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Our HE Team offers help and advice on applying for your course and financial support. The team is based at the Cowbridge Road, Bridgend Campus and regularly visit our other campuses to offer support, advice and guidance.
Please contact the team if you need help with your UCAS application, part-time HE application or your student finance application.
Please contact E: firstname.lastname@example.org or T: 01656 302302 Ext 251/252
The Specialist Support Department offers help and assistance for you if you have an Additional Need or Disability. We offer an initial assessment to determine the appropriate on-going support and guidance.
Assistive technology available:
- Magnification devices
- Spelling aids
- Specialist input devices
- Communication aids
- Literacy support software
Our staff are qualified in their specialist area to ensure a first class service to any learner who needs this additional help.
The services on offer include:
- Dyslexia Support
- Deaf Support and British Sign Language Interpreters/Communication Support
- Assistive Technology Service
- Classroom Support
- Sight Loss Service
These services are offered to ensure all learners can ‘Be all that you can be’.
For further information, please contact:
Lesley Hayter, Specialist Support Assessor
T: 01656 302302 ext 438
Dawn Jones, Specialist Support Administrator
T: 01656 302302 ext 417
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Financial advice for full-time HE learners
Tuition fees for full-time Higher Education learners – academic year 2018/19
The College charges an annual tuition fee for full-time courses. Most learners can apply for a repayable tuition fee loan of up to £9,000. Learners taking out the tuition fee loan will be required to begin repayments when you have finished your course and are earning at least £25,000 per year*. More information about repayments can be found on the relevant student funding website.
Tuition fees are not fixed for the duration of the course and may increase year-on-year.
Most learners will be eligible for funding towards their tuition fees providing they have not previously studied at higher education and meet other residency requirements. For any queries regarding eligibility, please contact the relevant funding body.
If you are using a tuition fee loan to pay for your tuition fees, you will be required to bring your financial notification documentation from the SLC to the enrolment session. If you are paying the tuition fees yourself, you can either pay the full amount up front or pay in instalments if you wish. If you have a sponsor paying your fees, you will be required to bring in a letter from your sponsor to this effect to the enrolment session.
There are loans and grants available to help you with living costs. The amount you can get depends on your household income and where you live. You may also be eligible for extra financial help if you meet certain criteria. More information can be gained by visiting the relevant website as detailed below. Learners taking out the maintenance loan will be required to begin repayments when they have finished their course and are earning at least £25,000 per year*. More information about repayments can be found on the relevant student funding website.
Applying for funding
For learners living in Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, applications for funding is completed online at the relevant website. The following websites also contain detailed information about finance available:
Student Loans Company (SLC):
Please note, it is important that you make an application for financial assistance towards your tuition fees to the appropriate body prior to enrolment onto your course. Failure to apply for funding or providing alternative means of payment will result in the College invoicing you for the fees. Learners are liable for any part of the fees not paid by the above bodies. If you withdraw from the college, you will be liable for the payment of fees up until the final term you attended.
University of South Wales (USW) Progression Bursary 2019/20*
If you study a course franchised by the University of South Wales, they want to help you to achieve your ambitions.
USW offers a Progression Bursary to college students who choose to top-up their University of South Wales accredited HND or foundation degree to a full honours degree through a top up course at one of their USW campuses. Worth £500, this bursary could provide financial support towards your travel, living and study costs while studying at a University of South Wales campus. This bursary is not means tested.
*University of South Wales scholarships and bursaries are offered on the basis that they are potentially subject to change in the event of changes to the fee and student support regime applicable in Wales. The University also reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships and bursaries available.
Financial advice for part-time HE learners