Fees & Finances - Writtle University College

Fees & Finances

Fees & Finances

A clear understanding of the fees and finances involved with studying a course is essential. Writtle University College aims to provide clarity with its fee structure, whilst also helping you to identify potential financial support that you may be eligible to receive. Whether you are looking to study a Further Education or Higher Education course, a UK or international student, or a mature learner who is looking to return to studying, our finance team will be able to provide you with the appropriate financial information.

Tuition Fee Loans

UK and EU Undergraduate students will not have to pay tuition fees up-front for any year of study. The Government will provide UK and EU students with a tuition fee loan which is paid directly to WUC. Students only begin to repay this after graduation and once they are earning more than £25,000.


Full-time student Tuition Fee Loan for the 2016 to 2017 academic year Tuition Fee Loan for the 2017 to 2018 academic year
Full Time Up to £9,000 Up to £9,250

Maintenance Loan

The Government-funded Maintenance Loan helps students with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel. (EU students can’t apply)

Full-time student Loan for the 2016/17 academic year Loan for the 2017/18 academic year
Living at home Up to £6,904 Up to £7,097
Living away from home, outside London Up to £8,200 Up to £8,430

Full-time student Loan for courses from August 2017
Living at homeUp to £7,097
Living away from home, outside London Up to £8,430

Maintenance Grant

If your course started before August 2016, you can apply for a grant - subject to household income, a non-repayable Maintenance Grant is available to help with students' living costs for full-time English students. Further information can be viewed at https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/loans-and-grants

Postgraduate Loans 2017/18

A Postgraduate Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate master’s course. You have to repay your Postgraduate Loan at the same time as any other student loans you have. You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment.  You can also get extra support if you have a disability.

If your course starts on or after 1 August 2017, you can borrow up to £10,280. The total amount requested will be paid to you evenly over the length of your course.

For further details, please visit https://www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

MOD ELCAS funding for Armed Forces members

Writtle University College is proud to be an approved provider for the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELCAS).  This is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst current or former members of the Armed Forces by providing financial support towards higher level learning via an application process.

Further information on the details of which courses are eligible and how to apply for financial support can be found here http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/or you can contact the Student Finance Department at Writtle University College on 01245 424 200.

US Federal Loans

If you are a student from the United States you may be eligible for a federal direct loan from the US Department of Education.  Students should specify the Federal School Code for Writtle University College (G37213) when completing their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Please contact Student Finance on 01245 424203 or email Student.Finance@writtle.ac.uk for further details.

Only degree courses are eligible for federal loans. That is only courses which are BSc, MSc or PhD are eligible for Federal Loans. All certificate courses and all other non-degree courses are not eligible for Federal Loans.

Writtle University College is not a participant in the Federal Loans Programme for veterinary programs. Veterinary courses at Writtle are therefore not eligible for Federal Loans.

Consumer Information

Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4)


Writtle University College US students can also apply for the Smart Option Student Loan Programme through Sallie Mae if preferred.  Please click on link for further information  www.salliemae.com and you will be able to apply through the Online Loan Application Process.

Useful Links

Below is a list of external links that you may provide you with helpful information when applying to study with us.

Writtle University College Access Agreement
Access Agreement 2018-19
Access Agreement 2017-18
Access Agreement 2016-17
Access Agreement 2015-16

Student Finance England:
Quick start finance guide

The Student Room:

Department for Business Skills and Innovation:

UCAS course search:

Other Useful Students Finance Links:
Independent Taskforce on Student Finance Information
Office for Fair Access (OFFA)
Student Finance Calculator
Student Loans Mythbusting

Keeping Costs Low

The College aims to help those students who require help with funding, as well as keeping the costs of living within easy reach of students.