Fees & Finance Information
||£1,024 - £4,500 (depends on the course please contact
Fees for all students topping up from a HND or Foundation Degree
to either a BA (Hons) or BSc (Hons) will be £3,171
University Centre Doncaster,
0800 358 74 74
Our Undergraduate fees for 2013/14 are listed to the side.
In line with government policy for higher education funding,
these fee apply only to those learners who do not already have a
qualification at a higher or equivalent level to the course in
question. For example, if you already hold a degree and are
applying to study another degree programme, you may be liable for
higher fees. Please call one of our advisors on 0800 358 74 74 for
Student Finance England Deadlines
- New Customers: 31st May 2013
- Returning Customers: 28th June 2013
Returning students who received non-means tested support in
2012/13 may not need to reapply if they want the same type of
support in 2013/14. The students affected will be contacted by the
end of February.
Financial Support available for most students
Financial Support is available to most students in some form,
The Undergraduate HE Bursary is only available for returning
students from academic year 2011/12.
Returning students can apply for the same award that they have
previously received in other academic years.
Forms will be available online from August 2013 for academic
year 2013/14. The closing date for applications is Friday 20th
Access to Learning Fund (ALF)
The Access to Learning Fund (ALF) is made available to the
College by the Government to enable the provision of discretionary
financial assistance for eligible students to help them access and
remain in higher education when they are experiencing genuine
financial hardship. As well as providing help to students who need
financial assistance to meet extra costs that cannot be met from
other sources of support, the Fund can help to alleviate unexpected
severe financial hardship. Students who may be considering leaving
higher education because of financial difficulties are particularly
encouraged to apply.
For more information about the Access to
Learning Fund, click here.
The University Centre Doncaster is participating in the new
Government National Scholarship Scheme and has 42 scholarships for
full-time undergraduates entering Higher Education in the 2013/14
The National Scholarship Programme is in place to help students
from low income families who are entering Higher Education in
2013/14 and is jointly funded by the Government and The University
If you are a full-time student, our National Scholarship
Programme awards a £3,000 discount against your tuition fees
(please note that if you are awarded a Scholarship, this
support is for the 2013/14 academic year only).
To be considered for a National Scholarship, students must meet
the following eligibility criteria:
- Have an assessed household residual income of £25,000 or less
(please note that meeting this essential eligibility criteria does
not guarantee entitlement to a Scholarship)
- Be enrolling onto the first year of their first full-time
undergraduate programme of study at Doncaster College in the
academic year 2013-14
- Be ordinarily resident in England and classed as a ‘home’
student for funding purposes
- The following groups, irrespective of income, will not be
eligible for a National Scholarship:
- Learners who are ordinarily resident in Scotland, Wales or
- Those who are NHS funded
- Those funded by the Training & Development Agency for
- Those students directly continuing from one programme to
another (i.e. from a Foundation Degree or HND onto the final year
of a Degree programme)
- Those learners who transfer in from another institution
- Those learners studying a postgraduate programme
- Those learners whose fees are paid or partially paid through a
What happens next?
All full-time students who meet the necessary criteria and who
applied to Student Finance England for state maintenance support do
not need to complete an application; The University Centre
Doncaster will be notified by Student Finance England of your
household income (for this information to be provided you must have
given your consent for Student Finance England to share your
information with a third party).
In the first instance, all students/applications will be
assessed on their household income – if we still have more than 42
students after applying the household income criteria, then we will
apply a second criteria based on the highest number of UCAS
points/qualification on entry.
Please note that meeting the eligibility criteria does
not guarantee a Scholarship and that those students who are awarded
a Scholarship will be notified in writing by December
For further information on applying for loans and
grants please contact your local LEA or visit the Aim
Higher website on www.direct.gov.uk.
For further information/application forms for the Access
to Learning Fund or College Bursaries please contact the
Financial Support Team on (01302) 553760 or by
calling into the office based at The Hub in room N.5.616.
Alternatively, the team are also at High Melton in room RA11 every
Wednesday, 9:30am to 4:00pm.
If you have any queries regarding the National
Scholarship Programme please contact The Financial Support Team on
01302 553760/553712 to discuss.
Doncaster College Fees Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide a framework within
which Doncaster College’s fee setting and fee refund processes will
be devised and operated. For details, please see the full Fees Policy here for
information on paying for your course in instalments please see our