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FINANCE & FUNDING

Don’t let finance hold you back.

With no upfront fees to pay, funding you don’t need to pay back, low-cost loans and a whole range of other incentives, financing your course may be easier than you think.

Tuition fee loan

Our tuition fees offer great value for money and student loans are available to cover the cost of these fees.

Visit gov.uk/student-finance/new-fulltime-students to check your eligibility.

Maintenance loan

If you’re studying a full-time course, you can apply for a maintenance loan of up to £9,706 to help with living costs (based on studying outside London and not living with parents). Maintenance loans also depend on your household income.

Only repay when you earn

The great thing about both tuition fees and maintenance loans is that you don’t need to pay anything back until you’re earning at least £27,295* a year.

As an example, if you’re earning £29,527 your monthly repayment is just £16.

*Applies to English and Welsh students only – for full terms and conditions, go to gov.uk/repaying-your-student-loan

CCG Learning Support Grant

You may be eligible for a bursary of up to £750 during the first year of your higher education course at the Chichester College Group.

Apply online via LSG Chichester: https://lsg.chichester.ac.uk/

Help for parents

If you’re a parent studying a full-time degree-level course, you could access:

  • Up to £1,863 a year via the Parents’ Learning Allowance
  • Up to £183.75 a week for 1 child and up to £315.03 a week for 2 or more children via the Childcare Grant.

Eligibility applies – go to gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help to check.

Supporting an adult partner or relative

For full-time degree-level students who support an adult dependant (such as a partner, parent or grandparent but not an adult child) the Adult Dependants’ Grant could give you up to £3,263 each year.

If you’re under 25, the adult dependant cannot be your partner unless you’re married or in a civil partnership.

Help with learning difficulties, heath problems or disabilities

The Disabled Students’ Allowance is intended to cover any extra study-related costs you incur due to your health condition. You could receive up to £25,000.

What DSA can pay for

You can get help with the costs of:

  • specialist equipment, for example a computer if you need one because of your disability
  • non-medical helpers, for example a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter or specialist note taker
  • extra travel to attend your course or placement because of your disability
  • other disability-related study support, for example having to print additional copies of documents for proof-reading

Find out more on the gov.uk site here

Additional Costs

There may be costs that you have to pay in addition to tuition fees, depending on your chosen course. These could include buying books, equipment or specialist clothing to meet the requirements of the course. There may also be class trips to enrich your learning experience. The college may be able to provide financial assistance with these costs, please speak to Student Services at the time of your application or at any time during your studies.