Fees & Finance

University Centre

Fees and Finance

The University Centre at Leeds City College 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 £6,999 per academic year for those UK and EU residents starting full-time HE programmes in 2018/2019. 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 2018/2019 will be £3,500 per academic year unless otherwise stated.

For those who have the potential to benefit from studying with us at the University Centre, 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

As a full-time student, you will not be required to pay any tuition fees up-front or until after graduation and earning at least £21,000 per year.

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. No matter how much you owe, you only pay back according to how much you earn above £21,000.

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

As a part-time student you are also eligible for a tuition fee loan, if you are completing a minimum of 25% of the equivalent full time course load each year. We can advise you about this.

You will start to repay your loan in April the year after you finish studying if you are earning more than £21,000.

For information relating to fees for the 2017-18 academic year please see the Fees Policy 2017, for information on fee refunds please see the Fees Refund and Recovery Policy.

Funding for Living Costs

You will be able to apply for loans for living costs, of up to £8,430 if living away from home, where the household income is less than £42,600.

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.


The University Centre is also offering a number of bursaries to support full-time students during their course.

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

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

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 3 payments to be paid to you in December, March and May. 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. You can do so by filling in the following form.