The University of Bolton has the three-tier fee structure for undergraduate full-time students from the UK and EU, coming into effect from September 2012.
Our Vice Chancellor, Dr George Holmes, has pledged that we won’t profiteer from the changes to undergraduate full-time student fees.
And we don’t believe one student should be helping to cover the course costs of another student if their course costs less to run. That is why we have set out fees to reflect how resource-intensive the course will be to teach. So, rather than charge students an across-the-board fee, we’ve created three price bands.
We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries which can help to further reduce the fees cost.
The three fee bands for on campus courses are:
Band One - Laboratory/specialist courses – taught in dedicated facilities (£8,400 pa)
Band Two - Studio-based/resource intensive courses – utilising specialist equipment (£7,200 pa)
Band Three - Classroom-based courses – lecture theatre or classroom based (£6,300 pa).
An example of a Band One course is Sports Science subjects, a Band Two subject would be Law and a Band Three course would be Creative Writing.
To find out how much the course you are interested in will cost, go to our homepage and select the course you would like to study through our course search. We have also put together a price-comparator so you can see how much it would cost to study the same or similar course at a university similar to us.
We realise you may have questions now so we have created these frequently asked questions to help you.
If you are still uncertain, we'll do our best to help - and your questions may help someone else so we will be publishing them through the moderated blog below.
There will be updates to what’s happening from September 2012, so we suggest you look for information on the Directgov website and we will update our webpages too. Information remains subject to change.
Key elements of the new tuition fee and financial support structure will be:
New fee levels will only affect those students who start university from September 2012
Tuition fees will not have to be paid up front, as they are now. A Government loan will pay the tuition fees. Students only start to repay once they have left their course and are earning more than £21,000
The basic fee universities will be able to charge for courses is £6,000 a year. Some will be able to charge up to £9,000 a year for their courses, but will need to meet strict, Government-set criteria
The University of Bolton has had its fee structure accepted by Government and has no intention to change their fee plans before September 2012.
A wide range of financial support will be available to help students with tuition fees and living costs
Part-time students will be eligible for loans to cover fees, but they will not be eligible for maintenance loans or grants.