Fees for students aged 16 to 18
You do not have to pay tuition fees if you are under 19 at the start of your course and are an EU Citizen, or have been a UK resident for 3 years. Other criteria for fee waiver will be provided on request.
Fees for Mature Students
If you are aged 19 or over at the start of your course you will be required to pay a contribution towards your tuition fees, subject to your personal circumstances. Please contact the College for more information. Students aged 19-25 may be able to claim funding for their tuition fees depending upon previous qualifications achieved. Students aged 24 or above taking their first Level 3 course should enquire about 24+ Advanced Learning Loans.
Bursaries & Funds
Students facing difficulties in attending college because of financial issues may apply to the College for support as follows:
- Students aged between 16 and 19 years may apply for a bursary to assist with essential course expenses. Students in certain disadvantaged groups may receive a guaranteed entitlement of up to £1,200.00 a year
- Adult students over the age of 19 years (and those over 24 years studying at Level 2 or below) may apply for help from the Discretionary Student Support Fund
- Adult students over the age of 24 studying at Levels 3 and 4, and who have taken out a tuition fee loan to finance their studies, may apply to the Adult Bursary Fund for assistance towards non-course costs such as travel, child care or accommodation (where they are studying away from home)
- 24+ Advanced Learning Loans provide support for those aged 24 years and above to access advanced (Level 3) courses for the 2015/16 academic year. These offer support similar to that which is available in higher education for tuition costs. Further information is available, visit www.gov.uk/24_ advanced_ learning_loans/overview or www.hlcollege.ac.uk/Fees/fees-pt.html
Please Note: It should be emphasised that funds for financial support are limited, and that applications after the start of the academic year are unlikely to succeed. From September 2014, certain students aged between 16 and 18 years, and also certain students aged up to 25 years who have a current Learning Difficulty Assessment or Education Health and Care Plan, will be entitled to free meals on days they attend college. Eligibility is determined by a financial means assessment. Application forms are available from Student Services at Ludlow College or the College Finance Office at the Hereford Campus (Folly Lane) together with detailed information on who is eligible.
For further details and information on the above schemes please contact the Enquiries Team on 0800 032 1986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are struggling with your finances during your course, please ask for advice at Student Services. Options include a college bursary scheme, Welsh EMA and Welsh A.L.G (Assembly Learning Grant – for students over 19 years of age on full-time courses) as well as the Ludlow and Millichope Foundations Award - for students who do not meet the usual criteria for bursary support (see below).
Ludlow College Specific Funds
- Ludlow College is proud to offer an additional £5,000.00 fund supported by the Millichope Foundation and the Foundation of Ludlow College. These awards are designed to help students who do not meet the terms and conditions of the schemes above. The application form and procedure are the same as for the bursaries and Learner Support Fund mentioned above - so please apply in the same way.
- The Foundation of Ludlow College award five scholarships each year for students intending to progress to full time higher education (typically university) in 2017/18. Each successful student will receive up to £2,000.00 a year towards the costs of their studies (for a maximum of four years). The criteria for selection includes academic achievement, contribution to current school life and financial need. The scholarships are open to any student who enrols on and completes a two year full-time programme at Ludlow College. These could either be A Levels or a Level 3 Extended Diploma. You can download the application form here. Applications must be submitted via your school teacher before 31st March 2015.
- The Caitlin Kick Start Trust make £1,000.00 available each year to university applicants in honour of former student, Caitlin Hurcombe. Ludlow College students are invited to submit a winning project to a panel each May/June. Successful students receive the award to assist with their expenses in the first year of university/further education. Please visit Student Services for further information.