- Reduced Fees and Help With Fee Payment
Reduced Fees and Help With Fee Payment
Reduced Course Fees
1. ZERO COURSE FEES for any English Skills or Maths Skills course
2. ZERO COURSE FEES for certain students on certain courses
We will advise you on your eligibility. Do ask if you think you may be eligible. But you still have to pay the £6 college fee and any other fees (e.g. Studio, Exam) or charges.
You still have to pay the college fee and any other fees or other charges. When you enrol we will advise on your eligibility and any evidence needed for options (a) to (e) below
a. 16-18 year olds
b. 19-23 year olds without a full Level 2 or higher qualification studying for a Foundation Level 1 qualification
c. 19-23 year olds studying for their first Full Level 2 qualification
d. 19-24 year olds without a full level 2 qualification, studying for their first Full Level 3 qualification
e. 19-24 year olds studying for their first Full Level 3 qualification
3. ZERO COURSE FEES for students on JSA or ESA (WRAG) on most courses
You still have to pay the college fee and any other fees or other charges. You may have to pay a refundable deposit.
f. Unemployed students on contribution based JSA (under 16 hrs study a week) or on income based JSA
g. Employed students in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (work related activity group)
4. ZERO or REDUCED COURSE FEES for students on other income based benefits
You will be required to declare that you are unemployed and need skills training to enter employment.
You still have to pay the college fee and any other fees or other charges.
You may have to pay a refundable deposit.
h. Students getting these income-based benefits: income support, housing benefit, council tax benefit
i. Partners of people getting Working Tax Credit.
j. Students getting Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit only) – or their partner.
k. Unwaged dependant (using Job Centre Plus definition) of someone at f to j above.
l. Asylum seeker getting income based benefit/assistance – or their dependant
Please note that Incapacity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Child Tax Credit or Care Allowance do not give entitlement.
5. REDUCED COURSE FEES for senior students
You still have to pay the college fee and any other fees or other charges. The government does not provide any automatic concessions for retired people. On some courses WMC provides some financial support in the form of reduced fees, aimed at older learners (over 60), who rely on a state pension or whose household income is below £15,726 pa. If you are over 60 and believe you need this financial help, we rely on your enrolment declaration rather than on any means test.
Current evidence of entitlement to Zero fees for JSA /ESA(WRAG students or certain Unemployed students (see 3 and 4 above) must be produced at the time you enrol (or within 7 days of payment of the £25 fee to keep your place) and at the start of each term. It is your responsibility to inform us if your financial circumstances change. Examples of acceptable evidence are:
1) Recent document showing you still receive JSA or ESA (WRAG)
2) Standard WMC letter re JSA or ESA once stamped by your Benefit/JCP office
3) Recent document showing you still receive income support
4) Very recent Job Centre Plus/DWP letter with income support details
5) Older Job Centre Plus/DWP letter plus recent full bank statement showing benefit amounts
6) Housing or Council Tax Benefit letter for current year from your council
Claiming Senior Reduced fees must claim and complete the declaration on the enrolment form (no documentation is required).