Paying for your course

FEES

The fee/price payable is listed against each course or is available by contacting the college.

If you are 19 or over and are planning to study for a qualification at Level 3 to 6 you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. These loans help to pay your fees.

PCA – Where you see this symbol next to a course title, you require a pre-course assessment to identify if the course you are interested in is the right level for you.

There are three levels of fees available for most courses:

Standard full fee

Senior fee (available on some courses to learners over 65 and not in full time employment).

Reduced/concessionary (available if you are in receipt of an income-based benefit).

You will need to provide evidence that you are receiving Universal Credit or an income-based state benefit. You will only need to submit one of these as proof of evidence dated within the last 6 months. If you receive, an income-based benefit that is not included in this list, please contact the College, as you may still be eligible.

HOW DO I PAY THE REDUCED/CONCESSIONARY FEE?

  • Job Seeker Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credits (income limits apply)
  • Universal Credit

COURSES LEADING UP TO A LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATION

If you wish to take a course that leads to a qualification at level 1 and 2 and you are in receipt of either JSA or ESA (WRAG) your fees will be waived. You must provide a letter dated within six months from Job Centre Plus confirming receipt of benefit with your Enrolment Form.

ARE YOU ON A LOW INCOME?

If you earn less than £15.736.50 gross salary per annum you may be entitled to the course for FREE.

Please contact the college for further information.

I HAVE DIFFICULTY IN FINDING THE FEE?

We do not wish to exclude anyone who is not in receipt of an active state benefit or cannot afford the fees as they are on a low income. You will be able to apply to the College’s Access or Hardship Fund for partial or full exemption on the grounds of financial hardship to assist with course fees, examination fees and nursery fees.

You will need to provide evidence that you are receiving Universal Credit or an income-based state benefit. You will only need to submit one of these as proof of evidence dated within the last 6 months. If you receive, an income-based benefit that is not included in this list, please contact the College, as you may still be eligible.

  • Job Seeker Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Carers Allowance
  • Working Tax Credits (income limits apply)
  • Universal Credit
  • Instalments

If you will find it difficult to pay your fee in one amount, it is possible to pay by instalments. There is a £10 non-refundable arrangement fee for each instalment plan.

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 for further details by emailing sacc@southend-adult.ac.uk or telephoning 01702 445700.

There is a £10 non-refundable arrangement fee for each instalment plan.

Please note you will be required to set up the plan in person as a signature is required. You will also need to pay a deposit (dependable on the course fee) upon enrolling, this must be paid via card as we do not accept cash or cheque when setting up the plan. Unfortunately we do not accept American Express.

I AM IN FULL-TIME EDUCATION AT ANOTHER SCHOOL OR COLLEGE; WILL I HAVE TO PAY THE COURSE FEE?

You will need to pay the full cost recovery fee for the course of your choice as you are already receiving funding from the ESFA for your full-time course. Please ask for details of the fees.

I NEED TO CANCEL MY ENROLMENT?

You are entitled to a 14 day cooling off period, from the date of booking your course, where you can have a full refund of fees (including any registration fees). After this period, you can have a full refund of your tuition fees, minus the £15.00 registration fee per course, provided we are notified before your second lesson of the course (for courses of a duration of more than five weeks). Unfortunately we are unable to process any refunds outside of this period unless the reason is medical, for this evidence is required.

COURSES LEADING UP TO A LEVEL 2 QUALIFICATION

If you wish to take a course that leads to a qualification at level 1 and 2 and you are in receipt of either JSA or ESA (WRAG) your fees will be waived.

You must provide a letter dated within six months from Job Centre Plus confirming receipt of benefit with your Enrolment Form.