You may be eligible for a Part-Time Fee Grant which can help pay for your tuition fees*. The application for Part-Time Fee Grant can be accessed via downloadable guides and forms below and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are reminded that applications are submitted at the applicant’s own risk. Applicants are advised to select the “encrypted email” option in the email service (Outlook, Gmail etc.) when submitting an application to the College to help secure the privacy of the applicant’s personal information.
*Part-time students are not eligible for living cost support from SAAS.
You must be enrolled on an eligible HNC, HND or equivalent level course (SCQF Levels 7-10).
If you’re studying part-time, you must be doing a minimum 30-119 SCQF credits in each year of your course.
General residence conditions
To qualify for funding (tuition fees, student loan, bursary and living-costs grants), you must be:
- be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for the three years immediately before the relevant date. For the majority of students, who start their course between 1 August and 31 December, the relevant date is 1 August, and
- have ‘settled status’ in the UK (as set out in the Immigration Act 1971) on the relevant date, and
- be ordinarily resident in Scotland on the relevant date.
Ordinarily Resident means to have 'habitual and normal residence in one place'.
The Scottish Government expects someone who is ordinarily resident in Scotland to have made their home in Scotland with the intention of staying and living here, and not just to undertake a course of study.
Students who do not meet the general residence conditions
You may still be eligible for funding in certain circumstances. Further information is available in SAAS’s residence eligibility conditions documents;
- full residence conditions for UK, EU, EEA and Swiss nationals.
- full residence conditions for nationals from outside the UK, EU, EEA and Switzerland.
The residence eligibility conditions are complicated and SAAS may have to ask you for more information to establish your circumstances. If you are in any doubt about your eligibility, please contact SAAS for advice.
Part-Time Fee Grant (PTFG)
Part-time students who meet the SAAS residency conditions can apply to SAAS for fee support under the Part-time Fee Grant (PTFG) scheme. The level of grant available will be linked to the number of credits you are studying. SAAS will pay the PTFG straight to the College.
- you must meet SAAS residency conditions
- you must have an individual income of £25,000 per annum or less, including bonuses and overtime.
- you must be studying an eligible HE course at SCQF levels 7-10 and you must be taking between 30-119 SCQF credits in each year of your course
- the level of tuition fee support will depend on the number of SCQF credits you take and is awarded on a pro-rata basis, using the full-time tuition fee rate as a base. You can use the SAAS PTFG calculator to work out how much fee grant SAAS will pay.
If you are not eligible for a Part-Time Fee Grant, you will be required to pay the cost of the course or units you are undertaking and should arrange this through the College Finance Office. The cost will vary depending on your fee status and course of study.
It is expected that students pay the full fee for any programme of study prior to the commencement of the programme.
UK/EU students - £642.50 per year or £100 per credit (day) or £135 per credit (evening).
International students - £345 per credit
Sponsor or Employer
If your sponsor/employer is paying your fees, please submit a letter from your organisation on company headed paper.
The letter must state your name, course details and be signed by an appropriate authorised member of staff. A Purchase Order Number should also be quoted if this is the process your organisation operates. Alternatively, you can download an Employer Declaration Form.
An invoice will then be sent direct to your sponsor/employer.
Please be aware that you will be invoiced directly for your course fee if confirmation of sponsorship is not received within 30 days of the start date of your course.
How to Pay
Fees should be paid in full at enrolment. You can pay by bacs transfer using the details below or credit/debit card by calling us on 0141 630 5022.
If you are paying by bacs transfer please also make sure to include your student reference number as the payment reference
Sort Code: 83-07-06
Account Number: 19615424
If you are not able to make full payment at the time of your enrolment, please contact our Finance staff to discuss alternative payment methods. It is expected that payment should be received in full prior to the end date of the course.
Refunds and Withdrawal from Your Course
If you withdraw within three weeks of the start date of your course, you will be given a full refund minus a £40 administration fee.
Should you withdraw after three weeks of the start of any block, the full fees for the block will be charged.
Non-Payment of Fees
It is important that you contact the college as soon as possible if you are having trouble in paying your fee, as sanctions for non-payment of fees can include:
- Certification may be withheld
- Withdrawal of ICT facilities
- Referral to College’s Debt Collection Agency
- Potential removal from course of study
Disabled Students Allowance (DSA)
Help may be available if you need additional support while you study because of a disability or additional learning needs.
For further information visit SAAS’s DSA guide guide.
Part-Time Fee Grant
If you are applying for a course starting on or after 1 August 2021, you can now download an application from the SAAS website. For more information, visit the PTFG notes to help you complete your application. Applications must be received no later than six months after your course start date. You must make a separate application for each year of your course.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, SAAS are unable to receive postal applications.
You should post your completed PTFG application form to:
Glasgow Kelvin College
123 Flemington Street
The Finance Team can then confirm with SAAS that you are studying part-time on a course that is eligible for funding. SAAS will liaise directly with you about any additional information they require.
For help with fee queries:
Glasgow Kelvin College
123 Flemington Street
Telephone: 0141 630 5022
Location: Springburn Campus, 4th floor, room 432
Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am to 3.30pm