel across Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire throughout the College year. For Farnborough students the total cost for the year is £390 (2017-18).

You can buy your Unirider Bus Pass online at www.stagecoachbus.com from 21 August 2017.

If your pass is funded by a bursary, a member of student services will issue the pass and you can collect it from the Student Services Office.

South West Trains Academic Season Pass

South West Trains offer reduced ticket prices to all full-time students who purchase and Academic Season Pass through the college. These passes cost 15% less than you would pay for a full season ticket and are valid Monday-Friday during term time.

These passes must be purchased from the College and are issued on a termly basis. Pricing is based on a zonal system set out by South West Trains. If you are a student receiving a bursary your pass may be fully funded or you may have to contribute towards the cost depending on your location and funding requests.

You can buy your South West Trains Academic Season Pass online through the College Store at http://estore.farn-ct.ac.uk/.

For further information, please call Student Services on 01252 407394, email support@farn-ct.ac.uk, or visit the Student Services Office.

Students Living in Surrey

Surrey County Council issues Student Fare Cards offering travel on busses or trains at reduced rates for journeys to and from college for students living in Surrey. Student Fare Cards are delivered to the college and will be available for collection from the Student Services Office once they have arrived. To apply, see the Surrey County Council website here.