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Support and Fees

Foundation Degrees

Course Fees

The cost of studying a Foundation Degree or BA Hons at Cardinal Newman is £5,995. Student loans and grants are available to partially or completely cover the cost of these fees which you can apply for in order to support the cost of your studies.

Tuition Fee Loan

The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to the University or College you are studying with and covers the cost of the course fees. For the Foundation Degree courses at Cardinal Newman College, if eligible, you can apply for a loan for your tuition fee amount. A full-time student living away from home (but not in London) can receive up to £8430. If you are a full-time student living in London, you can receive up to £11,002.

Maintenance Loan

If you are applying for a maintenance loan, you may need to give information on your household income in order to be assessed for your entitlement. The loan is paid directly into your account at the start of the term and is repayable.

Loan Repayments

Loan repayments will not begin until the April after you finish your course and not until you are earning over £21,000. These loan repayments will be taken directly from your salary, like tax or national insurance. For further information regarding loan repayments, please visit this website.

Dependant’s Grants

There is also help available from Student Finance England if you have children or an adult who you depend on financially. Please see the Student Finance England website for further information.

Our Core Commitment

Cardinal Newman College values individuals, responds to learning needs and seeks the highest quality in all it does. We aim to raise achievement and provide a safe, supportive environment where individuals can grow in confidence and fulfil their potential. Each learner is an exception, an individual with his or her needs and aspirations.  Within this context we will provide academic and welfare support which aids and encourages all students to fulfil their academic potential and which best meets each student’s individual circumstances, allowing them to benefit from study at HE level.

Disability and Related Support: Specific Objectives

To provide all learners with effective information, advice, guidance and support, to safeguard welfare, to promote personal development and to help achieve their goals within and beyond college:

– Academic guidance to enable students to make well-informed choices
– Access to a personal tutor for initial general advice
– Access to a range of specialist advisors as needed
– Support for personal and professional development
– Financial advice as needed

If you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, you can apply for:

– Disabled Students’ Allowance
– Extra help if you are experiencing financial hardship

Disability Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are paid on top of your other student finance. The allowance will help you pay the extra costs you may incur because of your disability. These DO NOT have to be repaid. The amount you receive depends on your individual needs – not your household income.

For more information, please visit this website.

For more information regarding course fees and loans, please click here or contact the Careers team at the College on careers@cardinalnewman.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

To enable all students at Cardinal Newman to achieve their learning goals, we have a dedicated Additional Learning Support (ALS) team. The ALS team, based in St Bede’s building, offers a wide range of support to students if they have an impairment or additional needs which meets the definition of a disability, as defined in the Equality Act 2010.

Where any additional needs are identified, the ALS team will work alongside students to determine any reasonable adjustments that may be required to support with learning. The nature of this may differ from the support you that students have received in the past, as in Higher Education, there is the expectation of progression towards independence, which differs significantly from Further Education.

These adjustments will always be determined on an individual basis and will depend upon the course/professional body requirements, in line with the College requirements. In some circumstances, where support from the ALS department will not be appropriate (e.g. where a specific learning disability is not deemed to have a substantial adverse effect on the student’s ability to carry out normal day to day activities and therefore not considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010), we will refer the student to relevant services within the college for further assistance.

The ALS team can support with the following;

  • Offer a quiet working area
  • Proof reading
  • Essay planning
  • Organisation – files – workload
  • CV/personal statements assistance
  • Access to technology
  • Guidance on exam techniques
  • Guidance on planning revision/eam timetables
  • 1:1 study support
  • Deadlines and specialist learning support team

If you feel that you require any further support, including financial support to assist you with your learning then you may be entitled to DSA, if you follow the link below it will take you direct to the website; https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas

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