How to Apply and Pay

HOW TO APPLY

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 requiring an interview

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

For courses not requiring an interview

If you are enrolling on a course that does NOT require an interview there are a few different ways in which you can enrol.  Click here to download a copy of the enrolment form or collect a form from any campus reception.

In Person

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

By Post

The Part-time Enrolment Form should only be used for postal enrolment where there is no interview required and the full fee is being paid for the course.  This form should be returned to your local campus. Please do not enclose cash. Cheques should be made payable to Northern Regional College.

Postal enrolment is not available to those who are eligible for reduced fees or when fees are paid by an employer or other body. Please note that if specific course entry requirements have not been met before the course commences, the postal enrolment is void and fees will be returned.

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.
 


HOW TO APPLY/ENROL

All courses are subject to minimum enrolment numbers and maximum limits may apply; if minimum enrolment is not achieved, classes may be merged or cancelled.


FEES

How To Pay

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 

Total Fee: This includes tuition fee, plus an exam/registration fee. 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:
• Income based Jobseekers Allowance
• Income support
• Working Tax Credit – Household income of £16000 or less
• Child Tax Credit – Household income of £16000 or less
• Pensions Credit
• Rates Relief
• Means tested Employment Support Allowance
• 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) 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

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


Instalments

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 1st November 2016, 1st December 2016 and 3rd January 2017. 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.
• Students who withdraw after 2 weeks are still liable for payment of their fee in full and therefore all direct debit payments will be collected. This is in line with the Northern Regional College Refund Policy (see below).


REFUNDS

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.

1. All courses
a) Course cancelled by Northern Regional College: Full refund of total fee paid to date
b) Student withdrawal before course start date: Full refund of total fee paid to date

2. Courses already commenced
a) Student withdrawing within 2 weeks of course start: Full refund of total fee paid to date less £10 administration fee (A refund request form must be received by the College on or before 14 days after the start of the course.)
b) Student withdrawing after 2 weeks from their first attendance: No refund.

3. Student amenities fee of £25.00 per annum payable by all full-time FE students is non-refundable.

Examination Fee refunds are only available if the examination fee has not been forwarded to the Awarding Body. Refund Form Requests for refunds must be received in writing from the student on the designated refund form. Click here to download the refund form.

No form is required where the College cancels the programme.