Concessionary fees for selected courses

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Overview of concessionary fees

We operate two concessionary fee schemes for people on low incomes; awards are made subject to eligibility and the availability of funding:

Weekly Classes and Online courses students should consider which scheme is more appropriate for them - this depends on your evidence of low income as explained below.

NB It is not possible to apply for concessionary fees online.

Departmental Concessionary Fee Scheme

Course eligibility

If you are unsure whether your course is eligible, please contact the course administrator.

Student eligibility

  • Concessionary fees are limited to three courses per person per academic year (NB a 20-week weekly class counts as two courses)

  • A concession (i.e. a reduction of 50% of tuition fees) may be granted if you can provide documentary evidence to demonstrate at least one of the following:

    • You receive of a UK state benefit (such as Universal Credit, Job Seekers’ Allowance, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance, or Attendance Allowance)

    • Your sole source of income is a DWP State Retirement Pension and Pension Credit

    • You are or will be a full-time student in higher education in the UK during the same academic year that the course is taking place

How to apply

Departmental Fee Remission Scheme

Course eligibility

Student eligibility

  • Awards are limited to three courses per person per academic year (NB a 20-week weekly class counts as two courses)
  • An award (i.e. a reduction of up to 50% of tuition fees) may be granted if you can provide documentary evidence of low income, except where the evidence comprises the following*:
    • receipt of a UK state benefit (such as Universal Credit etc); or
    • a DWP State Retirement Pension and Pension Credit as your sole source of income; or
    • that you are or will be a full-time student in higher education in the UK during the same academic year that the course is taking place

*If you can demonstrate at least one of these, you should consider the Departmental Concessionary Fee Scheme instead:

How to apply

  • Download a PDF or Word version of the following two documents:
  • Complete both forms
  • Send both forms and a copy of your documentary evidence to the address listed on the form
  • You should hear shortly whether your application has been successful