Student finance for higher education (HE) learners

Lower tuition fees aren’t the only benefit to studying a higher education at college. Bursary funding is available too for learners who need help with course costs.

HE Loans & Bursary

Student Finance England offer means-tested loans/grants offering HE students some funding towards their course.

Once students have applied for courses through UCAS, it is important that they begin to complete their application for student finance. Applicants can do this via this link:

It is really important that applicants apply for funding as soon as possible in order to ensure their funding is in place. It can take at least six weeks to process applications. Applicants don’t need a confirmed place and can use their preferred course and change the details later.

For students who live elsewhere in the UK, further information about financial support can be found on the following government websites:

Walsall College does not make provision directly for International Students.

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Course Fees

Think you simply can't afford to get on course for the career you want? You can at Walsall College.

Course fees at university cost anywhere up to £9,000 per year, whereas at Walsall College a typical HNC/D costs £5,900 (£2,995 for part time) and a Level 6 top-up costs £7,500 a year which represents great value for money!

As well as lower fees, students on higher education courses at Walsall College will also benefit from smaller class sizes and personalised tuition, accredited by The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education.

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Partnership with Universities

The College’s strategy for HE includes programmes which are validated by a partner universities. We offer a level 6 programme through formal partnership with Staffordshire University. We also offer a level 5 Diploma in Education and Training in formal partnership with the Birmingham City University (BCU).

HE partnership provision fees are set by the partner / validating University and will be subject to their own OFFA Access Agreements and pricing policies.

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