As a full-time or part-time student you will have no up-front fees to pay. You can also apply for a loan to cover your tuition fees.

Most full-time and part-time students applying for a university course for September 2022 will not have to pay their tuition fees in advance. If you are eligible your fees are automatically paid by the Student Loans Company and then transferred onto a student loan account in your name.

Additional financial support may be available for some full-time courses, subject to specific conditions.

Student Finance England have produced a step-by-step guide to help you through your student finance journey. Please click here for details.



£500 bursary for Bury College students

Students who progress directly from a Level 3 full-time course at Bury College onto a course at the University Centre will benefit from a £500 bursary, paid each academic year of your course.  

In order for you to receive the £500 bursary you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have commenced an undergraduate course of study in September 2022 or later at Bury College University Centre and be paying full-time tuition fees. Fees must be paid via tuition fee loan or you must be self-funded
  • The bursary will be paid to you on your first higher education course and not on subsequent courses
  • You must have successfully completed a Level 3 qualification (e.g. A-levels, Advanced Diploma, or Advanced Apprenticeship) at Bury College in the academic year 2021/22
  • Payments will be made in two instalments (50% in October and 50% in April) of each consecutive academic year of undergraduate study, subject to achieving at least 90% attendance and satisfactory academic progress
  • Payments will be terminated if you withdraw, are suspended, transfer to another institution or fail your programme of study


Paying back your fees

You will be asked to pay back 9% of your income over the threshold of £27,295 a year. The Student Loans Company offers affordable repayment plans. For example, if you finish your course and are earning £2,400 per month, then your income each month is £126 over the threshold. In this case, you would pay back £11 each month.

Additional information about financial support can be found by contacting our Advice and Guidance centre on:

0161 280 8280


or Student Finance England on:

0300 100 0607 or by visiting:


Your Income per Year

£21,000 and under

Monthly Repayments

no repayments

Additional information about financial support can be found by contacting our Advice and Guidance centre on: 0161 280 8280

Email: or Student Finance England on: 0300 100 0607 or by visiting: