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Finance & Fees

At Leeds College of Building we believe that higher education should be affordable and our pricing structure reflects this, which is why our fees our substantially less than most universities.

Feedback from students, including the last QAA report, indicates that the quality of teaching available at the College is of a very high standard and our courses continue to increase in popularity.

Higher education students are required to pay for full course fees including exams. Certain exemptions from paying course fees may be applicable. Students may be able to arrange to pay in instalments. For the latest information on fees please speak to our Finance department on 0113 222 6094.

HNC & HND Diploma Students

Tuition Fee Loans

Full-time and part-time HNC/HND students can access a Tuition Fee Loan, this will cover the fees you are charged each year of your course.

Maintenance Loans for Living Costs

Full-time students can also apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs, the exact amount you can borrow depends on:

  • your family income
  • where you live
  • what year of study are you in
  • what help you get with the maintenance grant

For more information on Student Loans, please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview or www.slc.co.uk

How Loan Repayments Work

You do not need to repay your loan until you have finished studying and started working, and you do not start to pay back your loan until the April after you graduate.

You will begin to pay back your loan once you are earning over the theshold of £21,000 per year.

For example, if your course finishes in June  2018 and you get a job paying £25,000 in September 2018, you start repayments in April 2019.

If your income falls below £21,000 a year, your repayments stop.

For more information on Student Loans, please visit www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview or www.slc.co.uk

You can also call 0300 100 0607.

Advanced Learner Loans

Anyone aged 19 or over and living in the UK* will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for a qualification between level 3 and level 6 (excluding HNC/HND Diplomas and Higher Apprenticeships).

It's easy to apply and the loans are not means tested or subject to credit checks. What's more, the loan goes straight to the College to pay for your fees and you don't pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 per year.

To apply for an Advanced Learner Loan you will need to check with the College that the course qualifies and the College will need to provide you with a Learning and Funding Information letter. For the full application procedure and to apply go to: www.gov.uk/advancedlearnerloan

Advanced Learning Loan Bursary

If you are in receipt of an Advanced Learner Loan and your household income is less then £20,000, you may be entitled to support for basic college expenses such as travel.

To find out more, contact our Finance department on:

Tel: 0113 222 6094

Email: finance@lcb.ac.uk

*For full eligibility criteria and the all latest information, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), go to www.slc.co.uk