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									Leeds Trinity Top-up fee information and financial support for
students

This information is for students on a foundation degree at Leeds Trinity
who will be progressing to a BA / BSc in 2012/13 at Leeds Trinity in
order to ‘top-up’ their degree.

For information on courses at Leeds Trinity please contact the admissions
department.

Tuition Fees

Part-time top-up
Students progressing straight from a foundation degree at Leeds Trinity (so
graduating in 2012) and starting a part-time top-up in 2012 will be eligible for a
progress bursary which means the tuition fee for the part-time top up in
2012/13 will be reduced to £1,000. This figure will rise slightly in 2013/14

Full-time top-up
Students progressing straight from a foundation degree at Leeds Trinity (so
graduating in 2012) and studying a 1 year full-time top-up starting in 2012 will
be eligible for a progress bursary which means the tuition fee for the 1 year
full-time top up in 2012/13 will be reduced to £1,732

You do not need to ‘apply for’ the Progress Bursary. It will be applied
automatically to your tuition fees.


Financial support for fees and course costs

Funding schemes
Foundation degrees are classed as full-time degrees. Therefore, students on
most of the foundation degrees are entitled to apply for full-time funding1. Full-
time funding includes a non means-tested tuition fee loan to cover the cost of
the tuition fees. It also includes a package of support towards living costs.
This package includes a maintenance grant (means-tested) and a
maintenance loan (mainly non means-tested) and other supplementary grants
(such as a Childcare Grant towards the cost of Childcare). If you choose to
study your BA / BSc top-up degree full-time then you would still be eligible to
apply for this package of funding (as a continuing full-time student eligible to
apply for the same package of full-time support as you received on your
foundation degree).



1
    Some foundation degree courses are not eligible for government funding
Due to working full-time most students choose to study their top-up degree
part-time. This means the full-time student funding package (as described
above) is not available for part-time study. Instead, students are entitled to
apply for part-time support.

Part-time support
Students can apply for a non-means tested tuition fee loan to cover the cost of
their fees

There is no funding available towards living costs (or childcare costs) if you
are studying part-time.

Applying for financial support
More information will be provided on how to apply correctly (e.g. as a
continuing full-time students or as a new part-time student) when the
application cycle for student funding opens. Full-time students can usually
apply from January and part-time students can usually apply from June

Council Tax
Full-time students are exempt from paying council tax.
Part-time students are not exempt from paying council tax. Most students
progressing from a foundation degree to a top-up degree study their degree
part-time and are therefore liable to pay council tax.

Further Information and useful contacts

Information on funding packages available from the government

www.leedstrinity.ac.uk/studentfinance

www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance

Contacts at Leeds Trinity

Emma Crompton,                For financial advice          0113 2837173 /
Student Adviser               and funding                   studentfinance@leedstrinity.ac.uk
                              information                   / AG-09A
Julie Walker/                 For advice and                0113 2837311 / 113
Keeley Reed,                  information on                J.Walker@leedstrinity.ac.uk /
Finance                       payment of fees               K.Reed@leedstrinity.ac.uk /
Department                                                  AM4
Diane Wright,                 For advice on                 0113 2837123 /
Admissions                    courses at Leeds              admissions@leedstrinity.ac.uk /
department                    Trinity                       AM36

Please note, all information was valid at time of print – November 2011. All information in this fact sheet
is based on study in ENGLAND, on students classed as UK home students, who are starting their BA /
                    st
BSc course after 1 Sept 2012, and have had no previous HE study other than the foundation degree. If
you are domiciled in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland your funding may differ slightly from the above.

								
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