Part Time U.K. and E.U. Undergraduate and PGCE 14+/Cert Ed 14+ Students 

Information for students commencing in 2018/19

Tuition Fees 

Tuition fees for undergraduate part time courses in 2018/19 will be shown in the Fees and Funding section of the 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 

Support from the Government 

If this is your first part-time undergraduate or part-time PGCE 14+/Cert Ed 14+ course and you have not previously attained QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) you may be eligible to apply for financial assistance from the government to help you fund your studies. Applications can be made from the website shown below: 

 www.gov.uk/student-finance

Tuition fee loan 

  • A non means tested tuition fee loan will be available for part-time students to cover up to 100% of tuition fees charged
  • In order to access a tuition fee loan you must be studying at a rate of at least 25% of a full-time course
  • Tuition fee loan will be repaid when you earn over £25,000.
  • Repayments will commence from the April four years after you begin your course, but only if your earnings are over £25,000. 

For courses commencing from 2018/19 there will be maintenance loans available for some undergraduate and teacher training courses. Please contact Student Finance England to check whether the course you are to study is an eligible course for maintenance loan funding: Telephone 0300 100 0607 

The following will be available for students commencing on an eligible part-time course from September 2018 onwards: 

A student maintenance loan of up to £8,700 may be available for part-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 £7,324. The actual amount of loan available will depend upon intensity of study. 

Please note students must be aged under 60 on the first day of the first academic year of the course in order to be eligible for part-time maintenance loans. 

PGCE students may receive a government bursary. For information please see below:

There may be additional support available from the government. For the latest information please visit the link below: 

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

Specifically, the government 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.

Please note no announcement has yet been made with regard to whether bursaries will be available for 18/19.

Disabled Student’s Allowance 

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

Further Information

For further information on funding your studies please contact Karen Bentley - Student Funding Advisor or Carol Gray – Bursaries and Scholarships Advisor: 

Tel. 01204 903497/01204 903499 or email: studentfunding@bolton.ac.uk 

For further information on government funding and eligibility please visit: 

www.gov.uk/student-finance   

Contact details for Student Finance England: 

Address: 

P.O. Box 210

Darlington

DL1 9HJ  

Tel: 0300 100 0607 

*Please note all information provided in this summary is provisional and subject to change. 

 Page last reviewed and updated December 2017