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Money Matters

Further Education Course Fees

All ages for September 2016 entry are based on how old you are on 31 August 2016, and/or at the start of your course. Please note you will not be able to enrol if you will be under the age of 16 on 31st August. Applications from people under this age are still welcome, but will be deferred to the following year. There is a Fees Flowchart which you can view/download at the bottom of the page which gives a visual depiction of our fees structure.


16 to 18 year olds
> FREE Tuition
> FREE Enrolment
> Voluntary £95 Enrichment Contribution

If you are aged 16 to 18 on 31st August 2016, you will not have to pay any compulsory fees.

There is voluntary Enrichment Contribution of £95 which can be paid before starting the course, which contributes towards enrichment activities provided by Access to Music.


Adults aged 19+
Enrolment is based on payment of fees. Acceptance of an offer is not a guarantee of your place on the course.

If you are applying for Level 2 you will pay: £3000

If you are applying for Level 3 you will pay: £4000 per year

If you are applying for Level 4 you will pay: £4425

ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS
Anyone aged 19+ can now apply for an
Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of courses at Level 3 and Level 4. These loans have:

  • no upfront costs for the learner
  • repayments start the April after finishing the course;
  • repayments don't start until you start earning over £21k per year;
  • loans not repaid within 30 years are written off.

More information on Advanced Learner Loans can be found in Financial Support below. Also check out this demo of how to apply online.
 

ASSISTED PLACES
If you are aged 19-23 and are studying for a first full Level 2 qualification, then the course is FREE based on availability - you may wish to pay the voluntary Enrichment Contribution. To be eligible you cannot have already have full a Level 2 qualification, such as five GCSEs grades A*-C, Level 2 BTEC.

If you are aged 19-23 and are studying for a first full Level 3 qualification, then the Level 3 Creative Media course is FREE - you may wish to pay the voluntary Enrichment Contribution. To be eligible you cannot have already have full a Level 3 qualification, such as two A Levels or Level 3 BTEC.
 


Undergraduate Course Fees

Please note that we are only registered with Student Finance England. Applicants who live outside of England should contact Student Finance England directly to check their eligibility.

Access to Music and its Partner Universities charge tuition fees to all students for each year of study. The UK Government regulates fees for all UK and EU undergraduate students.

Fees for our undergraduate degree programmes for 2016/17 are as follows:

BMus Popular Music – BCU
> £6,000 per year x 2 years for UK/EU/EEA Students = just £12,000 in total
> £9,900 per year x 2 years for international Student
s


BA (Hons) Music Business – BCU
> £6,000 per year x 2 years for UK/EU/EEA Students
= just £12,000 in total
> £9,900 per year x 2 years for international Students

Artist Development – RSL   
Fees for this are as for Further Education Courses above in respect to a Level 4 course.


Access to Music Financial Support

Bursary Funds

These funds are means-tested and intended to assist learners with some of the costs associated with studying at college (eg travel and meals). All applications are considered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and support funds are limited, so early application is essential. Please note the bursary cannot be used to pay course fees.

All awards are subject to your attendance, conduct, and progress. If your average attendance falls below 85%, you will not receive an award for the next term. If you stop attending altogether and withdraw from your course, support will cease immediately.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW

1. 16-18  Bursary
Travel Costs – You can be awarded up to £1200 for the year if you use public transport and you, your parents, or your guardians receive one of the following;

  • Job Seekers Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit

You can also apply if your annual household income is £25,521, or £28,584 if you live in London.

2. 19+ Bursary
Financial support is available if you are aged 19 + and you, your parents, or your guardians receive one of the following;

  • Job Seekers Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit

You can also apply if your annual household income is £25,521, or £28,584 if you live in London.

You can apply for the following with the 19+ Bursary:

  • Travel Costs – You can be awarded up to £1200 for the year if you use public transport.
  • Residential Access Fund – You can be awarded up to £3,458 per year (4,079 in London) if you need to study away from home.
  • Childcare Costs – You can be awarded up to £160 per week (£175 in London) if you use an Ofsted registered childcare provider while you attend your course.


Residential Access Fund - you can be awarded up to £3,458 per year (£4,079 in London), if a similar course is not available locally and you:

  • are aged 19 or over and enrolled on a full-time course
  • have confirmed your term time accommodation and signed a tenancy agreement
  • are not in receipt of Housing Benefit for your term time accommodation


Childcare Costs - you can be awarded up to £160 per week (£175 in London) if you:

  • are aged 20 or over and enrolled on a full-time course
  • use an Ofsted registered childcare provider while you attend your course


For more information please download our Frequently Asked Questions guide below.

Need to talk to someone?
Please call the Access to Music Enrolment team on 0161 247 4935.



Other Financial Support



Advanced Learner Loans for adults (19+) for courses starting September 2016

If you’re 19 or over, you can apply for a loan to help cover the cost of courses at level 3 or above that start on or after 1 August 2016. Repayments don't start until 2018 and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year. To get a loan you must be:

  • 19 or older on the first day of your course (there’s no upper age limit).
  • living in the UK on the first day of your course, and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for 3 years immediately before this.
  • starting your course on or after 1 August 2016.
  • taking an eligible course at level 3 or above.

Getting a loan doesn’t depend on your household income and there’s no credit check. How much you will get will depend on course fees and how much you want to pay. The minimum loan amount is £300. The money will be paid directly to Access to Music once we’ve confirmed you’ve attended the course for 2 weeks.

You can only get one loan at a time and you can’t apply for another loan to repeat the same level of a course.

You’ll be able to apply for a loan online or by post from April 2016 for our September start courses. Access to Music will advise you further when you get your offer letter. It can take up to 5 days to process an application (or 2 to 4 weeks if you apply by post). You will need a
National Insurance number before any money can be paid, but you can still apply for a loan before you’ve got a National Insurance number.

Repayments only begin when you earn more than £21,000. Each month you pay back 9% of any income over £21,000. For example, if you earn £25,000 a year your monthly repayments would be £30. If you’re an employee your employer will work out your repayments and take them out of your salary with your tax.

If you leave or change your course after 2 weeks you’ll have to pay back any money that’s been paid.

There is more information in the downloads below and from the following link:

> more information

Also check out this demo of how to apply online.


Childcare for 16-19 year olds – ‘Care to Learn’

If you’re under 20 and have one or more children, Care to Learn can help with cost of your childcare while you are learning. You will need to apply online through the new Student Bursary Support Service.

For further information and eligibility criteria either:

  • Phone: 0800 121 89 89
  • Or visit here.



Accommodation Support for 16-18 year olds - ‘Residential Support Scheme’

You may be able to apply for the Residential Support Scheme if you need to study away from home because your course is not available locally or within reasonable daily travelling distance. This must be

  • Your first Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and either:
  • More than 15 miles from your home, or;
  • More than a 2 hour return journey


What you will get will depend on your household income and your accommodation costs and the maximum amount will be up to £3,458 each year (£4,079 if living in London).

Please note: this award is a contribution towards your rent and may not cover the full amount.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW

For further information and eligibility criteria either:

  • Phone: 0800 121 8989
  • Or visit here



Professional and Career Development Loan

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 9127. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.




Need to talk to someone?
Please call the Access to Music Enrolment team on 0161 247 4935.


 

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Money Matters

Further Education Course Fees

All ages for September 2016 entry are based on how old you are on 31 August 2016, and/or at the start of your course. Please note you will not be able to enrol if you will be under the age of 16 on 31st August. Applications from people under this age are still welcome, but will be deferred to the following year. There is a Fees Flowchart which you can view/download at the bottom of the page which gives a visual depiction of our fees structure.


16 to 18 year olds
> FREE Tuition
> FREE Enrolment
> Voluntary £95 Enrichment Contribution

If you are aged 16 to 18 on 31st August 2016, you will not have to pay any compulsory fees.

There is voluntary Enrichment Contribution of £95 which can be paid before starting the course, which contributes towards enrichment activities provided by Access to Music.


Adults aged 19+
Enrolment is based on payment of fees. Acceptance of an offer is not a guarantee of your place on the course.

If you are applying for Level 2 you will pay: £3000

If you are applying for Level 3 you will pay: £4000 per year

If you are applying for Level 4 you will pay: £4425

ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS
Anyone aged 19+ can now apply for an
Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of courses at Level 3 and Level 4. These loans have:

  • no upfront costs for the learner
  • repayments start the April after finishing the course;
  • repayments don't start until you start earning over £21k per year;
  • loans not repaid within 30 years are written off.

More information on Advanced Learner Loans can be found in Financial Support below. Also check out this demo of how to apply online.
 

ASSISTED PLACES
If you are aged 19-23 and are studying for a first full Level 2 qualification, then the course is FREE based on availability - you may wish to pay the voluntary Enrichment Contribution. To be eligible you cannot have already have full a Level 2 qualification, such as five GCSEs grades A*-C, Level 2 BTEC.

If you are aged 19-23 and are studying for a first full Level 3 qualification, then the Level 3 Creative Media course is FREE - you may wish to pay the voluntary Enrichment Contribution. To be eligible you cannot have already have full a Level 3 qualification, such as two A Levels or Level 3 BTEC.
 


Undergraduate Course Fees

Please note that we are only registered with Student Finance England. Applicants who live outside of England should contact Student Finance England directly to check their eligibility.

Access to Music and its Partner Universities charge tuition fees to all students for each year of study. The UK Government regulates fees for all UK and EU undergraduate students.

Fees for our undergraduate degree programmes for 2016/17 are as follows:

BMus Popular Music – BCU
> £6,000 per year x 2 years for UK/EU/EEA Students = just £12,000 in total
> £9,900 per year x 2 years for international Student
s


BA (Hons) Music Business – BCU
> £6,000 per year x 2 years for UK/EU/EEA Students
= just £12,000 in total
> £9,900 per year x 2 years for international Students

Artist Development – RSL   
Fees for this are as for Further Education Courses above in respect to a Level 4 course.


Access to Music Financial Support

Bursary Funds

These funds are means-tested and intended to assist learners with some of the costs associated with studying at college (eg travel and meals). All applications are considered on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and support funds are limited, so early application is essential. Please note the bursary cannot be used to pay course fees.

All awards are subject to your attendance, conduct, and progress. If your average attendance falls below 85%, you will not receive an award for the next term. If you stop attending altogether and withdraw from your course, support will cease immediately.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW

1. 16-18  Bursary
Travel Costs – You can be awarded up to £1200 for the year if you use public transport and you, your parents, or your guardians receive one of the following;

  • Job Seekers Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit

You can also apply if your annual household income is £25,521, or £28,584 if you live in London.

2. 19+ Bursary
Financial support is available if you are aged 19 + and you, your parents, or your guardians receive one of the following;

  • Job Seekers Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Universal Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit

You can also apply if your annual household income is £25,521, or £28,584 if you live in London.

You can apply for the following with the 19+ Bursary:

  • Travel Costs – You can be awarded up to £1200 for the year if you use public transport.
  • Residential Access Fund – You can be awarded up to £3,458 per year (4,079 in London) if you need to study away from home.
  • Childcare Costs – You can be awarded up to £160 per week (£175 in London) if you use an Ofsted registered childcare provider while you attend your course.


Residential Access Fund - you can be awarded up to £3,458 per year (£4,079 in London), if a similar course is not available locally and you:

  • are aged 19 or over and enrolled on a full-time course
  • have confirmed your term time accommodation and signed a tenancy agreement
  • are not in receipt of Housing Benefit for your term time accommodation


Childcare Costs - you can be awarded up to £160 per week (£175 in London) if you:

  • are aged 20 or over and enrolled on a full-time course
  • use an Ofsted registered childcare provider while you attend your course


For more information please download our Frequently Asked Questions guide below.

Need to talk to someone?
Please call the Access to Music Enrolment team on 0161 247 4935.



Other Financial Support



Advanced Learner Loans for adults (19+) for courses starting September 2016

If you’re 19 or over, you can apply for a loan to help cover the cost of courses at level 3 or above that start on or after 1 August 2016. Repayments don't start until 2018 and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year. To get a loan you must be:

  • 19 or older on the first day of your course (there’s no upper age limit).
  • living in the UK on the first day of your course, and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for 3 years immediately before this.
  • starting your course on or after 1 August 2016.
  • taking an eligible course at level 3 or above.

Getting a loan doesn’t depend on your household income and there’s no credit check. How much you will get will depend on course fees and how much you want to pay. The minimum loan amount is £300. The money will be paid directly to Access to Music once we’ve confirmed you’ve attended the course for 2 weeks.

You can only get one loan at a time and you can’t apply for another loan to repeat the same level of a course.

You’ll be able to apply for a loan online or by post from April 2016 for our September start courses. Access to Music will advise you further when you get your offer letter. It can take up to 5 days to process an application (or 2 to 4 weeks if you apply by post). You will need a
National Insurance number before any money can be paid, but you can still apply for a loan before you’ve got a National Insurance number.

Repayments only begin when you earn more than £21,000. Each month you pay back 9% of any income over £21,000. For example, if you earn £25,000 a year your monthly repayments would be £30. If you’re an employee your employer will work out your repayments and take them out of your salary with your tax.

If you leave or change your course after 2 weeks you’ll have to pay back any money that’s been paid.

There is more information in the downloads below and from the following link:

> more information

Also check out this demo of how to apply online.


Childcare for 16-19 year olds – ‘Care to Learn’

If you’re under 20 and have one or more children, Care to Learn can help with cost of your childcare while you are learning. You will need to apply online through the new Student Bursary Support Service.

For further information and eligibility criteria either:

  • Phone: 0800 121 89 89
  • Or visit here.



Accommodation Support for 16-18 year olds - ‘Residential Support Scheme’

You may be able to apply for the Residential Support Scheme if you need to study away from home because your course is not available locally or within reasonable daily travelling distance. This must be

  • Your first Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and either:
  • More than 15 miles from your home, or;
  • More than a 2 hour return journey


What you will get will depend on your household income and your accommodation costs and the maximum amount will be up to £3,458 each year (£4,079 if living in London).

Please note: this award is a contribution towards your rent and may not cover the full amount.

APPLICATION FORMS CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW

For further information and eligibility criteria either:

  • Phone: 0800 121 8989
  • Or visit here



Professional and Career Development Loan

We are a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider, registration number 9127. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.




Need to talk to someone?
Please call the Access to Music Enrolment team on 0161 247 4935.