Fees and Financial Support – Adult Courses
Whatever your financial background and personal circumstances, we are committed to supporting you. You can benefit from a variety of funding options that could help pay for your Further Education studies.
The majority of our Adult Courses will be funded if you are:
1. Receiving Job seekers Allowance (JSA), including if you are receiving National Insurance Credits only.
2. Receiving Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and are in a work-related activity group.
3. Receiving Universal Credit, earning less than £330 per month, and determined by Jobcentre Plus as being in one of the following groups:
Work-Related Requirements Group
• Work Preparation Group
• Work Focussed Interview Group
4. Unemployed and receiving and other state benefits, feel that attending the course will help you enter employment and earning less than £330 per month.
Maths and English courses
Maths and English courses are free to all, as long as you do not already have grades A*- C (or grades 9-4 under the new grading system).
Access to Higher Education courses
You will not pay tuition fees if you are aged 19–23 when you begin your course and have not already achieved a full level 3 qualification.
If this does not apply to you, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your fees.
You can also receive generous student bursary towards the cost of your study or accommodation. Assessments are based on your household income. You can see below the examples of financial support currently available to you on our Access to HE courses:
|BASIC ADULT ALLOWANCE|
|Household Income||Allowance per academic year|
|Up to £21,000 per annum||£3,458|
|£21,000 to £25,704||£2,305|
|25,705 to 30,993||£1,152|
|£30,994 and over||Nil|
The full cost for the Access to Higher Education course cost is £3,384 (this includes the admin fee).
You may be able to get support with your childcare costs if your household income is less than £30,994.
Eligibility for funding
To be eligible for help with funding your education at Ruskin, you must be:
- 19 years old or over
- a citizen of a country within the European Economic Area (EEA) or have right of abode in the UK
- resident in the EEA for at least the previous three years (unless you have refugee status)
- Have you lived in the UK for at least six months while your claim is being considered by the Home Office?
- Are you receiving local authority support?
You may be able to get funding. Contact us to find out more.
Family members of EU and EEA nationals
If you area family member of an EEA national and have been resident in the EEA for three years, you can receive funding. If you are in the UK on a visa or you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, you may not be eligible.
Talk to us
If you have any questions or concerns about funding, please contact our Student Money Adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01865 759600.
For information on our higher education courses, take a look at our Fees and Financial Support for University Programmes.