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Part-time BA (Hons) Counselling - 2019 entry


How much will my tuition fees be?

2019-20

Year 1

2020-21

Year 2

2021-22

Year 3

2022-23

Year 4

90 credits

(Intensity – 75%)

£4,620

90 credits

(Intensity – 75%)

Fees tbc*

90 credits

(Intensity – 75%)

Fees tbc*

90 credits

(Intensity – 75%)

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 may increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as decided by the UK Government in the second and subsequent years of your course. It is expected 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 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 gov.uk/student-finance/who-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

You can apply to SFE for a Maintenance Loan towards your living and course costs. This loan is means-tested so the amount you receive is partially based on your household income and whether you choose to live in your own home or in your parental home. Your household income will be taken from the 2017-18 tax year and will depend on the people you live with: your parents, your parent and their partner or your partner. In certain circumstances your assessment might be based on your own income, for example, if you are aged over 25 at the start of your course. You don't have to provide details of your earnings from part-time work but if you have income from another source, such as investments or income from property, you will need to declare it.

As a part-time student, the amount of loan available to you will also be based on your intensity of study, which for this course is 75% each year.

Maintenance Loan available to part-time students studying 75% intensity:

Students living in own home*

Household income

Annual Maintenance Loan

£25,000 and below

£6,708

£30,000

£6,227

£35,000

£5,746

£40,000

£5,264

£45,000

£4,783

£50,000

£4,301

£55,000

£3,820

£60,000

£3,339

£62,212 and above

£3,126

Your Maintenance Loan will be paid in termly instalments.

How will my Maintenance Loan affect my benefits?

Please note that the part-time Maintenance Loan you receive may have an impact on any means-tested benefits you are entitled to. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will disregard £2,837 from your maintenance loan entitlement (based on study at 75% intensity) and the remaining entitlement will be considered income.

Example

Ryan’s household income is £18,000. He is entitled to the living in his own home rate of loan and is studying at 75% intensity. He is therefore entitled to £6,708 in part-time Maintenance Loan.

DWP will disregard £2,837 from Ryan’s £6,708 Maintenance Loan entitlement. The remaining £3,871 will be taken into account when calculating his benefit entitlement.


How do I apply for the Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loan?

Applications for part-time Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans are made online at gov.uk/student-finance. 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 any Maintenance Loan entitlement available to you. In addition, 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.