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Fees
If you're under the age of 19 and a UK or EU resident then full-time courses are FREE, that means registration and exam fees are not payable, although there may be material costs.

For further information, please get in touch with Client Services by emailing us at clientservices@esc.ac.uk or by calling direct on 01737 788444.

Tuition Fees
All tuition fees are payable annually. Fees quoted will be for the current academic year. Further fees will be payable in subsequent years for courses of more than 1 year duration.

Material Fees
Material fees may be applicable for some courses; these fees are payable annually. Certain courses may require you to buy protective clothing, footwear and/or tools.

Active Benefits
You may be eligible for free tuition fees on some courses if you are aged 19 or over and satisfy one (or more) of the criteria below:

  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) and enrolling on a course to gain skills for employment
     
  • In receipt of Employment Support Allowance – Work Related Activity Group (ESA WRAG) and enrolling on a course to gain skills for employment
     
  • Unemployed and can provide current documentary proof of any state benefit and undertaking skills training that will help get you into work ("Employment Waiver") - specific rules apply Aged 19-23 and entitled to a Full Level 2 waiver
     
  • Aged 19-24 and entitled to a Full Level 3 waiver

If you are in receipt of these benefits, then please ensure you provide original documents at enrolment. Please note that any paperwork will be photocopied and held in your record. All other course related fees will still be payable.

Depending on the course you apply for, you may be asked to contribute towards materials that you take away with you eg ingredients or flowers. You will be advised of any costs when you enrol.

Payment Methods

When do I have to pay the fees?
All fees are payable at the time of enrolment. For courses costing £400 or more, it may be possible to pay the fees by instalment; with the first instalment due at the time of enrolment. Instalment Agreements are available on request with at least 25% of the fee being due at enrolment.

In exceptional circumstances for example financial hardship, please speak to a member of the Finance team who will discuss with you possible alternative options.

How can I pay?
Payments can be made in cash, cheque (payable to East Surrey College) or credit/debit cards.

Fee Remission
If you are receiving certain means tested benefits you may be eligible for remission of tuition fees. Proof of benefit will need to be supplied at enrolment.

Employer/Sponsor Undertaking Form
Please download and complete the Employer Undertaking form if your Employer/Sponsor has agreed to pay your tuition fees and/or examinations/registration fees.

Refunds
The College operates a strict no refund policy. However, fees will be refunded in full if the College finds it necessary to cancel your course.

Financial Assistance

Exemption
If you're under the age of 19 it's FREE, that means registration and exam fees are not payable. However, there may be material costs attached to the course.

Financial Support
Funds are available towards costs for books, visits, childcare and materials, dependent upon individual circumstances. In some cases, tuition fees may be waived if you are on appropriate means tested benefits. Before funding is approved you will need to complete an application form. Please contact the Client Services team on 01737 788444 for more information. All applications are assessed on individual merit however there are no guarantees that all costs will be met.

>>16-19 Bursary Scheme

East Surrey College has received money from the Education Funding Agency to provide a bursary fund to support students with a household income of below £26,000. The bursary can help with ongoing costs such as a contribution towards travel to College, essential kit or equipment and Further Education Free Meals (subject to eligibility). This award is assessed on an individual basis and you will be informed in writing of our decision to support your costs.

Any support you receive will be subject to the conditions outlined on our bursary form.

To make sure that we direct the right support to you, please fully complete the form below, and submit this to Client Services.

How do you apply for help for 2015-2016? Click to download an application form
How do you apply for help for 2016-2017? Click to download an application form

>>19+ Bursary Scheme

East Surrey College has a discretionary bursary fund available to help students attending courses funded by the Skills Funding Agency. To be eligible for support, you must be aged 19+ at the start of your course and have a household income of below £26,000. If you are living independently, we will assess your income and if you are living with your parents, your application will be assessed on their income.

The 19+ bursary can contribute towards costs such as travel, lunch, resource fees, childcare for the days you attend college and essential kit & equipment. This award is assessed on an individual basis and you will be informed in writing of our decision to support your costs.

Any support you receive will be subject to the conditions outlined on our bursary form.

To make sure that we direct the right support to you, please fully complete the form below, and submit this to Client Services.

How do you apply for help for 2015-2016? Click to download an application form
How do you apply for help for 2016-2017? Click to download an application form

>> Advanced Learner Loans

What are they?

If you’re looking to improve your career prospects; and training costs have always been the barrier, then for courses starting after 1 August 2016 you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

If you are aged 19 or over you are now able to take out an Advanced Learner Loan to enable you to study on a course and pay no upfront tuition costs. It will fund your college course at Level 3 and above, including Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships.

Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks

Repayments - You’ll have to pay your loan back when both the following apply:

  • you’ve finished your course
  • you earn more than £21,000 a year

All applications are via the Gov.uk website – apply now.

Please note:  The Advanced Learner Loan will be available to people aged 19+ from 1 August 2016; if you are applying to start a course prior to this date you will only be eligible for the loan if you are aged 24+.

>> Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Scheme

East Surrey College has a discretionary bursary fund available from the Skills Funding Agency for students aged 19 and above. To be eligible for support from this fund, you must be enrolled onto a Level 3 or 4 course and have a Advanced Learner Loan agreed by the Student Loans Company for your tuition fees. This bursary can contribute towards travel, childcare costs for the days you attend college and essential kit & equipment. This award is assessed on an individual basis and you will be informed in writing of our decision to support your costs.

Any support you receive will be subject to the conditions outlined on our bursary form.

To make sure that we direct the right support to you, please fully complete the form below, and submit this to Client Services.

Click here to download an application form for 2015-16 
Click here to download an application form for 2016-17

Course Viability

The College runs courses in a cost effective manner, and this will normally be determined by the number of students enrolled on a course. If at the start of the course the numbers are too low to make the course viable, the College reserves the right to cancel.

European Students
The full published fee will apply if you are aged 19 or over and been ‘ordinarily’ resident in the UK or EEA for at least three years prior to the start of the course, unless you qualify for a concessionary fee. If the ‘ordinary’ resident criterion does not apply you may need to pay additional fees.

EU residents living outside the UK and overseas students will be required to bring their passports, visa and immigration documents to enrolment. All EU residents living in the UK will be required to bring their ID cards to enrolment.

For further information, please get in touch with our Client Services team by emailing us at clientservices@esc.ac.uk or by calling direct on 01737 788444

International Students
The Government has introduced new legislation limiting the number of international students able to study in the UK. For further details see www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk. At the present time we are not taking any applications from students who are currently residing overseas but will review this decision on a regular basis.
 

Address: East Surrey College, Gatton Point, London Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2JX

Main Switchboard: 01737 772611 / Client Services: 01737 788444 / Enrolment Line: 01737 788445 / Email: clientservices@esc.ac.uk

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