As an adult student there is lots of financial support available to help you return to study.

If you’re thinking about studying with University Centre St Helens, don't let the cost of studying deter you. You could qualify for some financial support. As well as this we have lots of flexible payment options.

We offer lots of flexibility if you have to pay course fees, you may be able to pay in interest free instalments, by debit or credit card, your employer may pay plus, for some courses, there are loans available to help cover fees. The type and level of financial support/funding available to you may depend on your individual circumstances, such as age, level of study and financial situation.

If you join us on a full or part-time course we want to make sure that you can make the most out of your experience and that everyone is able to study, regardless of their financial position. It is important that you speak to us to see what financial support help may be available to you.

Free course entitlement

You may be eligible to get up to 100% of your course fees covered if you:

  • Earn under £15,736.50
  • Are studying for your first level 1 or 2 or 3 qualification and are aged 19 - 23 years old on the day that the course starts
  • Are studying up to level 2, who may be unemployed and in receipt of any of the following welfare benefits: Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Pension Credit or Disability Living Allowance.

Please note that terms, conditions and exclusions apply. This information is updated regularly, but we cannot guarantee that the detail will remain accurate as Government policy often dictates changes.