Explanation of fees | Walsall College

Explanation of fees

How much will I pay for a course?

If you’re under 19, full time courses are FREE. If you’re 19 or over, depending on your circumstances, tuition fee on certain courses may be FREE. You may still have to pay for exam/registration or materials costs but the Walsall College Bursary may be able to help with the cost of these (if you are studying 6 hours per week or more). For Higher Education course fees please click here

You’re eligible for FREE tuition if:

You get state benefits such as Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or in the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) – you must be aged 19 or over and applying for a course up to Level 2

You are enrolling on a full Level 2 qualification, aged 19-23 (at the start of your course) and don’t already hold a full Level 2 qualification or higher

You are enrolling on a full Level 3 qualification, aged 19-23 (at the start of your course) and don’t already hold a full Level 3 qualification or higher

How can I find out if I qualify for a FREE course?

Our Enrolment Team can help. They will be able to give you all the general advice you’ll need on 01922 657000.

Is there other financial help available?

The Walsall College Bursary can help with travel, equipment, exams, childcare or the cost of studying in general.

Are there any other costs?

You will be expected to make a £10 contribution to printing and copying costs. Your learner pass will give you access to printing facilities and will be preloaded with a minimum of £15 worth of printing (dependent on your area of study).

How do I pay?

You can pay by either cash, cheque, credit or debit card.

Can I pay in installments?

Installment payments are available for courses costing £100 or more. Speak to a member of our Student Finance Team at the Customer Advice and Support Centre who will work out an installment plan with you, at no extra cost. An initial payment must be made on enrolment.

What do I need to bring with me to enrolment?

One of the following forms of ID:

  1. Passport, Driving Licence, National Insurance card, Bank credit or debit card, Results slips/exam certificates
  2. Payment of your £10 contribution for photocopying/printing
  3. Payment of your fees, if you’re not eligible for concessions

If you are unemployed: To claim concessions, you will need to bring along proof of relevant benefits dated within three months of enrolment.

If your employer is paying for your course: Bring along a letter, on company letter-headed paper, confirming that they can be invoiced for your fees. If you are a non-E.U. student please bring along proof of residency (e.g. Passport or Visa).

We’re here to help. Drop in or call our Student Support or Enrolment Teams on 01922 657000.

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