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Part-time Foundation Degree in Early Childhood - 2019 entry

How much will my tuition fees be?








(two terms)


(summer term)




Foundation Degree

90 credits


90 credits

Fees tbc*

60 credits

Fees tbc*



BA Top up

30 credits

Fees tbc*

90 credits

Fees tbc*

*The University will charge Home students £1,540 for each 30 credit module in 2019/20. Fees for subsequent years of the course have yet to be confirmed.The University expects to increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government in the second and subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases will be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

There may be additional costs for this degree, please visit the Centre for Lifelong Learning for more information.

What financial help is available?

Your eligibility for the student loans will depend on certain criteria, such as your nationality and residency status, your previous study and the number of modules you are studying. You can view the full criteria at qualifies.

Tuition Fee Loan

A non means-tested Tuition Fee Loan is available from Student Finance England (SFE). SFE give financial support on behalf of the government to students entering higher education in the UK. The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to the University to cover the cost of your fees, so there are no upfront costs to pay.

Maintenance Loan

Students studying a Foundation Degree currently do not qualify for student loans to help with living costs. You may be eligible for a partially means-tested Maintenance Loan once you reach the BA top-up stage. Please contact us at the time for up-to-date information.

How do I apply for the Tuition Fee Loan?

Applications for part-time Tuition Fee Loans are made online at Applications are now open. You will need to provide evidence of your identity (current passport or birth/ adoption certificate) and your National Insurance number.

How do the loan repayments work?

1) Repayments will begin in the April after you have completed or left your course, or after four years (whichever comes first). 5) If your income falls below the threshold repayments will stop automatically.
2) Repayments will start only when your income is over £26,575 per year (threshold from April 2020). 6) There are no early repayment penalties and you can choose to make voluntary repayments to your loan at any time.
3) You will repay 9p for every pound you earn over the threshold.

7) Any outstanding loan is written off after 30 years or if you become permanently unfit for work or die.

4) Repayments are deducted automatically through the tax system. If self-employed or working overseas separate repayment arrangements exist. 8) Interest is applied to your loan at the point the payment is made and is linked to the Retail Prices Index (RPI).

Is there any extra financial support?

Disabled Students’ Allowances

If you have a disability, long-term health condition or specific learning difficulty there is additional non-repayable support available. Disabled Students’ Allowances are intended to help with any disability-related costs you might have. Any support you receive will be based on your individual needs and the number of modules you are studying, not your household income. If you wish to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowances, you can request an application form as part of your application for student loans.

Warwick Scholarship for Part-time Students

In 2019-20, a fee waiver of £770 per 30 credit module (pro-rata for modules of less than 30 credits) will be available to part-time degree students whose tuition fees are charged at the rate of £1,540 for a 30 credit module.

You must have taken out the Tuition Fee Loan and you must be in receipt (or have a spouse or partner who is in receipt) of one or more of the means-tested benefits or tax credits listed below at the start of the 2019 academic year:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Reduction
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit

Applications for Warwick Scholarships are now open. You can complete an application form on our website.

Fee waiver awards for subsequent years of your study may be adjusted in line with any increase applied to tuition fees and will depend on your continued eligibility for the scheme. You must apply for the fee waiver every year of your course.

What do I do if I am paying my own fees?

 You are not required to take out the Tuition Fee Loan, you can make payments for your tuition fees directly to the university. For details on making payments, visit the Student Finance website.