Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Fees & financial support for part-time university-level

Part-time course fees

for courses starting in September 2018


FdA (Foundation Degree) and BA courses:

  • UK/EU students: £4500 per year
  • International students: £4600 per year


HNC courses:

  • UK/EU students: £1620 per year
  • International students: £1620 per year


Teacher training (PGCE or CertEd)

UK/EU students: £3,000 per year


Fees will be updated in the spring for courses starting in September 2019. 

Student loans

The government offers student loans to cover your fees and living costs and you will only have to pay them back in small instalments when your future salary is over £25,000 per year. 

You can apply for a loan providing your course is at least 25% intensity of an equivalent full-time course. 

Tuition fee loan – If you apply for a tuition fee loan, the government will pay your fees directly to the college for you.

Maintenance loan – If you apply for a maintenance loan, you can receive money each term towards your rent, food and other living costs. The amount will depend on your household income and where you live.

Paying back your loans - The loan repayments will be automatically deducted from your future salary in small instalments. 

Who can apply? – UK and EU students must be aged 18 or over and be studying for their first higher education qualification (eg BA, FdA, BSc, FdEng, HND, HNC or PGCE). However, EU students can only apply for the maintenance part of the loan if they have been living in the UK for five years. Other international students are not eligible for student loans.

Paying your fees without a student loan

If your fee is not being paid by a government student loan and you are paying it direct to the college yourself - you can pay your fee by direct debit in three equal instalments, normally taken on 1 November, 1 February and 1 May.

Instalment plans are not available for companies sponsoring students or for international students.

Find out more

MET Student financial support team

We're here to help. For more information on what financial support is available, please contact a member of the Student Financial Support team direct on 01903 273014 or email student.support@gbmc.ac.uk

We also offer an all year round drop in service, at our West Durrington campus, open at the following times:

12.00pm-2.00pm Monday to Friday.


Government student loans

Visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Office for Students

For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).

The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year. The OfS will start publishing providers on its Register from July 2018.

We have made an application to register and expect a decision between July - September 2018. No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS.

Visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.

Standard cancellation charge and refunds

It is not College policy to issue refunds unless it has been necessary to cancel the course and a substitute alternative is not available. There may be circumstances in which there are insufficient fee paying students to allow the course to be run. In these instances the College reserves the right to cancel the course. If this occurs, we will notify you and you will receive a full refund.

If the decision to withdraw from the course is that of the student, either prior to or within the first two weeks of the course commencing, a Standard Cancellation Charge of £30 will always be payable. Students who withdraw after the first two weeks will be required to pay the full fee. A £25 charge is levied to all students who do not attend an exam which they are registered for.

No refunds will be initiated if classes are cancelled for circumstances beyond the College's control.

If the student decides to take some time out and their fees are reduced accordingly, but they do not return in the following academic year as agreed, they will be liable to pay the full fee for that academic year less the term(s) that they have already paid.