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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 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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