College Fees & Payment Options

Tuition Fees 2021-22

Please find below information regarding tuition fees for 2021/22

Funding Fees and Criteria

Fee Policy 2021-22

Funding Criteria for Fees

Self Financing Payment Options

For futher information please refer to the Tuition Fee Policy Below

Fee Policy (2021-22)

Fee Waiver 2021-22

Fee Waiver 2021-22

There are some courses that the fee/partial fee can be waived for students on certain benefits. Students will be required to provide current evidence of benefit entitlement before the start of your course. If you are unable to do so, then payment in full will be required. Fees will be refunded (by BACS or cheque) after fee waiver documentation is received.

Please send your paperwork to feewaiver@wcs.ac.uk for assessment

Fee Waiver Policy 2020-21

Part Time Fee Waiver

Part Time Fee Waiver

There are some courses that the fee/partial fee can be waived for students on certain benefits. Students will be required to provide current evidence of benefit entitlement before the start of your course. If you are unable to do so, then payment in full will be required. Fees will be refunded (by BACS or cheque) after fee waiver documentation is received.

Please send your paperwork to feewaiver@wcs.ac.uk for assessment

Fee Waiver Policy 2020-21

Important Information

Important Information Relating to Course Fees and Payment Options

The following is a guide on options available to students regarding fees depending on your course:

For enquiries regarding any of the above options please contact as follows:

Source
Contact
Contact Details
  • Self Financing:
  • Fee Waiver:
  • Sponsor/ Employer:
  • ITA:
Finance
  • SAAS:
  • Part-time Grant:
Student Advisory
  • Student Funding
Student Funding
  • Fees are payable in advance of the course start date.
  • Where fees are not paid in accordance with College policy, the College will send reminder letters, failing which, the College reserves the right to initiate debt recovery action.
  • The College also reserves the right to withhold Certificates and Results of Students who haven’t paid their fees in full by the end of the respective academic session.

Full-time Bursary

Full-time Bursary

Fees for all courses are charged in line with College fee policy. Students MUST apply for Bursary funding. All students attending a full-time non-advanced course (NC) must complete an online funding application to have their course fees covered. Failure to apply will result in the student being liable for the full cost of the course fee.  When you receive an offer of a course place, you will receive an activation email enabling you to make a student funding application online.  If you require assistance to complete the online application or do not have access to a computer or the internet please contact our Student Funding department, student.funding@wcs.ac.uk

Full-time SAAS

Full-time SAAS

Fees for all courses are charged in line with College fee policy. Student MUST apply to SAAS funding. If you are a student in Higher Education (HNC or HND) you should visit the undergraduate section of the SAAS (Student Award Agency for Scotland) website https://www.saas.gov.uk or call on 0300 555 0505 to make an application for funding.  This should be completed at your earliest convenience prior to the start of your course to ensure your application is processed in time for you commencing your studies.

You should note that if you do not apply to SAAS or if they deem you ineligible for support – which may be on the grounds of residence or previous study – you are liable for the payment of fees and will be invoiced in full by the college. SAAS pays the tuition fee direct to the College for all eligible students. Where a student withdraws or drops out before 1st December, the student will not be invoiced for any fees.

See Funding Fees and Criteria

Rest of the UK (RUK) fees

Rest of the UK (RUK) fees

If your main residence is in England, Wales or Ireland your fee status for tuition fees will be RUK.  The amount of this fee is in line with our International rates and not the home rate.  If you have any queries regarding this please contact sales.ledger@wcs.ac.uk for more information.

See Funding Fees and Criteria

Self Financing Payment Options

Self-financing – Payment of all Tuition Fees

Fees for all courses are charged in line with College fee policy. All Further Education (FE) / Higher Education (HE) self-financing students will be requested to provide proof of Scottish residency for 1 year to be eligible for home rate fees (see Tuition Fee Policy for rates).All course fees under the value of £200 must be paid in full before the start date of the course.

The following options are available if you wish to make a payment:

  • Pay in full: Please click to Pay now on the payment page of your enrolment
  • Pay by instalment: A payment plan can be set up to spread the fees over the period of your course. Please contact course.fees@wcs.ac.uk to discuss
  • Pay later: If you wish to pay later you may complete your enrolment and log off. You can log in to your OLS account later or access it from My Day to process your payments at a later time. Alternatively, please contact course.fees@wcs.ac.uk to discuss payment options

This scheme is not available to International students whose fees need to be paid in advance of course commencement.

See Funding Fees and Criteria

Refunds

Refunds

The refund of course fees are granted where, either,

a) The college cancels the course , or,

b) if the student withdraws from a course in line with the withdrawals general practice.

Refunds will be paid by BACS.

For more information see the Refund Schedule

In exceptional circumstances, the Head of Sector will have discretion to award a full refund, e.g. sickness.

Individual Training Accounts (ITAs)

Individual Training Accounts (previously called Individual Learning Accounts)

A student can get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA). Eligibility rules apply.

A student can only apply for one course per ITA learner year. You can apply for ITA funded courses on My World of Work https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita. Applications received from My World of Work can exist on the system for 4 weeks, after which time they expire and leave the system.

An ITA is not a loan and the student does not have to pay it back.

For more information or submission of proof of documents please email ITA@wcs.ac.uk

See Funding Fees and Criteria

Part Time Fee Grant

Part Time Fee Grant

PTG Application Forms can be downloaded from HERE

Part Time Fee Grants may be available for students earning up to £25,000, who are undertaking a part time HNC or HND course. Applications must be submitted to SAAS within three months of the course start date. Students who are not in possession of their SAAS award letter at the start of their course will be eligible for full payment of fees, therefore full payment or arrangements for full payment must be made as soon as possible (please refer to Payment scheme for further information). Refunds or revised arrangements will be made upon presentation of SAAS award letter.

See Funding Fees and Criteria

Employer/Sponsor Paying

Employer/Sponsor Paying

If you employer/Sponsor is paying, please submit a letter from you Organisation on Company Headed Paper stating your name and course and signed by an appropriate authorised member or staff and in turn we will invoice direct to your organisation.

If we don’t receive the confirmation letter from your employer, you will be liable to pay your own fees.

Please forward your employer letter to sales.ledger@wcs.ac.uk

See Funding Fees and Criteria