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Fees & Scholarships

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 19-23 may be able to claim funding for their tuition fees depending upon previous qualifications achieved and personal circumstances. Students aged 24 or above taking their first Level 3 course should enquire about Advanced Learner 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 means tested bursary to assist with essential course expenses, See DOWNLOAD links on this page to Bursary Application Form and Additional Information Form. 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 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.
  • 19+ Advanced Learning Loans provide support for those aged 19 years and above to access advanced (Level 3) courses. These offer support similar to that which is available in higher education for tuition costs. They are only available to those who do not already have a Level 3 qualification or equivalent. Further information is available, visit advanced_ learning_loans/overview or

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

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).