- Making it possible for you to study
- Fee Refunds
- Money Matters for 16-18s
- Advice for unemployed people (18+)
- Aged 24 or over and thinking about a course at Lambeth College?
Talk to our Course Advice Service team members on 020 7501 5000 for more information about student finance, loans and bursaries for 2013/2014.
Money may be available to some home students to help with the cost of childcare. We can advise on charities and other organisations that may give you financial help. If your fees are being paid for by your employer or other organisation you will need to provide a letter from them stating that they will pay. The College will then invoice them. If you are self-employed you will need to provide evidence from HMRC to verify your status.
The College will refund fees for the following reasons:
- Your course has been cancelled
- We have changed dates and times and you are no longer able to attend
- There has been a mistake in the actual fee charge
- You are an international student and have had your visa application refused*
- Illness prevents your attendance but this must be supported by medical evidence from a doctor/hospital*
*Any refund approved is subject to a levy of 5% administration charge or £15 whichever is the greater plus a charge for any lessons attended.
Do not be put off applying to college because of money worries.
New students starting in 2013/14 may be eligible for a Student Bursary Grant of up to £300 a year. If you are in care or leaving care, in receipt of income support or are disabled and in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance you will be eligible for a guaranteed payment of £1,200 over the academic year from the Student Bursary Grant.
If you are a young parent aged under 20 at the start of the course, you are eligible to apply for ‘Care to Learn’ free childcare (£175 per week paid to an Ofsted registered nursery or childminder). If you are a young parent aged over 20 we may also be able to help you through our general childcare fund.
Do not forget: if you are aged under 19, or eligible for fee remission, your course is FREE at Lambeth College and there are no hidden charges for exams, books or extra tuition. Many of our enrichment activities are free too. If you are under 19 or on a full-time course you can get free travel on buses and trams with your photo Oyster Card.
Contact our Course Advice Service on 020 7501 5000 who can help you with any questions you have about finances.
Full-time courses range across a number of hours. A full-time programme can have as few as 12 hours of timetabled sessions and a maximum of 16 hours of timetabled sessions. Timetables and course hours may change before the start of the course due to changes in government funding and/or policies. Please check the up to date details at the time of your enrolment. Once you enrol, the College issues students with a College letter which outlines the number of hours you are timetabled to study and the courses you are enrolled on. You are able to show this letter to other organisations who may need to know how many hours you are studying.
24-plus Advanced Learning Loans are being introduced by the Government for students aged 24 and over studying at level 3 and above from 1 August 2013. These loans help you to pay the tuition fees. Most learners aged 24 and over, studying at level 3 and above, will qualify for these new loans from the UK Government. It is easy to apply, your household income is not taken into account and there is no credit check. You will not have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.
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- 24-plus Advanced Learning Loan - A Quick Guide348kb
- 24-plus Advanced Learning Loan - Factsheet511kb
- 24-plus Advanced Learning Loan - How to Apply158kb
- 24-plus Advanced Learning Loan - Learner Journey447kb
- 24-plus Advanced Learning Loan - Repayment157kb
- 24-plus Advanced Learning Loan - Your Questions Answered285kb
- Support for Learners with 24-plus Loans74kb