If this is your first undergraduate HE qualification, PGCE or Cert Ed course you may be eligible to apply for financial assistance from the government to help you fund your studies. Applications are made online, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance to apply. If you experience any difficulty in completing the online application, you will need to contact Student Finance England on 0300 100 0607.

Please note that all information is correct at the time of publishing, some changes may occur before or during the academic year.

Support for full-time undergraduate, PGCE and Cert Ed students for 2017/18

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for your course are listed on the fees and funding section of individual course details on the university website.

No hidden extras

We will not charge you any additional fees or ask you to pay any additional costs that are mandatory for the completion of your course*.

*Terms and conditions apply. For further information please see the full terms and conditions:

No hidden extras terms and conditions 

Tuition Fee Loan

Full time students have the option of taking out a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of their fees. Fees will then be paid from the Student Loan Company direct to the university. Repayments of the Tuition Fee Loan are made to the Student Loan Company. You are allowed to defer payment of the Tuition Fees until you have finished your course and are earning over £21,000.

Student Maintenance Loan

A student maintenance loan of up to £8,430 may be available for full time students studying at University of Bolton who are not living with their parents. The maximum loan amount for students who are living at home with their parents is £7,097.

For students in receipt of the maximum special support element of maintenance loan the maximum loan may be increased to £9,609 for students who are not living with their parents or up to £8,372 for students living at home with their parents.

Maintenance loans for students aged 60 or over may be available up to a maximum of £3,566.

Loan rates are reduced when students are in their final year of study. Maintenance loans are partially subject to household income assessment. 

Information for independent students under the age of 25 - please see the information shown below:
http://standalone.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Standalone_Student1.pdf 

Childcare Grant

For full time students with dependent children in registered and approved childcare. A payment of up to 85% of the actual childcare costs is available. This award is dependent on household income, maximum payment £159.59 per week for one child, £273.60 per week for two or more children.

Parents’ Learning Allowance

For full time students who have dependent children. This award is dependent on household income, maximum award £1,617.

For further information on help for student parents please visit   www.studentparents.org

Adult Dependants’ Grant

For full time students with adult dependents. This award is dependent on household income, maximum award £2,834.

Disabled Student’s Allowance

The Disabled Students Allowance helps with costs you incur when attending you course, as a direct result of your Disability. You should contact the Disability Service for more information on the application procedure: 01204 903478.

PGCE/Cert Ed Bursary

There may be additional support available from the government for PGCE/Cert Ed students in the form of government bursaries. For the latest information please visit the link below: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-education-reform-update-for-colleges-march-2016

Specifically, Nick Boles, the Skills Minister, has stated: 

To support the FE sector to recruit sufficient specialist maths and English teachers, we are pleased to confirm that the Government will continue to fund the FE initial teacher training bursaries for a further two years (16/17 and 17/18). Over the past three years, this scheme has provided over 1,000 bursaries, with over 850 of these supporting graduates to train to teach maths or English. 

These bursaries will continue to be offered at the same rates as those offered for school teachers in these subjects. We will provide more details on the guidance and process for accessing these bursaries shortly.

 For further information please contact  education-enquiries@bolton.ac.uk  

Please note Initial Teacher Training courses are exempt from Equivalent Level Qualifications regulations: www.hefce.ac.uk

Beware of Scam emails

Student Finance England has circulated a warning to all students who receive funding from the Student Loans Company. Scammers are targeting students around the scheduled payment dates, September, January and April, when you may receive a lot of communications from either Student Finance England or the Student Loans Company.

Scammers are contacting students by email to try to obtain their bank details. If they succeed they are then able to withdraw Student Loans Company funding from your bank account.

Student Finance England has advised that they will never ask a student to confirm their bank details by email.

If you receive an email which seems to have genuinely come from Student Finance England or the Student Loans Company and is asking you to confirm your bank details by email do not respond and report it to: security@slc.co.uk

To help to prevent scammers getting hold of your details remove your email address if it’s online or hide it on social networking sites.

If you have already responded to an email and given your bank details change your bank account password immediately and contact the security email address shown above.

Please note this will not affect you if you do not receive funding for living costs from the Student Loans Company.

Page last reviewed and updated May 2017