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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
To enable all students at Cardinal Newman to achieve their learning goals, we have a dedicated Additional Learning Support (ALS) team. The ALS team offers a range of support to students if they have an impairment which meets the definition of a disability, as defined in the Equality Act 2010.
Where a disability is established, the ALS team will work alongside you to determine any reasonable adjustments that may be required to support you with your studies. The nature of this may differ from the support you that you 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 a case-by-case 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 your specific learning disability is not deemed to have a substantial adverse effect on your ability to carry out normal day to day activities and therefore not considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010), we will refer you to relevant services within the college for further assistance.