How will I finance my studies? BTEC: For BTEC students, there are different levels of finance available. If you are aged 16-18 on 1st September of your year of study, the government will pay your fees regardless of prior qualifications. If you are aged 19-23 on 1st September of your year of study and do not already have a full Level 3 qualification, the government will pay your fees. If you are aged 24 or over, you will need to pay your own course fees. There is a legal requirement that students who do not have an English and maths GCSE at grade C or above (or regional equivalent, e.g. Scottish Intermediate 2 Certificate grade A-C) must study either GCSE re-sit classes or Functional Skills alongside the main programme in order to have a funded place. If you are unsure whether your qualifications will exclude you from having to take English and maths please contact [email protected]Unfortunately there is no loan system in place to finance living costs for students on the BTEC course. If you are aged between 16 and 18, don’t have a full Level 3 already and live two hours away from Bristol you can apply for the Residential Support Scheme. This is a government grant that will contribute towards the cost of your rent. Applications are made through our partners Weston College upon enrolment. FDA and BA: As with any degree course, students studying our FDA are eligible for a student loan that will cover their living costs and course fees. MA: The MA course fees are £6600 and student loans of up to £10,000 are available. Professional Diplomas Level 4 and 5: You can apply for a Career Development Loan from your bank.