Course Fees

Student studying

When enrolling in your college course, you will need to have knowledge of the process in which you are paying for your course.

Each level of education and how you will be studying them differs on the method of paying.

Full Time Students

Courses at SCQF 6 and below are classed as Further Education which has tuition fees. This will be paid through the Scottish funding council with applied conditions or an arrangement with our financial team.

Tuition fees conditions

  • You must be enrolled in full-time
  • You must have been a resident of the EU including the UK for the last three years.
  • From the 24th of August the year your course begins you must live in Scotland.
  • Within a six-year time frame, you must have not received any funding at any level for more than three years.

If you are studying Further Education part-time, please see the information just below

Courses at SCQF Level 7 and above are classed as Higher Education which has tuition fees. This will be paid through a student loan company such as Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS). Students who qualify for loan payments should go through the SAAS website and apply.

Funding on your education

Qualified Students

Students who qualify for student loans should apply to SAAS directly for their tuition fees to pay towards their course. Find out more information by clicking the link down below about applying for SAAS.

Self-Funding

If you do not qualify for tuition fees you will be asked during your online enrolment: “How are you paying your tuition fees”.  You have two options for payment either you will need to self-finance by paying in full or in installments.

Self-financing – You will be paying the course fee in full however this must be done before you complete your application form.

Self-financing installments – The first installment of your tuition fees must be paid before completing your application form. Please contact our finance department to set up a standing order to pay your remaining installments. Contact information is in the link just below.

Part Time Students

College Fee Waiver

Students who are enrolled on a Part-Time course either in Further Education or Higher Education can complete a College Fee Waiver form if they receive benefits that fulfill the residency requirements. This will cover the cost of your course. To do so please select Fee Waiver during your application form when asked how you are paying for your tuition.

You will need to provide evidence to get your course paid for by Fee Wavier in official documents. This could be from the following

  • Department of Work and Pensions
  • Local Authority
  • JobCentre Plus
  • Inland Revenue
  • MoD
  • Home Office

When filling out your form you will need to upload the relevant documents as evidence to your Fee Waiver, this information will then be checked by our Finance department.

 SDS Training Account

You can receive funding of up to £200 towards a single course or training.

Find out more if you are eligible

SAAS Part-time Fee grant

Students need to be accepted into a Higher Education course then they can apply for SAAS part-time Fee grant to cover your course fees. You will need to earn less £25,000 per year.

Find out more about SAAS

Self-Funding

If you do not qualify for tuition fees you will be asked during your online enrolment: “How are you paying your tuition fees”.  You have two options for payment either you will need to self-finance by paying in full or in installments.

Self-financing – You will be paying the course fee in full however this must be done before you complete your application form.

Self-financing installments – The first installment of your tuition fees must be paid before completing your application form. Please contact our finance department to set up a standing order to pay your remaining installments. Contact information is in the link just below.

Student Finance and Funding

Our Student Funding team can help you with any questions you might have about applying for funding when you get your payments, eligibility for discretionary funds, childcare funds, or anything else related to finance and funding while at college.

Phone Student Finance

Currently staff are working from home so may not be avaible.

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Prospective students from outside of Scotland in the UK

Students from Scotland will only be available to qualify for SAAS and other Scottish funding. If you are studying here from the rest of the UK, please follow the link to your student funding