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Going to college or university can be an expensive time for you and your family but there is support available to help you experience one of the most rewarding and enjoyable times of your life!
As a Higher Education student you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs. Financial support is available to help with these costs in the form of student loans, bursaries and scholarships. The amount you will be eligible for depends on your income and that of your household. You can apply for financial help from the January prior to the start of your course and as soon as you have applied for a course. You will also need to re-apply each year. You do not have to wait until you have a confirmed place on a course before applying – simply quote the course that you think you are most likely to attend.
Our full-time fees for degrees starting in 2020/21 and 2021/22 are:
- £7,860 for HNC/D programmes
- £9,250 for BSc programmes
- £9,250 for BSc Top-Up programmes (Internal Applicants pay £7,860)
- £9,250 for Foundation Degree programmes
- £8,250 for Foundation Year 0 programme year 1 (BSc fees apply for subsequent years)
- £1,230 for the Sandwich placement year
Our part-time fees for degrees starting in 2020/21 and 2021/22 are:
- £4,625 for BSc programmes
- £4,625 for Foundation Degree programmes
- £5,240 for FdSc Countryside Resource Management
The tuition fees for a full-time international undergraduate student starting in 2020/21 and 2021/22 is:
- £11,800 for BSc programmes
- £11,800 for Foundation Degree programmes
The University of Chester fees for degrees starting 2020/21 and 2021/22 are:
- £9,250 for BSc and BSc Top-Up programmes
- £9,250 for BSc Foundation (Year 0) programmes (Year 0 students receive a £1,000 bursary, bringing the fees down to £8,250)
The tuition fee for a full-time international undergraduate student is £11,800.
All eligible full and part-time students may apply for a tuition fee loan to cover their tuition fees.
This loan is not means-tested; it can be taken out to cover the full cost of your fees from Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, SAAS (Scotland) or Student Finance Northern Ireland, and they will pay the fees directly to us on your behalf.
You can also apply for a means-tested maintenance loan to help towards your living costs whilst you study with us. You can receive up to £9,488 in support each year.
You only start paying your loan back once you have finished studying and are earning over £26,575 per year. Further information is available at: slc.co.uk
If you are from the Irish Republic or the rest of the EU and studying in England, you will pay the same tuition fees as UK students. EU students can apply for a loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. For more information visit: gov.uk
International students and students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are subject to different funding arrangements to mainland UK students. For information on support available to you for tuition fees and living costs you should check your Government’s education website.
To find out more information regarding Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans, please visit the link relevant to your country of residence:
Reaseheath College is committed to providing additional financial support to those who need it.
Our bursary schemes detailed below are designed to ensure that students can all access, thrive and succeed in Higher Education at Reaseheath College.
Additional financial support is available to students who apply for a student loan to University Centre Reaseheath. Any additional financial support that requires students to maintain an average attendance of over 90%. Eligible students must maintain a 90% average during the below periods to receive February’s and June’s payment:
|Date from||Date to|
|February’s Instalment||1st November||31st January|
|June’s Instalment||1st February||30th May|
For more information on additional financial support please contact the HE team on 01270 613284 or email email@example.com.
The Deal at Reaseheath
Every University Centre Reaseheath HE student (excluding internal BSc Top-up students) on a directly funded programme that reports a household income of £25,000 or under, has a £100 package of support, taking the form of:
- £20 print credit
- £80 allocation on course materials*
In addition each student receives funding for a secondary qualification to the value of £300** that is built into their programme of study.
Completing The Deal at Reaseheath is The Reaseheath Bursary.
The Reaseheath Bursary
Every Higher Education student that reports a household income of £25,000 or under is eligible for the Reaseheath Bursary.
The bursary is paid in two instalments of £450 in February and June via BACS transfer. Students must maintain an average attendance of over 90% to receive the award.
Diagnostic Assistance Bursary (DAB)
If students want to apply for Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA) to ensure they have the support they need on their course, they may need a post-16 diagnostic assessment. Diagnostic assessments cost £300 and can be completed at University Centre Reaseheath (UCR), however students may be eligible for the DAB to help pay for the assessment.
The process of accessing the DAB is outlined below:
- Meet with HE Support Team (HEST) to take an initial screening
- HEST will look at your scores and advise if you are eligible for a DAB. You must be enrolled on a course at UCR to be eligible for the bursary
- If you are eligible, you will pay £100 to secure an appointment for a Diagnostic assessment
- UCR will pay the remaining £200 for the Diagnostic assessment through the DAB
- Your Diagnostic Report will be sent to you and will need to be sent with your application for DSA to the Student Loans Company
For students who wish to be proactive and start their application for DSA early to make sure support is in place when they enrol (the process can take around 14 weeks) they will need to pay the full £300 when booking the assessment and keep proof of the assessment. Once you have enrolled at UCR you will then be eligible to claim back £200 through the DAB.
Aspire is available to all students who complete a level 3 programme at Reaseheath College and then directly move to a Full Time or Part Time Higher Education programme (Directly Funded ***) at University Centre Reaseheath.
These students will receive a £1,000 bursary in their first academic year.
The bursary is paid in two instalments of £500 in February and June via BACS transfer. Students must maintain an average attendance of over 90% to receive the award.
The Student Assistance Fund (SAF)
The Student Assistance Fund (SAF) provides discretionary financial assistance for students to help them access and remain in higher education, particularly those students who need financial help to meet extra costs that cannot be met from other sources of support. The fund can help to alleviate unexpected financial hardship. Students who may be considering leaving higher education because of financial problems are particularly encouraged to apply.
Student Assistance Fund
The Student Assistance Fund is an emergency hardship fund available to University Centre Reaseheath full-time and part-time students on directly funded programmes.
The Student Assistance Fund is accessed via submission of application forms and evidence to support claims of hardship.
Study Tour Support Fund
This bursary is designed to support students who might struggle to meet the costs of study tours that contribute to academic credit.
Eligible students would record a household income of under £25,000. The fund will not cover the entire cost, only a percentage value.
*HE Starter Pack – Pre-determined by the course team
**HE Starter Pack – Applicable to those courses who engage with secondary learning qualification provision. Course teams to lead on the total costings for secondary qualifications.
***ASPIRE – Full time home students