Creative Arts

Art and Design Foundation Studies

Funding Options 2019/20

Higher Education (HE) student loans and grants are not available for Art and Design Foundation Students because the course is designated as Further Education (FE).

What are the Tuition Fees?

Tuition fee details are available on the Art and Design Foundation Studies website

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/aed/foundation/foundation-fees/

  • Applicants who are aged 18 years and under on 31 August in the year of entry will be exempt from the payment of tuition fees
  • Applicants who are aged 19 years and over are liable to pay their own tuition fees however, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help. Contact studentenquiries@lboro.ac.uk for more details.

Can I get a Bursary?

Bursary for vulnerable students

You must be at least 16 years old and under 19 years old at the start of the academic year (31 August) and be in one of the following groups:

  • People in care or care leavers
  • Disabled person receiving Employment and Support Allowance/Universal Credit and Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment
  • In receipt of Income Support/Universal Credit because you are financially supporting yourself or financially supporting yourself and someone who is dependent and living with you such as a child or partner.

For 2019/20 the Vulnerable Bursary Award is £1,200 per year.

Discretionary bursary

If you are over 19 (or under 19 but do not fall within the ‘vulnerable’ categories) and your household income is less than £28,000 per year, then you may be eligible for a discretionary bursary. The minimum discretionary award is £500 but awards may be increased later in the 2019/20 year if funds permit.

How to apply?

Bursary application forms will be available from the Course Administrator or the Student Advice and Support Service from the beginning of term. You can only apply after you have started your course.

Can I get help from a Charity or Trust?

Charities and Trusts might provide modest grants to help with the cost of study. Sources of information:

  • The Turn2us website allows you to search a database of over 3,000 charitable funds offering welfare and educational grants

  • Larger libraries will often hold copies of directories such as The Guide to Educational Grants by the Directory of Social Change.
  • You may also find out about local charities that may not be mentioned in the national directories through your library, local community organisations, careers service or your education authority.

Can I get help with childcare costs?

Care to Learn helps with the costs of childcare for student parents under the age of 20. The grant is capped at £160 per week per child and is paid directly to the childcare provider. The childcare provider must be registered with Ofsted.

 

Can I get assistance with travel costs?

If you live locally and are a full-time student travelling daily to the university, assistance with the cost of transport may be available from your local authority. Many local authorities have withdrawn or reduced support for travel costs.

Any award will consider the distance travelled, age and whether the same course can be taken at a college or university nearer to your home.

For transport application and entitlement please check with your local authority. Leicestershire has a new scheme for 2019/20 and details can be found on their website.

Will you provide free meals?

FE funded institutions are required to provide a meal a day to disadvantaged students who are aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August in the year of entry. Students who turn 19 during their study programme will remain eligible for a meal a day until the end of the academic year.

Your eligibility will usually be assessed on whether you or your parents are receiving certain benefits, see website for details. Contact the Course Administrator Yvonne Clayton (Y.S.Clayton@lboro.ac.uk or Tel: 01509 228941) for more information on the eligibility criteria and details of how to apply for this support.

Is a hardship fund provided?

The Hardship Fund is provided by the University as a safety net for students in unforeseen financial difficulty despite having received all financial support available to them. It is not a main source of support and any application will need to show how you had budgeted for your expenses at the start of your course and how your circumstances have since changed. An award from this fund is not automatic and students need to make a full application to be assessed.

More information, application forms and guides for Loughborough University students can be found on our website. https://www.lboro.ac.uk/students/finance/ug/hardship/

 

Further Help

For further information/advice please contact Student Advice and Support Service.

To book a face to face or telephone appointment telephone 01509 222765 or call into the Bridgeman Building on campus (no.53). We can also offer you advice by email at advice@lboro.ac.uk

Useful websites

Student Advice and Support Services

www.lboro.ac.uk/services/sass/finance

Art and Design Foundation

www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/aed/foundation/foundation-fees

Advanced Learner Loan

www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Turn2us

https://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk

Care to Learn

www.gov.uk/care-to-learn

Leicestershire travel

www.leicestershire.gov.uk/popular-now/school-transport-for-16-to-19-year-olds/eligibility-and-how-to-apply

Free meals

www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-19-funding-free-meals-in-further-education-funded-institutions