Full-time Course Fees
All full-time students at the College are required to pay a non-refundable administration fee. The administration fee covers a number of administration services including the issue of the Library Card, Student Identity Card, Bus Pass (if appropriate), the processing of examination entries and access to all computer facilities etc. The fee must be paid during enrolment.
Students who have enrolled on full-time courses are not required to pay tuition or examination fees for the main course on which they have enrolled. If you wish to enter examinations outside this programme of study however, you may need to pay additional fees. It is advisable that you check beforehand whether you will need to pay examination fees, as they can be a considerable sum.
Students on full-time courses may be able to apply for funding to help with the cost of learning. To find out more visit our Student Services section.
Part-time Course Fees
Part-time courses listed on the website and in the prospectus include the appropriate course fee to be paid at the time of enrolment. The fee that is indicated includes an administration fee that every student enrolling for a course MUST pay in order to be registered as a student at the College. On payment of the administration fee, all students will be issued with a College Identity Card, entitling the student to benefit from College facilities.
Students on part-time courses may be able to apply for funding to help with the cost of learning. To find out more visit our Student Services section.
Higher Education Course Fees
|HE Fee Plan 2014/2015|
|HE Fee Plan 2015/2016|
|HE Fee Plan 2016/2017|
|HE Fee & Access Plan 2017/2018|
Eligibility for Reduced Fees
Students in receipt of state benefits or on a low household income may qualify for a reduction in course fees at the rate indicated for each course. When claiming reduced fees, students must complete and return a NPTC Group 36 Form and produce proof of benefits/income. Forms are obtainable from the Finance Office, Neath campus or by downloading here.
Please note: Students can receive a maximum of two courses per academic year at the reduced fee rate.
Examination and Registration Fees
Part-time students are required to pay registration/examination/assessment fees where appropriate. For courses that attract additional fees, these are included in the total fee payable and must be paid at the time of enrolment.
Please note: Students who have qualified for reduced fees will be exempt from paying the first £25 of these fees where the reduced fee is £45. Where the reduced fee is £12/£30 in full, the student must pay all examination and registration fees.
Paying by Instalments
An instalment plan is available to any student where the course fee is in excess of £100. One third of the payment MUST be paid at enrolment, along with registration and examination fees. Please note that there is a £10 administration charge for this service payable with the first instalment. The remaining two instalments will be invoiced at the beginning of December and February.
Should the College cancel or move a class to a different day/time/venue, and this is unacceptable to the student, the course fees, along with any other fees paid will be refunded.
Students wishing to withdraw from a course can only claim a refund under special circumstances. The £40 administration fee will be deducted from any refund due.
Those in receipt of reduced course fees would not be entitled to a refund on course fees. Any examination/registration fees not already paid to the awarding bodies however, would be refunded.
For further information on refunding fees, please refer to the College's Fees Policy.
Non-payment of Fees
If fees are not paid, the College will need to take necessary steps to recover the outstanding amount, which may lead to debt recovery action. In the event of the third party (e.g. employer, failing to pay), the student will become liable for the cost of the course.