Fees, Funding and Disabled Students Allowance
Fees, Funding and Disabled Students Allowance
Details of how this is divided up per level can be found below.
OCA Foundations courses are designed for students who want to develop their skills and understanding before embarking on degree level study, but they can also be studied as interesting courses in their own right.
All of OCA’s Level 1 (HE4) course units have 40 credits. If you’re studying towards a degree, you will need three level 1 courses at £1,195 each to gain the necessary 120 credits before moving on to level 2.
OCA’s level 2 (HE5) courses each have 60 credits, so if you are studying for a degree you will need to study two courses at £1,480 each at this level to get the required 120 credits before moving on to Level 3 (HE6).
OCA’s level 3 (HE6) course units hold differing amounts of credits depending upon the subject area and therefore are varied in cost. For individual pricing, please see the individual course pages on this website.
OCA’s course fees depend on where you live and the level of study.
For students in the UK all full levels of study are under £4000, but you do not need to pay for the full level. You pay your course fees as you go along.
The level 1 (HE4) course fee is £1,195 in the UK, £1,325 elsewhere in the EU and rest of the world. A deposit and instalment option is available for which a £50 fee is included in the deposit you pay.
The course fees for individual course units can be found on this website. When you’re ready to enrol on a course, you can do so through this website through the course pages by selecting your payment method and following the on-screen instructions to enrol and make payment.
If you wish to enrol on a degree with the OCA, you can submit your initial application through a form at the bottom of the relevant degree page (through the ‘Degrees’ menu above), or call the college on 0800 731 2116 to speak to a member of the Head Office team.
Student Finance help is targeted at first time undergraduates. The arrangements depend on where you live.
Students from England are able to apply for a part-time Tuition Fee Loan to study with the OCA. The Tuition Fee Loan isn’t based on household income and there’s no upper age limit for applying.
Students from Northern Ireland are able to apply for the part-time student financial package of a means tested fee grant of up to £1,230, and a course fees grant of up to £265.
Students living in Northern Ireland who wish to undertake a degree course with the OCA should note that it is their responsibility to make up the difference between the fee grant as awarded and the tuition fees as set by the OCA.
For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at this college are designated for 2015/16 and redesignated each year by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. We expect this process to be complete for 2016/17 by early 2016. Visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/reg/
If you are applying to Student Finance England, download the PTL1 application form from their website and complete it to the best of your ability – you may need to contact OCA to determine the tuition fees for the year. Once completed, forward the form to the funding body.
Once your funding is approved, you will receive written notification. Send a copy of your letter of entitlement, together with an Enrolment Form specifying both the degree for which you are applying and the course units you wish to be enrolled on in the current funding year, to Dee Whitmore at OCA Head Office.
If you are in Wales or Northern Ireland download the PTG1 form from the relevant website.. Complete the forms and send these, together with the supporting documentation (e.g. P60, benefit entitlement letter, Birth Certificate etc) to Dee Whitmore at OCA Head Office. You should also send your Enrolment Form, specifying both the degree for which you are applying and the course units you wish to be enrolled on in the current funding year. Once we have received your documentation, we will fill in Section 6 (reserved for the course provider) and then send it off to the relevant Student Finance scheme.
Yes. You may apply for Student Finance up to 9 months after the start of your course in any funding year.
We strongly recommend that you look at the relevant Student Finance website first. However, if you have any questions about the OCA arrangements, please speak to Dee Whitmore, who can be contacted via our Freephone number 0800 731 2116.