Paying for courses at ncn

Student funding is notoriously complex so these pages, whilst intended to provide you with useful information, may well prompt more questions.

We ask that you get in touch with us for a consultation with one of our finance advisors as more often than not, it's your personal situation that will determine the financial support you may be entitled to. 

This information is a guide to 2015/16 academic year so some of the information may change over the summer for the new academic year. Please contact an advisor if you have any queries on 0115 9 100 100.

As a guide please refer to the table below. Please also see our Fees Policy 2016/17 and our Guidelines for the disbursement of the Bursaries and Dlsf Budgets

LEVEL OF COURSE

16-18 AS AT 31 AUGUST 2016

19-23 AT THE START OF THE COURSE

24 AND OVER AT THE START OF THE COURSE

Entry/Level 1

Fees remitted *

Fees may be remitted if this is your first full Level 1 qualification OR if you are unemployed and on a benefit or if you are earning less than £330 per month and receiving a benefit.

Fees may be remitted if you are unemployed and on a benefit or if you are earning less then £330 per month and receiving a benefit.

Level 2

Fees remitted *

Fees may be remitted if this is your first full Level 2 qualification OR if you are unemployed and on a benefit or if you are earning less than £330 per month and receiving a benefit.

Fees may be remitted if you are unemployed and on a benefit or if you are earning less then £330 per month and receiving a benefit.

Level 3 and above

Fees remitted *

Fees may be remitted if this is your first full level 3 qualification. Otherwise you'll be charged the full amount of the course fees but you may be eligible to apply for the Advanced Learner Loan. 

You will need to pay for the full amount of your course fees but you may be eligible to apply for the Advanced Learning Loan.

Additional costs

Some courses incur registration, material and equipment costs which may not be eligible for fee remission under the above criteria.

Where a course has specific requirements regarding personal protective clothing for health and safety reasons, it will be possible to loan this for a small deposit. Speak to Student Services or your tutor for more information.

As an adult learner (aged 19 and above) you may provide your own materials as long as they meet the standards specified by the course tutor. This is particularly important where you will be using products in commercial settings. Please note that ncn can provide all your materials at the correct standard at the best price possible. Please let us know if you do not wish to take advantage of our industry standard suppliers for your materials.

Documents you need to bring with you when you enrol:

  • Proof of your exam results, reference or supporting evidence as detailed in your offer letter
  • Your National Insurance number
  • A form of identification
  • If applicable, a letter from your employer/training provider stating your name, title of course and amount they are paying (this must be on company headed paper)
  • If applicable, payment for course fees and/or material fees
  • Advanced Learning Loan letter

If you want to apply for help with travel and course related equipment please bring evidence of your household income to enrolment

  • Complete a Student Finance form which is available from Student Services on your campus. We will need your parents'/carers' income details. Please include a benefit letter dated no more than 3  months prior to your application or their current tax credit award notice (2014/15) or their 2014/15 council tax bill and the last 2 months/8 weeks worth of wage slips.
  • Please note at the beginning of the year we have a large amount of applications. It could take up to four weeks to assess a fully evidenced, completed form at this time. Please be assured we are working through them as quickly as possible in order to support all of our students.

International students

International students should ask about fees and refunds, regardless of what is listed. There are funding and Home Office rules that apply. You will also need to read the information provided on the Home Office UK Border Agency website www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk on how to apply under the Points-Based System. Please contact our International Office on internat@ncn.ac.uk or 0115 838 0612 before enrolling for further information.

Higher education students

Different funding arrangements apply for higher education students. Please contact 0115 838 0612 or email enquiries@ncn.ac.uk for further information.

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