Coleg Y Cymoedd

Higher Education

Support during your studies

Financial Information

Undertaking a Higher Education course is an investment in your future. There’s no doubt that the right skills and qualifications can help improve your career prospects. Many learners find learning both enjoyable and rewarding. How much does it cost? There are costs associated with learning, whether it’s the time you invest or the tuition fees for a particular course. There are a range of schemes available to help with course fees and living costs. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support.

The information below will assist you to understand the relevant costs and the financial support available.

Full Time Course Fees

Thanks to a non means tested Fee Grant funded by the Welsh Government, new full-time students ordinarily resident in Wales will pay no more than £3,900* per year in 2016/17.

*For the academic year 2016/17 the standard full-time fee for a HNC, HND or foundation degree is £7,500 per annum. The standard full-time fee for Certificate of Higher Education and BA or BSc Top-up courses is £9,000 per annum. The difference between the full fee and £3,900 is usually covered by the Fee Grant for Welsh students (terms and conditions apply).

You can find more information for the University of South Wales here

Fees will be different for courses offered in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University. Please contact Student Finance Wales for full details of the financial support available at or on 0300 200 4050.

Part Time Course Fees

The cost of studying may be less than you think. Fees for courses offered in Partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University are £630 per 20 credit module.

The latest information on fees for part time courses offered in Partnership with University of South Wales can be found here. The financial support for part-time learners is yet to be published for 2016. Please contact Student Finance Wales for full details at or on 0300 200 4050.


There are some scholarships that may be available for full time foundation degree courses at the college. 

For Full Time students starting in September 2017, please visit our Higher Education Scholarships and Grants document.


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