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Fees and Funding

We offer a number of financial schemes to help our students.

These funds can help with paying for kit, equipment, tuition fees (for those aged over 19). Depending on your age and the course level you are studying, you may have to pay tuition or registration fees before you can enrol. 

Full-time students

Tuition Fees

Aged 16 to 18

You won’t need to pay any tuition or registration fees. There may be costs for equipment for your course, if so you will be advised of this at enrolment.

Aged 19 and over

If you are between 19 and 23 and are studying for your first Level 2 or 3 course then your fees are waived. If you are studying for an eligible Level 3 or 4 course you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. Otherwise tuition and exam fees may be payable – concessions are available for those on means tested benefits.

If you are unable to pay any of the fees you may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the Government Bursary Fund.

You may also be eligible also claim financial assistance towards childcare, travel, trips, equipment and materials, fees and exam costs. For more information call our Welfare team on 01256 306393.

Higher Education Loans

Higher Education Loans may be available for our HNC, HND and Foundation Degree courses. Visit gov.uk/student-finance for more details.

Subsidised Travel

We offer discounted travel packages and bursaries to our full time students, which can be paid monthly, termly or annually. Students who live outside of Basingstoke and travel to and from College by train can receive a discount on their train tickets; whereas if you travel by bus from Zone 2 areas outside Basingstoke, our partnership with Stagecoach means you could qualify for as much as 25% off bus travel. 

How to Apply

To apply for financial and travel support, please print and complete one of the forms below and post it to the following address:

Student Welfare
Basingstoke College of Technology
Worting Road
RG21 8TN

Bursary Students (Families with a household income under £25,000): 

Bursary 2020/21 information will be available shortly

Non-Bursary Students (Families with a household income of +£25,000):

2020/21 information will be available shortly

If you wish to cycle to College, there is plenty of space for you to park your bike. Whilst there is car parking available at College, this is strictly limited to students living outside of the Basingstoke area. If you live in Basingstoke, parking is only available to full time students aged 19 or over. Please note car parking charges apply.

A park and ride service is available from the Leisure Park at a discounted rate for BCoT students.

Adult courses

Advanced Learner Loan

An Advanced Learner Loan is a great way of covering the cost of your course. It’s not dependent on your income and you won’t need credit checks to apply. You can also apply for more than one loan if you are studying more than one course.* Repayment of your loan will not begin until you’ve finished your course and you’re earning over £25,725 a year.

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan if you are:

• Aged 19 or over on the first day of the course.
• Studying an eligible course at Level 3 to Level 6.
• A resident of the UK and have been for the past three years.

*Please note you can only apply once for an Access to Higher Education course.

Higher Education Loans

Higher Education Loans may be available for our HNC, HND and Foundation Degree courses. Visit gov.uk/student-finance for more details.

Level 2/3 Entitlement

If you have not achieved any Level 2 or 3 qualifications previously, you may be eligible for a government subsidy.

Unemployed, benefits or low income discount

If you are receiving state benefits or your annual gross salary is less than £17,004.00, you may be entitled to reduced fees for your course.

English and Maths fee

Our GCSE English and Maths courses are free unless you already hold a Grade C/4 in English or Maths and wish to improve your grade. A fee of £400 will be payable.





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