UNDERGRADUATE FINANCE INFORMATION

Funding information for students commencing in the 2017/18 academic year

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Funding information for students commencing in the 2017/18 academic year

Equivalent Level Qualifications 

Please note if you already have a Higher Education (HE) qualification from an institution in the UK or elsewhere in the world you will not be eligible for further student support under the ELQ regulations for a second equivalent or lower level HE qualification. This rule applies whether the previous qualification was:

  • Studied in the UK or elsewhere in the world
  • Self-funded or publicly funded
  • Studied on a full-time, full-time distance learning, compressed or part-time basis
  • Studied in a different subject to the course you are considering
  • Studied in the past however long ago

For further information regarding Equivalent Level Qualifications please visit the HEFCE website:
www.hefce.ac.uk

Previous study at Higher Education level

  • Funding is available in general for the length of the course plus, if necessary, one additional year.
  • Any period of funding within an academic year is classed as 1 whole year’s funding e.g. if you received funding for one semester, then suspended studies, this would be classed an entire academic year in funding terms, and the extra year would have been used up.
  • If you exceed one additional year, funding will be restricted at the beginning of the further study period.
  • Restricted funding is usually maintenance loan only, no tuition fee loan, no maintenance grant, plus supplementary grants if applicable.                                                           

Full-Time UK Undergraduates and PGCE 14+/Cert Ed 14+ students

Tuition Fees
Tuition fees for full-time undergraduate programmes of study at University of Bolton from the academic year 2017/18 (courses commencing from September 2017 or January 2018) will be £9,000.

Tuition Fees for PGCE 14+/Cert Ed 14+ courses
Fees for full-time PGCE 14+/Cert Ed 14+ courses for the academic year of 2017/18 will be £9,000 if studying at the University of Bolton.  Please note that if you are studying your course at a franchise institution the tuition fees can vary.

Financial Support available from the government

If this is your first HE qualification 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/studentfinance to apply. If you experience any difficulty in completing the online application, you will need to contact Student Finance England +44(0)300 1000 607.

Please note it is important to apply for your Government student funding early. You can normally apply for funding from January for September start and the deadline to apply for the following academic years funding for continuing students is the end of June

Tuition Fee Loan
Full-time students may 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 Loans Company direct to the university. Repayments of the Tuition Fee Loan are made to the Student Loans Company. You are allowed to defer payment of the Tuition Fees until you have finished your course and are earning over £21,000 (threshold will rise to £25,000 from April 2018). Tuition Fee Loans are not household income assessed.

Student Maintenance Loan
A student maintenance loan of up to £8,430 may be available for full-time students studying at the 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.

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 the website below:
www.studentparents.org

Adult Dependants’ Grant
For full-time students who have adult dependents. This award is dependent on household income, maximum award £2,834.

Disabled Student’s Allowance
The Disabled Students Allowance helps with costs students incur when attending their course, as a direct result of their Disability. Please contact the Disability Service for more information on the application procedure on +44 (0)1204 903 478.

PGCE 14+/Cert Ed 14+ bursaries 
There may be additional government support in the form of government bursaries for students studying a PGCE in English or Mathematics.

Information for European Union Students 
If you are a national of the European Union or a child of an EU National you may be entitled to some forms of student support dependent on your chosen course. For all EU students a Tuition Fee Loan may be available. The application form EU16N is available for full-time students, and form EUPTL1 for part-time students from: www.gov.uk/student-finance

Contact details for EU Team at Student Finance England:

Student Finance Services Non-UK Team
Student Finance England
P.O. Box 89
Darlington
DL1 9AZ

Contact details for Migrant Worker Team:

European Economic Area (EEA) Migrant Worker Applications
Student Finance England
PO Box 89
Darlington DL1 9HJ

Contact number for both of the above teams:

Tel:  +44 (0)1412 433 570

University of Bolton awards 2017/18 for full-time undergraduate students

Bolton Brilliance Bursary*
The Bolton Brilliance Bursary of up to £3,000 in total, may be awarded to the most talented (minimum 128 UCAS points at A2 level) full-time UK and EU undergraduate students who commence their first higher education undergraduate course at the University of Bolton from the 2017/18 academic year and are paying £9000 tuition fees. The bursary will be paid in instalments per academic year over the duration of the course for a maximum of 3 academic years.The bursary may be awarded in addition to other bursaries and scholarships available from the university.  Please refer to the university website for full terms and conditions and application details.

*Terms and conditions apply: please visit our Scholarships page for further details

Care Leaver’s Bursary*
The Care Leaver’s Bursary may be awarded to full-time U.K. students who commence an undergraduate higher education course of study at University of Bolton from the academic year 2017/18 and who are Care Leavers, irrespective of their financial means. The Bursary will be £1,000 per academic year. Students must be paying tuition fees to the University of Bolton. Please refer to the university website for full terms and conditions and application details.

*Terms and conditions apply: please visit our Scholarships page for further details

Bolton Sports Bursary*
The Bolton Sports Bursary is worth up to a maximum of £3,000 in total, and is not household income assessed. The bursary is paid as a £1,000 cash payment in each academic year of study up to a maximum of three academic years to the most talented students joining University of Bolton undergraduate degree courses in September 2017. The bursary may be offered to U.K. and E.U. students only who are studying on their first full-time undergraduate degree. The bursary may be awarded in addition to other bursaries and scholarships available at the university. The bursary is to be awarded to athletes competing at International, County, and/or Professional Club Level competitions. The bursary will be paid for first HE Level courses only. Students must achieve a minimum 96 UCAS points from a HEFCE approved qualification.

*Terms and conditions apply: please visit our Scholarships page for further details

100 Year Anniversary of the Great War Award*
This award is available to full-time students who are British Armed Forces ex-service personnel. Students must have completed a minimum of three years military service since their eighteenth birthday. The award amount is £500 per academic year. The application deadline for 2017/18 is 31st May 2018.

*Terms and conditions apply: please visit our Scholarships page for further details

Progression to University (P2U) award*
The award is offered in conjunction with Bolton College. Available to full-time UK and EU students who have successfully completed a Level 3 vocational award at Bolton College and have applied for a place at University of Bolton via UCAS by 15th January 2017 for September 2017 commencement. Applications for the award should be submitted to Bolton College by 1st March 2017. Course tuition fees must be £9,000 for 2017/18. Three bursaries each worth £2,000 per academic year for up to a maximum of three academic years are available.

*Terms and conditions apply: please visit our Scholarships page for further details

Stoller Scholarship* 
The Stoller Scholarship is worth up to £3,000 cash per award and ten awards will be available in each academic year. For successful applicants the award will be paid at the rate of £1,000 per academic year up to a maximum of three years. Students must have commenced on the first year of a full-time undergraduate course at University of Bolton in September 2017. Students’ home address must be in one of the following postcodes in the Oldham area: OL1, OL2, OL3, OL4, OL8, OL9 or M35. Evidence of the home address must be provided with the application form.

*Terms and conditions apply: please visit our Scholarships page for further details

Please note PGCE 14+/Cert Ed 14+ students are not eligible for any of the above University Scholarships/Bursaries.

Further Information
For more information on how to fund your studies please contact the Student Funding Advisors: Karen Bentley or Carol Gray.

Tel: +44 (0)1204 903 497/+44 (0)1204 903 499 or ku.ca1542139898.notl1542139898ob@gn1542139898idnuf1542139898tnedu1542139898ts1542139898

Contact details for Student Finance England:
Address:
P.O. Box 210
Darlington
DL1 9HJ

Tel: +44 (0)300 1000 607

Part-Time UK and EU Undergraduate and PGCE 14+/Cert Ed 14+ Students

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for undergraduate part-time courses in 2017/18 will be charged at a rate of £1,500 per 20 credit module (provisional) which for most undergraduate courses equates to £6,000 per academic year. Tuition fees for part-time PGCE 14+/Cert Ed 14+ courses are £4,500 per academic year if studied at the university. Tuition fees may vary if the course is studied at a franchise college.

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 here: http://www.gov.uk/studentfinance

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 £21,000 (threshold to rise to £25,000 from April 2018).
  • Repayments will commence from the April four years after you begin your course, but only if your earnings are over £21,000 (£25,000 from April 2018) .

There are no living costs loans or grants available for part-time students from the government. 

Disabled Student’s Allowance
The Disabled Students Allowance helps with costs students incur when attending their course, as a direct result of their Disability. Please contact the Disability Service for more information on the application procedure: +44 (0)1204 903 478.

Further Information
For more information on how to fund your studies please contact Karen Bentley – Student Funding Advisor or Carol Gray – Bursaries and Scholarships Advisor:
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903 497/+44 (0)1204 903 499 or ku.ca1542139898.notl1542139898ob@gn1542139898idnuf1542139898tnedu1542139898ts1542139898

Contact details for Student Finance England:

Address:
P.O. Box 210
Darlington
DL1 9HJ
Tel: +44 (0)300 1000 607

Student Loan Repayments

The Student Loans Company have a dedicated website regarding Student Loan repayments:

www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk

Please note when you are in the repayments system if you change your home address or name or have a period of residence abroad that exceeds three months you must notify the Student Loans Company of the change within six weeks or they may impose a “non-compliance interest rate” of RPI + 3%.

Last reviewed and updated January 2018. 

Keep in Touch

Student Funding and Finance
University of Bolton
Chancellor’s Mall
Deane Road
BL3 5AB

Karen Bentley
Student Funding Advisor
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903 497
Email: ku.ca1542139898.notl1542139898ob@gn1542139898idnuf1542139898tnedu1542139898ts1542139898

Carol Gray
Bursary and Scholarship Advisor
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903 499
Email: ku.ca1542139898.notl1542139898ob@gn1542139898idnuf1542139898tnedu1542139898ts1542139898