If you have any questions about the costs of studying and how we can help, please email centraladmin@farn-ct.ac.uk

Tuition Fees

The current entry fees are:

  • Full-time new entrants – £8,000 per annum and pro rata of £8,000 for part-time according to the FTE
  • Full-time new entrants to Two-year Accelerated Degrees – £9000 per annum
  • New entrants to designated work-based programmes – £6,000 per annum and pro rata of £6,000 for part-time according to the FTE (This is a special fee for the work-based degrees that were designated as part-time before 2014 and were re-designated as full time in September 2014)
  • HNC/D new entrants – £5,000 per annum and pro rata of £5,000 for part-time according to the FTE

Full and Part-time continuing students will continue to pay the level of fees which pertained at the start of their programme

You do not have to pay tuition fees upfront if you are from England and studying for your first degree or other higher education qualification. Government loans are available from Student Finance England to cover your fees and help towards your living costs.

Student Finance England has created a useful Quick-start Guide to help you with your application for finance.

Student Finance

You do not have to pay tuition fees upfront if you are from England and studying for your first degree or other Higher Education qualification. Government loans are available from Student Finance England to cover your fees and help towards your living costs. Visit the Student Finance website for the most up-to-date information and how your circumstances may affect what you receive.

If you are a full-time student going into higher education for the first time, you could be eligible for:

  • A loan to pay your tuition fees
  • A loan to help pay for your living costs
  • Extra help, such as scholarships and bursaries

Use the online student finance calculator to check how much you could be eligible for.

Part-time Students

Part-time Higher Education students are eligible for a tuition fee loan. Studying part-time could give you flexibility over the way you study, boost your career prospects and allow you to learn while you earn. The online student finance calculator will give you an idea of what loans and support is available.

What you will need to pay back

Your loan repayments will be based on your income, not what you borrowed.

Repayments are subject to inflation and changes from the government – see the government website for more.

Applying for Student Finance

You can apply for student finance from the February before your degree is due to start. You should apply by May to get the money before the start of your course, but you can still apply after that. Applications are made online at the Student Finance website, where you can find full information on Student Finance and how to apply.

Financial Support

University Centre Farnborough Bursary

A bursary is available to many students. Click here to complete an application

Exceptional Hardship Bursary

This fund is available for Higher Education students who have exhausted all other avenues of funding. The fund may be allocated as a bursary or as a loan depending on the level of financial need.

To find out more and make an application, click here to complete an application

Adult Dependents’ Grant

Full-time students in higher education with an adult who depends on them financially can apply for an Adult Dependants’ Grant of up to £2,757.

For further information, please visit www.gov.uk/adult-dependants-grant/overview.

Disabled Students Allowance

Higher education students living in England can apply for a Disabled Students’ Allowance if they have a disability.

For further information, please visit www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview

Totum Card

All students are entitled to apply for a Totum card, this costs from as little as £14.99 and gives students the use of SU facilities across the country. Being a member of the National Union of Students (NUS) also gives you access to a range of discounts at well-known high street stores, visitor attractions and cinemas along with some ethically sourced products. You can now also purchase with age ID (all the great features of TOTUM with the bonus of PASS verified proof of age ID card) Membership is available for all students, whether part-time, full-time, on day release or short courses, over or under 18. To apply you need your enrolment certificate, a passport-size photo, photo ID and payment. Also, for any card purchased Totum give back to the University Centre which goes towards enrichment and events.

All Totum cards are delivered to the University Centre, where you will be notified to collect from your Learner Services (located in E Block) Visit: www.totum.com to get yours today!

Travel

Planning your journey to the University Centre

You can plan your journey to University Centre using the website www.traveline.info.

Any address can be used as the starting point for your trip, and it will search all routes and times to show you a variety of options.

Stagecoach has informed us that three routes to Farnborough will be discontinued from September 2022.  The routes affected are:

  • 409 – from Elvetham Heath and Church Crookham (10 & 410 still available from Fleet)
  • 417 – from Chobham and Lightwater (34/35 available from to Camberley, then change to 1)
  • 494 – from Crowthorne and Sandhurst (Thames Valley 194 available instead)

Please use the above link or visit the Stagecoach website Bus Journey Planner | Find Bus Routes | Stagecoach (stagecoachbus.com) and the Thames Valley website Fares & tickets – Thames Valley Buses to find an alternative route if these changes affect you.

Bus passes:

The University Centre can only offer Stagecoach season tickets, if you need to use other bus operators then we cannot offer discounted ticket options for those operators.

The bus tickets are smart cards and can be ordered directly from the Stagecoach website.

StudentRider Bus Pass

Full-time students can purchase a ‘StudentRider’ bus pass from Stagecoach for less than the standard season tickets. The ticket allows travel across Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire throughout the academic year. For Farnborough students, the annual fee is £495 or you can buy them on a term-by-term basis (Autumn £197, Spring £191 & Summer £135). You will need your student ID number (this can be found on your student ID card or your joining letter).

Students applying for a discounted Student Rider bus pass

You must email support@farn-ct.ac.uk  to request a discount code to receive this discount. Please let us know in the email whether you need one for the full-year ticket (from 1st September 2022 to 31st August 2023 or the autumn term ticket (from 1st September 2022 to 31st December 2022).

How to apply 

Please go to  www.stagecoachbus.com  and click on StudentTickets. Choose the ticket you wish to purchase and put it in your basket. Head to the checkout where you must register (sign up for an account) and ask for a smart card.  Instructions will be supplied with the discount code.

Types of ticket

Blackwater Valley Annual   StudentRider £645

Blackwater Valley Autumn  StudentRider £247

Blackwater Valley Spring    StudentRider £241

Blackwater Valley Summer StudentRider £185

If you are buying a term ticket, you will need to request a discount code every time.

If you have any questions about using your pass, you can contact the Stagecoach Helpline on 0345 241 8000 or email south.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com.

Thames Valley Buses Student Pass

Students can buy a Student Pass from Thames Valley Buses to travel from

Bracknell, Slough & Windsor & Maidenhead areas – £165 per term £470 annual

Wokingham &Reading Areas – £175 per term £490 annual

Network – £200 per term £550 annual

How to register for a Student Pass:

Go to  www.thamesvalleybuses.com/student-pass and complete the easy registration form. You can view the  Route 194 bus timetable here.

Surrey Student Fare Card

The Surrey Student Fare Card scheme gives students aged 16-18 who live in Surrey reduced bus and/or rail travel to college. The annual fee for the card is £25; it saves you a third on season tickets. For further information and to see if you qualify, please visit the website

Apply for a student fare card – Surrey County Council (surreycc.gov.uk)

Train passes:

South West Trains Academic Season Pass

South West Trains offer reduced ticket prices to all full-time students who purchase an Academic Season Pass through the University Centre.

These passes must be purchased from the University Centre and are issued on a termly basis. Pricing is based on a zonal system set out by South West Trains.

You can buy your South West Trains Academic Season Pass online, from the 22nd  August 2022 through the University Centre Store at http://estore.farn-ct.ac.uk/.

Alternatively, you can consider purchasing the following rail cards from South West trains;

  • 16-17 Saver card which costs £30 per annum, and you can claim 50% off your rail tickets.
  • 16-25 Railcard if you are in full-time education which costs £30 per annum saving you 1/3 on train tickets.
  • 26-30 Railcard which costs £30 per annum saving you a 1/3 on your travel

Please note: This cannot be used in conjunction with the University Centre discount offer.

Planning your journey to us

You can use this link www.traveline.info to plan your journey to us. You can start your journey from any address, and it will search all routes and times to find you a selection of journeys.

For students in receipt of a bursary who are applying for a Stagecoach StudentRider bus pass

The bursary team will send you a discount code as soon as your application has been approved. You can order your Smart Card bus pass directly from the Stagecoach website.

We can only provide Stagecoach bus pass, if you need to use another bus company, we are unable to provide ticket alternatives. In some cases, the student may need to buy their bus pass independently. The bursary will refund you financially, but the amount will be limited. Your approved funding letter for the bursary will make this clear.

During our peak application period during August and September, it can take up to four weeks to process your application and confirm if you have been awarded a bursary, so you will be responsible for any travel costs until your financial support is in place.

If you have any questions about using your pass, you can contact the Stagecoach Helpline on 0345 121 0190 or email south.enquiries@stagecoachbus.com .

For students with a bursary applying for a South West Train Pass

We can only provide discounted seasoned tickets for South West trains; if you need to use other train operators, we are unable to provide ticket alternatives for other operators.

You will receive a letter from the bursary team informing you of the outcome of your application. Depending on your location and your funding requests, your rail pass might be totally funded, or you may have to pay a proportion of the ticket.

During our peak application period during August and September, it can take up to four weeks to process your application and confirm if you have been awarded a bursary, so you will be responsible for any travel costs until your financial support is in place.

For further information, please call the Learner Services team on either 01252 407339 or email bursary@farn-ct.ac.uk or visit the Learner Services Office (based in E Block).

WHY STUDY AT FARNBOROUGH?
CAREER FOCUSED DEGREES
We focus on giving you the skills and knowledge to kick-start your career, which is why many of our courses are more hands-on than you might expect.
CLASSROOM BASED LECTURES
Our class sizes are similar to college, which means you won’t get lost in the crowd or feel like just a number with us.
SMALL CAMPUS EXPERIENCE
Our small campus is full of plants, natural light, and new facilities that will help you feel good while studying. Plus, you’ll have exclusive access to University Centre study spaces in the College.
PLENTY OF PERSONALISED SUPPORT
Studying a degree at a small institution means your lecturers will know all your strengths and weaknesses, and give you valuable feedback and support to help you go further.
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