Fees - Paying for your Course

Costs & Payment…

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Course fees are listed underneath each course, or are available by contacting the College.
There are 4 ways to pay:
Online: If you are a full fee payer, you can enrol and pay for your course/s
Cheque: Made payable to ‘Southend Adult Community College’. Please send a separate cheque for each course. It may delay your enrolment if you do not.
Cash: Delivered in person to reception at the Southchurch Centre between:
• 09:00-20:00 Monday-Wednesday
• 09:00-16:30 Thursday
• 09:00-16:00 Friday
Debit or Credit Card:
• By completing the ‘Card Authority’ section of the Enrolment Form and posting it to the College
• Coming to the College in person
• By telephoning 01702 445700 and selecting option 1
Confirmation of your acceptance will be sent to you by email wherever possible or alternatively by post. You will be notified if the course you have chosen is full.

Proof of benefit: Whether applying by post or in person, you will need to include a photocopy of the proof of your benefit with your enrolment. Your proof must be current and dated within the last 6 months.

Instalments: If you will find it difficult to pay your fee in one amount, it is possible to pay by instalments. Please contact the college to arrange an instalment plan. There will be a £10.00 non-refundable arrangement fee for each instalment plan.

Examination Fees: There will be no additional charge for examination fees for those paying full fee*. If you are on state benefit or on a low income, you can apply for help from the Access Fund (see below). *Unless you fail to attend an exam or wish to re-take a module.

Access/Hardship Fund for Students: If you are on a low income or qualify for a concessionary fee and need help with exam costs, you can apply for assistance from our Access Fund for:
• Course fees
• Examination fees
• Nursery fees

How to apply:
1. Request an application form from the College.
2. Complete and return it to us along with your course Enrolment Form and evidence of household income/state benefits. You will be notified of the Fund’s decision within 7 working days of us receiving your application.