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Tuition Fee Loan

If you are studying a higher education course and are a UK resident, or have settled status through the EU settlement scheme, and have lived in the UK for the last three years before the start of your course, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from the government.

Tuition Fees for courses at the University Centre Blackburn College are as follows:

Full Time Foundation Entry Year - £4,900
Full Time Undergraduate Level Study – £8,750
Full Time PGCE – £8,750

Part-time options are available, please contact us for details.

Maintenance Loans and Grants

You can also apply for maintenance loans and grants which are based on your individual circumstances. This funding is to support you during your studies. It is important that you put realistic financial plans in place before starting your studies. Please be aware that eligibility for benefits may be affected becoming a student.

To check how much funding you may be eligible for please click here.

All funding application for Higher Education are assessed by Student Finance England. Please click here to apply.

£500 Study Bonus

Full time undergraduate students will be offered a bonus worth £500 per year provided they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Enrolled onto an Undergraduate degree paying fees of £8250 and up-to-date with all payments
  • Satisfactory attendance of 90% or above AND successful completion of all assignments and exams
  • PGCE, Foundation Entry and students fully funded by an employer/sponsor are not eligible

To apply please click here.

£500 Progression Bonus

If you progress onto a full-time course at the University Centre Blackburn College after completing a Level 3 qualification at Blackburn College the previous year, you will be entitled to a £500 progression bonus. You will automatically assessed after applying for your study bonus.

Contact us

If you would like to speak to an adviser about your personal circumstances please contact us on

Please note that funds are limited and are issued on a first come, first served basis.