College Fees & Payment Options

Tuition Fees 2019-20

Please find below information regarding tuition fees for 2019/20

Funding Fees and Criteria

Tuition Fees 2019-20

Funding Criteria for Fees

Self Financing Payment Options

For futher information please refer to the Tuition Fee Policy Below

Tuition Fees Policy (2019-20)

Fee Waiver 2019-20

Fee Waiver 2019-20

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 or entitlement before the start of their course (your proof should show that you are in receipt of your benefit at the start date of your course, if you do not have an up to date benefit letter then a current bank statement must also be submitted).  Please complete the fee waiver entitlement on the enrolment form and take the appropriate evidence of benefit/entitlement to your campus Finance department. Alternatively, you could email your documents to feewaiver@wcs.ac.uk

Fee Waiver Policy 2019-20

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:
Finance
  • SAAS:
  • Part-time Grant:
  • ITA:
Student Advisory
  • Student Funding
Student Funding
  • Payment can be made at any campus finance office by credit card, cash or cheque.
  • 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

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

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 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

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.

Courses fees over £200 may be paid in monthly instalments on completion of a payment plan by way of standing order at the time of course booking. A standing order mandate should be requested from Finance for completion of bank details and to be signed. This scheme is not available to International students who 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,

The college cancels the course , or,

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)

If you are eligible for ITA funding, you are entitled to funding of up to £200 per year towards training. Under the current ITA scheme you can submit only one application in any learner year, and that any courses undertaken will be in direct support of your career progression.

Please submit proof of ID and income direct to us at ITA@wcs.ac.uk.

For further information see SDS – My World of Work https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

See Funding Fees and Criteria

Part Time Fee Grant

Part Time Fee Grant

Part Time Fee Grants may be available for students earning up to £25,000 who are undertaking a part time HNC or HND course. Please visit the undergraduate section of the SAAS (Student Award Agency for Scotland) website 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.

Students who are not in possession of their SAAS award letter at the start of their course will be liable for full fees. Refunds or revised arrangements will be made upon presentation of SAAS award letter.

Students must submit their application to SAAS no later than six calendar months after the course starts.

PTFG Application Forms can be downloaded from here.

See Funding Fees and Criteria

Employer/Sponsor Paying

Employer/Sponsor Paying

If your employer/Sponsor is paying your fees please submit a letter from your Organisation on company headed paper.  The letter must state your name, course details and be signed by an appropriate authorised member of staff.   An invoice will then be sent direct to your employer/sponsor.

Please note employer/sponsor letters must be submitted within 2 weeks of enrolment otherwise the student will be invoiced directly.

See Funding Fees and Criteria