How to Apply and Pay


To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you enrol as soon as possible. For your convenience, there are a number of ways to enrol.

For courses with an Information Event

If you are apply for a course that requires you attend an information event you must apply for this course online.  No hard copy applications can be accepted.

For courses with NO Information Event

If you are enrolling on a course that does NOT require you attending an information event there are a number of ways in which you can enrol. 

Firstly, you must apply online, then you have an option to enrol:

In Person

Enrol in person at the campus most convenient to you. For a full list of our campuses and contact information please click here.

By Telephone

The College can accept telephone credit/debit card enrolments.Telephone enrolments are only available to those students paying the full fee and where no interview is required.

Ballymena (Trostan Avenue) - 028 2563 6221

Ballymena (Farm Lodge) - 028 2565 2871

Ballymoney - 028 2766 0401

Coleraine - 028 7035 4717

Magherafelt - 028 7963 2462

Newtownabbey  - 028 9085 5000

Please note, campus receptions close for enrolment at 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 3.00pm on Friday.




Method of Payment
Fees may be paid by cash, credit/debit card or cheque. Cheques must be accompanied by a valid cheque guarantee card.

Fees Information
Payment of fees must be arranged prior to course commencement. Fees indicated in this site apply only to UK residents and those having EEA Migrant Worker status (EU). Those who are not in these categories must contact Student Admissions for the appropriate fee. Fees are payable every year of a two or three year programme and may vary depending on the fee set for any particular year. All additional charges are highlighted within the course page information.

Glossary of Terms 

Fee for 2018/19 academic year: This includes tuition fee, plus an exam/registration fee for that academic year. This can either be paid in full at enrolment or through the payment plan by instalments – see below for further details.

* Terms and Conditions may apply.

Reduced Fees

Reduced rates apply to the tuition fee only and are calculated as 50% of the tuition fee for the course. This rate can only be claimed by applicants in the following categories. Please note, this does not apply to Leisure Courses
1) Students in receipt of:

  • Universal Credit 
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income support
  • Working Tax Credit (must have an annual household income of <£16,000)
  • Child Tax Credit (must have an annual household income of <£16,000)
  • Pensions Credit
  • Rates Relief
  • Means tested Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Other means tested benefits.

Applicants must bring supporting evidence from the Social Security Agency issuing office and present it to the Student Admissions staff collecting their fees at time of enrolment. These documents - for example a letter of current entitlement to benefit - will be photocopied by the College staff and returned to you.

2) Northern Regional College Full time students
Applicants must show proof of full-time study at time of enrolment.

Other College Reduced Fees 

10% off part-time tuition fees for members of the past student association (LINK).

* All circumstances are at time of enrolment. Only one discount or fee reduction may be claimed for each individual enrolment.

CLICK HERE to view Financial Support that you may be able to avail of.


Where the standard rate of a course fee for a course exceeds £100.00, remittance may be collected using a direct debit payment plan arrangement. The deposit payable at the time of enrolment is 25% of the total course fee plus £10.00 administration fee. Three subsequent payments will become due, for the same amount, on the 1 November 2018, 3 December 2018 and 2 January 2019. The dates noted must be adhered to irrespective of the actual starting date/payment of the initial deposit. This arrangement will apply to both Home and Overseas students who have a valid UK bank account. Default on any payment will result in enrolment on the course becoming invalid.
Please note:
• The direct debit arrangement is only available for enrolments on or before the second week of the class.
• A £10 administration fee is applicable to the direct debit arrangement. This must be paid in full at time of enrolment.
• Default in any payment will result in enrolment on the course/programme of study becoming invalid.


The College will make every endeavour to run courses and programmes which are advertised. All courses are, however, required to have a viable number of students in order to contribute to operating costs. In some circumstances, classes may be combined to achieve viability and in some cases the College regrets that classes may have to be cancelled due to lack of demand.

For any course cancelled by the College, a full refund of the total fee paid to date will be issued to the student, unless other exceptional circumstances prevail (eg. transfer of course).  If you are unable to continue with your course for medical reasons, then a refund may be allowed.  In this case medical evidence must be submitted alongside the refund form and a £10 admin fee may be charged.

Requests for refunds must be received in writing from the student on the designated refund form

No form is required where the College cancels the programme.