Investing in your future doesn’t have to cost the earth – in fact by studying a University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) degree at Runshaw College, you’ll not only have access to an outstanding education, you’ll also be able to reduce the cost of your university studies.

Full-Time Fees

The tuition fee for full-time courses from September 2020 starts from £5,500 per year. This may sound a large amount, but remember there are NO fees to pay up front and you may apply for a student loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees.

Student Loans

Two types of loan are available:

  1. a Tuition Fee Loan
  2. a Maintenance Loan – to help towards accommodation and other living costs.

Loans don’t have to be paid back until you have completed your course and are earning more than £26,575 a year.

To receive a Tuition Fee Loan and/or Maintenance Loan you must comply with nationality and residency conditions, age rules and previous study rules.

You will need to register and complete an online application. The deadline for submitting applications for your student finance is normally 25th May for new students and 22nd June for continuing students. You do not need to have a confirmed university place to apply; you can enter your first choice of course, which can be updated easily at a later date. For more information and to apply visit

For a range of helpful tools and guidance visit The Student Room.

Other Support for University Students

Several other support packages are available depending upon your circumstances. These include:

  1. Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) – providing extra financial help if you have a disability, ongoing health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia. This is a non-repayable grant and the amount you will receive depends upon the type of extra help needed, not on household income.
  2. Additional finance for students with children or other dependants.

For more details, visit

Further Information

Repayment Calculator

If you are thinking about applying for a student loan why not try the Student Finance Calculator to give you an idea of how much financial support you may receive. Student finance calculator

It is your responsibility to thoroughly investigate whether you are eligible for financial support before you enrol. To receive student finance you must comply with nationality and residency conditions, age rules and previous study rules.

Student Finance England Twitter

Keep up to date with news and answers to frequently asked questions by following their Twitter account.

Additional Support

Runshaw HE Bursary – The Runshaw Bursary will deliver up to £500-worth of financial support to all full-time HE students studying on a one-year Foundation Year Entry course, PGCE or Year 1 Degree course from September 2020.

PGCE & Cert. Ed. Bursary – Bursaries and scholarships are available to those on a fee-based teacher training course that leads to the award of qualified teacher status. Availability is dependent on your highest relevant academic award and the subject in which you are training to teach. To receive a bursary or scholarship you must be entitled to support under the Student Finance England criteria. For further information, please visit: FE teacher training support

If you would like more information on financial support, please email Student Services or call 01772 643020.