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  • 1.
    • Are you thinking of applying to study a full time Higher Education course?
    • 2011 entry
  • 2. Newcastle College offer a wide range of full time Higher Education Foundation Degrees and Honours Degrees in the following subject areas:
    • Art & Design
    • Beauty
    • Business, Management & Computing
    • Engineering & Applied Science
    • Health, Care & Public Services
    • Music, Media & Performing Arts
    • Sport & Exercise
    • Tourism & Hospitality
  • 3. How to Apply: September 2011 Entry
    • If you applying for a full-time Foundation Degree or Honours Degree you now need to use the on-line application system at www.ucas.com
    • Your course tutor or staff in the School Learner Zone can help you with the on-line application process. Or you can contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468 or E-mail: [email_address]
  • 4.
    • There’s also lots of financial support you can apply for
    • * Please note that if you are an International Student you will not be eligible for financial support and course fees will be different to those advertised
  • 5. Financial Support for 2011 full time Higher Education Entrants
    • Tuition Fee Loan (repayable)
    • Maintenance Loan (repayable)
    • Maintenance Grant (non-repayable)
    • Newcastle College Bursary
    • (Normally non-repayable)
    • Access to Learning Fund (ALF) (Normally non-repayable)
  • 6. Tuition Fees
    • All full time Higher Education students must pay tuition fees
    • Universities and Colleges can charge up to £3,375 per year for 2011 entry
    • Newcastle College fees are £3,080 per year for 2011 entry
  • 7. Payment of Tuition Fees
    • Option 1
    • You can pay the annual fee yourself in 2 instalments
    • You will pay via standing order in November and January
  • 8. Payment of Tuition Fees
    • Option 2
    • Take out a Tuition Fee Loan which is paid directly to Newcastle College
    • Applications for this can be made online at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
    • You will not have to pay this back until you are earning over £15,000 per year after you graduate
  • 9. Maintenance Loan
    • Optional assistance. 72% of the maximum loan available is not means-tested (not based on your household income)
    • However, ALL students are advised to apply for a full financial assessment as not doing this can cause delays and can effect your eligibility for other funding. You could also be eligible for the additional 28% of loan depending on your household income
    • Paid directly in to your bank account in 3 instalments per year (subject to attendance)
    • You will not usually have to pay this back until you are earning over £15,000 per year after you graduate
  • 10. Maintenance Grant
    • Means tested based on your household income
    • Up to £2,906 maximum per year
    • Further assistance is available for single parents, special support requirements and students with a disability
    • This does not have to be paid back
  • 11. How to Apply
    • For further information with regards to Higher Education Student Finance and also to apply please go to:
    • www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
    • Customer helpline: 0845 300 5090
    • You can apply from 16 March 2011
    • If you prefer to apply on paper, you can request a PN1 application from Student Finance England at the above contact details
  • 12. Newcastle College Bursary (Free Money!)
    • Newcastle College offer a very generous bursary of £1,200 per year to students eligible for the full non-repayable Maintenance Grant
    • All other Higher Education home fees and European Union students studying at Newcastle College may receive a bursary of £600 per year
    • This does not normally have to be paid back
    • IMPORTANT: Please remember to apply for this through Student Services when you start your course
  • 13. Access to Learning Fund (ALF)
    • (Normally non-repayable) fund which can be applied for if your student income does not cover your living costs
    • If an emergency financial situation arises where parents and your bank can’t help
    • If you need a Short Term Loan until your Maintenance Loan arrives (this Short Term Loan element would be repayable upon receipt of your Maintenance Loan)
    • Assessed on your specific individual situation so financial award amounts and eligibility can vary.
    • Cannot be used to pay your tuition fees
    • Apply through Student Services when you are on your course
  • 14. Student Services Support
    • Finance advice
    • Course advice (pre-course and on-course)
    • Counselling referral & welfare issues
    • Connexions and Next Step careers guidance (independent and impartial help with writing UCAS Personal Statements)
    • Accommodation advice- visit our website
  • 15.
    • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to visit our stand in the marketplace or visit Student Services in Rye Hill House and talk to a Student Adviser for additional advice and guidance
    • Good luck with your future choices