Funding for continuing part-time undergraduate students
Enrolling as a part-time student will enable you to study at your own pace accumulating 'credits' which count towards your final qualification. To gain an honours degree you will need to obtain 360 credits. This can be achieved over 4-6 years depending upon the course you choose and your other commitments.
Tuition fees - Students that started prior to 1st September 2012
In the 2012 academic year each credit cost £21.40 for Home or EU students that started prior to 1st September 2012.
Part-time students that started prior to 1st September 2012 can apply for financial support (in the form of a non-repayable grant) with their fees and a small book grant by logging onto http://www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance and downloading a PTGC form if you are resident in England.
Your eligibility for funding will depend on your age, where you have lived and whether you have an income below £28,065 or are in receipt of:
- Council Tax Benefit; and/or
- Housing Benefit or Local Housing Allowance; and/or
- Income Support; and/or
- Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance; and/or
- New Deal Allowance; and/or
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Or have a spouse, civil partner, or co-habiting partner is in receipt of one of these benefits.
Please note, you must provide evidence of your income and the amount you receive will be dependent upon your income and the intensity of study of your course (what percentage of a full time course you are studying).
Part-time students can apply for a non-repayable grant towards their fees and a grant for course materials.
You can apply for both your fees and book grant by logging onto http://www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance and completing the form PTGC.