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Fees and funding

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We don't believe your financial circumstances should be a barrier to you fulfilling your potential here at Petroc. That's why our Advice and Guidance Team offer help and support on a range of funding options.

Education is free for all students who are aged 16-18 (on 31 August of the year you start your course).

If you are aged 19 or over, you may have to pay to study, however, there may be funding options or free courses available to you.

Whatever your age, should you need financial help to cover the costs of books or travel, we may be able to help you; take a look at the information below or contact our friendly Advice & Guidance Team for more information.

Need further assistance?

Please get in touch with the Advice & Guidance Centre:

North Devon
01271 852422
Mid Devon
01884 235330

Funding options

Education is free for all students who are aged 16-18 (on 31 August of the year you start your course). There may be additional costs for books or travel, but don’t let money matters stop you from coming to college; if you need financial help to cover the costs of studying or travel, we may be able to help you through the Bursary Fund.

16-18 Bursary Fund: The 16-18 Bursary Fund is available to financially assist learners who are on a low income with costs incurred by attending college. 

When it comes to studying part-time, you may be concerned about the cost of a course. Don’t let this stand in your way; many of our courses are free (subject to eligibility), or you could be eligible for a loan. Find out more below:

Part-time courses: Fees charged for all courses are shown on the website, however, you may be able to study for your course without paying the tuition, exam or fee supplement if you fit into one of the required criteria.

19+ Bursary: The Adult Learner Support Fund is a bursary for students on a low income who are aged 19 or over and who are studying on a Level 1 or Level 2 course or getting a fee remission for a level 3 programme. 

Advanced Learner Loan: The government-funded Advanced Learner Loan is available to help cover the cost of tuition fees. It's available to people over 19 years old, studying courses at Levels 3 to 6.

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary: The Advanced Learner Loan Bursary is for students on a low income who are aged 19 or over and who are receiving an Advanced Learner Loan. Please note: Unfortunately, all funds have now been allocated from the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary. If more funds become available, we will re-open for applications. If this causes you financial hardship, please make contact with the Tutor Support Team in the first instance.

HE Financial Support: There is a range of financial support available for students studying on our degree-level courses including a Hardship Fund, Disabled Students Allowance (DSA), Grants, and Travel Bursary.

 

Fee Liability (excluding Higher Education and apprenticeships)

Students are liable for full course fees regardless of any subsequent withdrawal, where attendance has occurred for more than two weeks (more than 14 days).

Exceptional circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis and must be submitted in writing, along with supporting evidence, to our Finance Department. Please send an email to financeoffice@petroc.ac.uk or send a letter to Finance Department, Old Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2BQ.