Fees and Finances

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Frequently asked Questions

School Direct (Salaried)
School Direct (Salaried) Financial Information

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) & School Direct (PGCE)
Will I pay tuition fees?
Will I have to pay to register with a University?
When do I need to pay the tuition fees?
Is there support to pay the tuition fees?
Am I able to apply for a student loan as a PGCE student?
Will I get a bursary?
Will I receive any help with travel costs?
 

 

Will I pay tuition fees?

Yes, the West Midlands Consortium PGCE programme in 2014/15 will be £9,000. This includes the School Direct (PGCE).

 

Will I have to pay to register with a University?

No, you will automatically become a Staffordshire University student, complete with SU card. Your PGCE and Masters Credits are accredited by Staffordshire University and you will graduate alongside the University's postgraduates.

 

When do I need to pay the tuition fees?

You can choose to pay your tuition fees up-front, or to take out a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

 

Is there support to pay the tuition fees?

Home students in England may be eligible for a non-repayable maintenance grant. This grant is means tested and you can apply through Student Finance England. More details about these grants and the funding arrangements for trainees from the EU can be found at Directgov.

Home and EU students may be eligible for a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of tuition fees charged. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the tuition fee loan can be found on Directgov.

 

Am I able to apply for a student loan as a PGCE student?

Home students in England may be eligible for a student maintenance loan to help towards accommodation and other living costs. This is available through Student Finance England. More information on the student loan for maintenance can be found on Directgov.

 

Will I get a bursary?

In 2014/15, bursaries will vary according to your degree class and the subject you train in. More information can be found on the DfE website.

 

Will I receive any help with travel costs?

No. You will be expected to pay for your own travel whilst you are training but we will make every effort to keep these costs as low as possible by aiming to place you in an appropriate school near to where you live.

For more information regarding finances contact the West Midlands Consortium