Part-time Further Education
Part-time students may be entitled to reduced fees if they are in receipt of any of the following:
- Guaranteed Pension Credit
- Housing Benefit (Rates Rebate) and Rate Relief
- Income Based Jobseekers Allowance
- Income Support Allowance
- Income Related Employment and Support allowance
- Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit (threshold £16,190)
- Universal Credit
If you have reached the age of 19 on 1st July at year of entry and are studying a part-time further education course of more than 8 hours, you may be entitled to an FE Grant.
This award helps pay tuition fees up to £456 and offers a £265 allowance towards books, travel expenses and other course costs.
This allowance is means-tested. You can apply by contacting Student Finance NI or log on to www.eani.org.uk. The closing date is 30th September each year. EU students may get a fees allowance.
Students aged 18 years or over whose circumstances have changed since enrolment and find themselves in Financial Hardship, may receive help from the SRC Hardship Fund only if they have exhausted all other sources of finance. Students should complete a Hardship Fund application form and return to Campus Services on their campus. Applications will only be accepted when fully completed and supported with all the relevant evidence attached and signed off by the course tutor. Hardship Fund is an exhaustible fund.
Part time students may be entitled to a partial refund of fees for Certified courses if they meet the criteria below:
- Student aged 18 years old or over can apply, or students can apply on or after their 18th birthday.
- Must not be repeating and show academic progression. All forms must be signed by the course tutor.
- Household income between £22,930 and £33,950 could be eligible for assistance with fees paid and also maintenance support.
- Student must pay tuition and exam/registration fees at time of enrolment. Student can complete a Part-Time Fees Assistance Form to claim percentage refund for fees paid.
- In exceptional circumstances where a student cannot pay fees upfront, the student must speak with the Campus Services Coordinator.
- Courses that are 6 hours or more per week, may receive money towards travel. Students must fully complete the course related needs assessment section of the application.
- HE students may be entitled to travel costs only from the Hardship Fund.
- Students in receipt of EMA may be eligible for equipment costs for their course.
- Receipts must be provided and verified by your tutor, for equipment purchased for your course i.e. Hairdressing and Beauty Kits.
Please note, hardship payments are dependent on student attendance.
Find out more at http://hardship.src.ac.uk/ (link only available within College).