Fees and Funding

Payment of fees must be arranged prior to course commencement. Fees indicated on this site apply only to UK residents and those having EEA Migrant Worker status (EU). Those who are not in these categories must contact Central 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.

All full-time Higher Education students may be eligible for a Northern Regional College bursary up to £250 per academic year, subject to assessment.

Fees for 2019/2020 will be published in January.

Higher Education Full-Time Students Options for Payment of Fees 

The tuition fees for Northern Regional College Higher Education courses for 2018/2019 are £2,500 per annum.

The options for payment of these fees are detailed below.

Option 1 – Payment by Student Loan
You may apply to Student Loans Company for a Tuition Fee Loan for payment of your fees. Application forms are available from reception on all sites or can be downloaded from the Student Finance website www.studentfinance.co.uk.  It is advisable to apply as early as possible. The College requires a copy  of the letter you receive from Student Loans Company confirming that you will be receiving a Tuition Fee Loan.

Option 2 – You do not require a Student Loan
a) Fees may be paid in full by cash, cheque or credit/debit card. 
b) Fees may be paid in instalments by direct debit. This means that you will be required to pay a 25% deposit and then three subsequent payments will be collected from your bank account by direct debit on 3 December 2018, 2 January 2019 and 1 February 2019.  Please note that there is an additional £10 administration fee charged when paying by instalments which must be paid with your deposit.

Any refunds will only be considered when the College has cancelled the course or in exceptional circumstances such as medical.  All students enrolled in the College must pay a deposit or produce evidence of an application for a tuition fee loan.

Higher Education Part-Time Students Payment of Fees
Fees may be paid by cash, cheque, credit card or debit card.
Fees may be collected using a direct debit payment plan arrangement, with all fees to be collected by 2 January 2019. The initial deposit payable at the time of enrolment is 25% of the course fee; three subsequent payments of the same amount will become due on 1 November 2018, 3 December 2018 and 2 January 2019. This arrangement will apply to both Home and Overseas students who have a valid UK bank account. 

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.

Part-time HE students applying for funding may avail of the following enhanced arrangement:

  • £75 deposit to be paid at time of enrolment and liability form and direct debit mandate to be signed.
  • Confirmation of funding received must be submitted to the College. If application for funding is unsuccessful the student is liable for payment of fees in full. All fees to be collected by 3 April 2019.

Queries regarding Student Loans

Contact: Student Finance
T: 028 2563 6230

Queries regarding payment by direct debit
Contact: Credit Control Officer
T: 028 2566 4248

Financial Support and Funding

Find out further information on what financial support is available to help you when studying for a Higher Education course.

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.


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.