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 2019 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

For those Bury College students who enrol onto a Bury College University Centre course directly from a Level 3 full-time Bury Course can benefit from a £500 bursary which will be 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 2020 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 2019/20.
  • 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


As a full-time student you will only be asked to pay back your fees (plus interest) once you graduate and start earning over £21,000 a year. Part-time students who earn over £21,000 a year will start paying back their loans (plus interest) after four years even if their course hasn't finished.

You will be asked to pay back 9% of your income over the threshold of £21,000 a year. The Student Loans Company offers affordable repayment plans. For example, if you finish your course and are earning £25,000 you will pay 9% of £4,000 which is £360. This means you pay back £30 per month.

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



or Student Finance England on:

0300 100 0607 or by visiting: