Fees & Finance

University Centre

Fees and Finance


The University Centre Leeds provides a high quality learning experience at a reasonable price. Our fees are set with this in mind.

We will be charging tuition fees of £7,250 per academic year unless otherwise stated, for those UK and EU residents starting full-time HE programmes in 2019/2020. This decision has been made after very careful consideration of the Government’s proposed changes to Higher Education funding, which means that students will have to cover the whole cost of the tuition themselves, rather than the Government paying part of it.

Part-time HE tuition fees for those starting programmes in 2019/2020 will be £3,625 per academic year unless otherwise stated.

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

Working Out Your Budget

You can get an estimate of the amount of student finance you would be entitled to, before you actually apply, by using the Student Finance calculator at www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator

There is also a detailed calculator at www.studentcalculator.org.uk

Tuition Fees

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.

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.

You’ll only start making repayments when your income is over the UK repayment threshold, which is currently £25,000 a year, £2,083 a month or £480 a week. 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 £480 a week, £2,083 a month or £25,000 a year. If your income changes, either rising or falling, your repayment amounts will automatically change to reflect this.

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

For information relating to fees for the 2019-20 academic year please see the Higher Education Fees & Refund Policy

Funding for Living Costs

You will be able to apply for a maintenance loan from Student Finance England (SFE) for your living costs, such as rent and bills. The amount you receive depends on your household income and where you live and study. Should you be eligilble for a loan then it is paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term.

For the academic year of 2018/19 applicants could apply for a loan of up to £8,430 if living away from home, where the household income is less than £42,600. The amounts for 2019/20 have yet to be released.

There is additional non-repayable help from the Government such as a Parents Learning Allowance and Childcare funding, for those with children, and the Disabled Students allowance to pay for any extra study costs related to a disability.

In addition, we have a bursary scheme to assist with living costs.

Please contact us for more details.


University Centre Leeds is also offers a bursary to support full-time students during their course. The amount that students receive is based on their household income as follows:

£0 – £25,000 household income (as assessed by Student Finance) = £500 annual bursary from University Centre Leeds.

£25,001 – £42,600 household income (as assessed by Student Finance) = £250 annual bursary from University Centre Leeds.

The bursary does not apply to EU students who are eligible for the tuition fee loan only, or international students.

Students will not need to apply separately for this bursary; you do this while applying for your financial support through Student Finance England. Please agree to a household income assessment (a means test) and ‘agree to share’ the outcome of this assessment. Everyone who contributes to the household income and forms part of the assessment needs to agree to share the outcome. The assessment is carried out by Student Finance (England) and they provide the information to the College. Failure to do this will mean that Student Finance England will be unable to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You will then need to meet the College criteria of having 80% or above attendance and on being up to date with your work to be awarded the bursary. If you are successful, the amount awarded would be split into 2 payments to be paid to you, one at the end of each semester. More information on the criteria will be provided after your enrolment.

If you're eligible to receive the college bursary, but it has been withheld because you are not up to date with work or are below the required attendance, then you may be able to appeal if you feel there are mitigating circumstances behind this. 

Please see our Student Privacy Notice, this details what information we collect from you, why we process your information and who we share the information with in line with Data Protection Legislation.