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Do I need to pay for my course?

The majority of students aged 19 and over will need to pay fees; however, there are certain exceptions. You may not have to pay fees if you fall into one of the exemption categories. There are different exemption categories depending on the level of course you wish to study. Not all courses qualify for free remission or a loan, so please check with our Admissions Team.

You can reach the Admissions Team by emailing or our Funding Team by emailing before enrolling.

Residency criteria apply to most of our courses – if you are not a UK national or have not lived in the UK for the past three years, please email for more information.

Qualifications at Level 3 and below

There may be fee remission available on some Entry, Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 courses depending on your age, previous qualifications and personal circumstances.

Please contact the Funding Team if you would like to discuss this further.

Advanced Learner Loans

If you are studying a Loans-eligible Level 3-6 course and you are not eligible for fee remission, you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

The loan can be used to pay for Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualifications including Certificates, Diplomas, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and A Levels and they will enable eligible students to borrow the course fees and pay them back at a later date. Your loan is paid directly to the College.

For more information, please go to

Higher Education (degree level courses)

You may be eligible for Student Finance including tuition fee loans, maintenance loans and additional grants.

Please visit for more information and to check your eligibility.

Paying your course fees

If the course you want to enrol on to has a course fee and you or the course are not eligible for funding, you must do one of the following to reserve your place:

  • Pay your course fees in full
  • Pay in flexible instalments via our TouchTone telephone payment system, by calling 01904 770100 and choosing option 3 – 25% paid upfront on or before the first day of your course, then at least a further 25% paid by the half-way point of the course and the remaining amount to be paid by the last day of the course. You are of course free to continue to make flexible payments at any point
  • Provide proof of sponsorship (for example a letter or email from your employer)
  • Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan
  • Apply for a Tuition Fee Loan through Student Finance


Fees for students studying an Apprenticeship at York College are dependent on the status of their employer.

Any fee that may be due will be paid by your employer. Please ask your employer to contact Business Partnerships for a personal assessment.

Email or call 01904 770368 (option 1).


If you have had a change of mind about your course, you have the statutory right to cancel your contract with the College within 14 days without giving any reason.

Where written notification of contract cancellation is received by the College within 14 days, a refund of fees paid will be made and any remaining fees outstanding will be cancelled.

Additional Costs

Some of our courses involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees. You can find this information on the individual course pages.

Useful contacts

Admissions Team - Email or contact 01904 770397.

Finance Team - Email or contact 01904 770495.

Funding Team - Email or contact 01904 770443.


    To learn more about bursaries, click here.