Full time students starting in September 2016
UK and EU students commencing or continuing in Higher Education have a tuition fee of £7890, with the following exception:
UK and EU students on one-year 'top-up' degree courses in the departments of theatre arts and music have a tuition fee of £8450.
Full time students starting in September 2017
UK and EU students commencing or continuing in Higher Education have a tuition fee of £8100, with the following exception:
UK and EU students on one-year 'top-up' degree courses in the departments of theatre arts and music have a tuition fee of £8600.
International students commencing or continuing in Higher Education have a tuition fee of £9250, with the following exception:
International students on one-year 'top-up' degree courses in the departments of theatre arts and music have a tuition fee of £9500.
Higher education fees policy (PDF)
Support from Student Finance England
In order to qualify for funding you must be aged 18 or over and be attending
a Higher Education course (Foundation Degree, BA, BSc, PGCE). Your main funding is available through Student Finance England as follows:
- Tuition Fee Loan
: Available to all students and paid direct to the College
- Maintenance Loan
: A basic amount for living costs (such as rent and food) is available to all students regardless of income. An additional amount will depend on your household income.
Repaying your loans
You do not have to start repaying your loans until you are earning £21,000. The payments are collected through the PAYE tax system as per the table below:
More information can be found on the repayment website:
Applying for Loans and Grants
Once the online application service is launched (around January) students should apply as soon as possible.
There is also support for students with children or adult dependants and a Disabled Student's Allowance (DSA), if applicable. You are able to apply and check eligibility on line at
, or call Student Finance England on 0300 100 0607 for a paper application.
Please see the links below which give further detailed information on what support will be available from Student Finance England
Support from Northbrook College
Top Up Bursary
Students are able to apply for a top up bursary if they fit into one of the following categories:
Income assessed (household incomes under £25,000)
Progressing from a Further Education to a Higher Education course at Northbrook
Limited bursaries are available. Please contact Student Financial Support for application forms.
Students paying a full time fee will be eligible for this Bursary on successful completion of their first degree with the College. Eligibility is determined on receipt of results from their examining board. This bursary is not available to students completing 1-year BA top-up courses or PGCE students.
Access to Learning Fund
This is a hardship grant based on a student’s income and expenditure whilst at college. In order to apply, full time students must be receiving their full loan entitlement and be struggling to meet basic living costs. Please contact Student Financial Support for application forms – these will be available after the commencement of your course.
Students with existing qualifications
Under new Government funding arrangements, students enrolling on a higher education course from 2008/09 who already have a qualification at an equivalent or lower level qualification may in some circumstances not be eligible for a publicly-funded place on a course and may have to pay additional fees over and above those published in the College prospectuses. This does not apply to some provision considered a priority by the Government such as Foundation Degrees and certain subject areas. Students who qualify for the disabled students’ allowance will also be exempt from this funding change.
EU and International Students
EU students who have been resident in the UK consistently for 5 years before the start of their course will be able to receive the same support as a UK student. If you are an EU student and have not been in the UK for 3 years you will only be able to receive the Fee Loan to assist with your tuition fees. Non EU international students are required to pay international fees. Please contact our International Officer by emailing:
Students who have previously studied in Higher Education may not receive support for their entire course and should contact Student Finance England for clarification.
Student Loans Company 0300 100 0611
Student Finance England
EU Team - DfES 01412 433570
Northbrook Student Financial Support Team
We're here to help. For more information on what financial support is available, please contact a member of the Student Financial Support team direct on 01903 273014 or email
We also offer an all year round drop in service, at our West Durrington campus, open at the following times:
9.00 am-5.00 pm Monday to Thursday
9.00 am-4.30 pm Friday
Standard Cancellation Charge and Refunds
It is not College policy to issue refunds unless it has been necessary to cancel the course and a substitute alternative is not available. Please note that there may be circumstances in which there are insufficient fee paying students to allow the course to be run. In these instances the College reserves the right to cancel the course. If this occurs, we will notify you and you will receive a full refund.
If the decision to withdraw from the course is that of the student, either prior to or within the first two weeks of the course commencing, a Standard Cancellation Charge of £30 will always be payable. Students who withdraw after the first two weeks will be required to pay the full fee. A £25 charge is levied to all students who do not attend an examination for which they are registered.
No refunds will be initiated if classes are cancelled for circumstances beyond the College's control.
If the student decides to intercalate and their fees are reduced accordingly, but they do not return in the following academic year as agreed, they will be liable to pay the full fee for that academic year less the term(s) that they have already paid.