Funding Support

Education institutions are now able to charge up to £9000.00 per year for tuition fees for full-time undergraduate courses (e.g. degrees, HNDs and Foundation Degrees).

DVC however, endeavours to charge considerably less than this and the tuition fees for the 2016/17 academic year are:

Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Childhood Studies
Foundation Degree (FdA) Public Services
Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport and Exercise
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Performance
Foundation Degree (FdA) Travel & Tourism Management
Higher National Certificate (HNC) Hair and Beauty Management
Higher National Diploma (HND) in Health and Social Care


£6500 per annum

Part-Time (1 Year)
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Performance

£6500 per annum

Part-Time (2 Years)
Foundation Degree (FdA) Public Services
Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport and Exercise
Foundation Degree (FdA) Travel & Tourism Management
Diploma in Education and Training

£6500 per annum

Part-Time (3 Years)
Foundation Degree (FdA) Early Childhood Studies
Higher National Diploma (HND) Health & Social Care

£4400 per annum

Please note: Fees are payable per year of the course and are subject to change for future years.

Student Loans Company

The Student Loans Company is a non-profit making Government-owned organisation set up in 1989 to provide loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK. For further information click here.

Student Finance England

The main student finance package includes a:
- Tuition Fee Loan
- Maintenance Loan (Full-Time students only)
- Maintenance Grant (Full-Time students only)

The rules are different if you became a student before 1 September 2012.

Tuition Fee Loans pay for your course. Maintenance Loans and Grants help with living costs (eg accommodation, books, bills). You have to pay back loans but not grants.You might get extra help on top of this (please see 'Higher Education Access to Learning Fund' information below).

You apply for student finance every year. You don’t need a confirmed place at university or college to apply.

Fact Sheets - Click the below to download.

Student Finance Package 2014/15

What Student Finance is Available to New Full-Time Students 2014/15

Student Finance Eligibility 2014/15

How and When to Apply 2014/15

Student Finance Evidence 2014/15

Finance for Students with Children or an Adult Dependant 2014/15

Disabled Students’ Allowances 2014/15

Repaying Student Loans 2014/15 (Scroll to the bottom of this page to use the Repayments Calculator)

Student Finance for Part-Time Study

Studying part-time for a Higher Education qualification could boost your career prospects while the flexibility it offers allows you to balance your studies with personal or family circumstances and work commitments.

Student Finance England have a range of materials designed to help you find out what student finance you can get and how to apply for it

Click here for further information

Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)

It may be possible to receive financial support to cover any additional study related costs you incur because of a disability.

If you have a sensory or physical disability, a medical condition, a mental health difficulty or a specific learning disability, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia you may qualify to apply for support. DSA is available to both new and existing students, full-time or part-time and has no age limit.

For additional information on funding contact the Student Services Centre on 01709 513149.

Offer For Fair Access (OFFA)

Through our OFFA Statement (Offer For Fair Access) students may be eligible for a bursary to help them with their fees. For further information please contact the Student Services Centre on 01709 513149.

Applications for help towards tuition fees and/or student loans are now made online. The forms are available from the Student Finance England website at

Childcare Grant

Full-time Higher Education students with children can apply for a Childcare Grant to help with childcare costs for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs.

You must be eligible for student finance to apply for a Childcare Grant. For further information and eligibility criteria visit

Funding Support for Equipment

In 2016/17 all Full-time 1st year HE learners will receive a bursary in the form of IT equipment, to be determined, to the maximum value of £250.00, subject to 90% or better attendance.

In 2017/18 all full time 1st year HE learners will receive a bursary as per 2016/17, and all full time 2nd year learners will receive a bursary through CPD.

Additional Information

Further details regarding student finance, loans and funding is available on the ‘Student finance, loans and universities’ section of the Direct Gov website by visiting

Student Finance England Repayment Calculator

You can find out more about repaying student loans on the Direct Gov website by visiting

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