There is financial support available to make studying at Leeds College of Art an affordable and a valuable investment in your future.
There will be no upfront costs of the new fees. Tuition fee loans and loans for living costs are available for all students. In some cases students may be eligible for grants, depending on family income. Other support is available as follows:
The National Scholarship Programme is a national scheme for students.
Eligibility for Scholarships
The College will award these scholarships to ensure that the students in greatest need receive this targeted support.
- Ordinarily resident in England or the EU
- Liable to pay the new proposed fee £9,000
- A new full time undergraduate student starting for the first time in 2014
- Are in receipt of the full non repayable maintenance grant
And at least one or more of the following criteria will be used by the College to assess entitlement:
- Household income
- Students with dependents
- Students who were looked-after children/care leavers
- Students with a diagnosed and statement supported disability who have applied for the Disabled Students Allowance
Please note: Meeting this criteria will not automatically mean an entitlement to a scholarship.
What is the award worth?
The National Scholarship Programme will provide benefit to certain eligible students. 126 scholarships are available to new entrants in 2014. These students will receive a fee waiver of £3,000 in their first year which means the first year tuition fees will be reduced to £6,000.
There is no need to apply for this Scholarship, the College will assess your eligibility through the information you supply to the Student Loan Company.
The reduction in fees will not take place until after the Easter Break, upon which those students identified as eligible will receive a letter confirming the reduction.
This award is a one year benefit and will not be repeated in subsequent years.
Fee Waiver Bursary
If you don’t qualify for a National Scholarship, you could still be eligible for a College Fee Waiver, if you are in receipt of a non-repayable maintenance grant.
A fee waiver of £500 each year will be offered to all new entrants in September 2014 who are in receipt of the full non repayable maintenance grant. The actual fee for these students will therefore be £8,500 (this fee will be subject to annual inflationary increases as set out by the Government).
2014-2015 entrants who have been awarded a fee waiver of £3,000 for the first year under the National Scholarship Programme (including the Colleges matched Scholarship) will not be eligible for additional fee waivers in their first year under this criterion. However, these students will be eligible for the fee waiver of £500 in their second and third years respectively.
In 2014 the College will provide a cash bursary for new entrants who are in receipt of the full non repayable maintenance grant. This cash bursary will be £500 in the first and second year and £1,000 in the third year.
Internally Progressing Students
From September 2014 a one-off cash scholarship of £550 payable (only in the first year) is available to students who progress from one of the College’s further education courses to one of the College’s undergraduate courses.
For more details on how to apply for financial support please speak to our Student Advice team in College or call 0113 202 8111