Fees and Concessions

Please note that Kensington and Chelsea College joined Morley College London through merger on 3rd February 2020.  As planning for courses with qualifications starts a year prior to their commencement, there are instances where similar courses are delivered in two centres, and the courses are listed with different fees. 
The fees charged reflect previously differentiated costs of delivery based on the local arrangements and resources at each centre. To not disadvantage students, the policy of the College for the fees charged for courses with qualifications during this transitional period following the merger of the two colleges is to maintain the course fee as previously advertised for 2020-21 in order.  Work is well underway to harmonise all the fees for courses with qualifications in preparation for the 2021-22 academic year.  For students aged 18 and over please see below for further information on fees and concessions.

You can pay course fees:

  • By cheque, payable to Morley College
  • By Mastercard, Visa, Switch, Delta or Maestro (Solo or Visa Electron cards are only accepted when enrolling in person)
  • By cash (only when enrolling in person)

Waterloo Centre (including the Stockwell Centre, Lewington Centre and Pelham Hall)

We cannot accept students under the age of 18 on the 31st of August of the academic year they are studying in at the Waterloo Centre or related satellite sites. Students who are under 19 on the 31st of August do qualify for free fees on accredited learning. Entry for under 19-year-olds is only available in exceptional circumstances after interview and assessment. For further details please speak to the Student Services team by emailing enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk or telephoning 0207 450 1889.

North Kensington Centre and Chelsea Centre Enrolments

We welcome students who turned 16 on or after 31st of August of the academic year they are studying in at the North Kensington and Chelsea Centres. Students aged 16-19 qualify for free fees on accredited learning. For further details please speak to the Student Services team by emailing enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk or telephoning 0207 450 1889.

Advanced Learning Loans

If you are aged 19 or over and want to study an Access to Higher Education Diploma or a Level 3 Certificate or Diploma, there is help available to fund your course…

The Advanced Learner Loans:

  • are easy to apply for
  • have a low rate of interest
  • don’t take your household income into account
  • don’t involve a credit check.

You don’t have to borrow the full cost of your course - you can pay for some of it yourself. You don’t have to make any repayments until you start earning over £25,000 a year.

If you get a loan to cover tuition fees for an Access to Higher Education Diploma and then complete a Higher Education course, you won’t have to repay the loan for the Access course. In the exceptional circumstance that you earn over £25,000 a year while working on your degree, you will be expected to make repayments on the loan at that time; on completion of your degree, the remaining balance on the loan will be written off.

Repayments start the April after you complete or withdraw from your course. You pay back your loan (plus interest) when you finish your course and earn more than £25,000 a year. Your repayments will stop if your income drops below £25,000 a year. Your annual repayment amount will be 9% of any income you earn over £25,000

You can find out more about eligibility, how to apply and repayments on the Advanced learner loans website

Concessionary fees

Reduced fees for funded accredited courses if you are:

  • Working, in receipt of any benefit, and with a family income of below £22k (Self-Declaration)
  • Mainly reliant on State Pension (both aged under and over 65)
  • A dependent of someone who is on benefits
  • A full-time student at another institution
  • An Asylum Seeker (different eligibility rules apply for Asylum seekers, please ask)
  • An ESOL learner on a low income

Some of our accredited courses we are unable to claim funding on, therefore, fee reductions are unavailable. They include (but are not limited to) Adobe design accredited courses, English as a Foreign Language, and most Health professional development courses.

There are fee reductions available for non-accredited courses if you are:

  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
  • In receipt of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA - WRAG)
  • Unemployed, in receipt of any state benefit and need skills to get back to work
  • Working, in receipt of any benefit and family income is below £22k (Self-Declaration)
  • Mainly reliant on State Pension (both aged under and over 65)
  • A dependant of someone on benefits
  • A full-time student at another institution
  • An Asylum Seeker

Senior fees

If you are 65 or older and your income is below £17,000 a year, you can claim the senior fee. This is a self-declaration, so we do not require proof of this when you enrol. Remember, if your source of income is mainly a state pension, you are entitled to the concessionary fees mentioned above.

We do not receive funding for some of our non-accredited short courses, therefore fee reductions are unavailable.

Staged payments

If you are not entitled to a reduced fee but are finding it difficult to pay for your course in one go, we can offer a Staged Payment Agreement to split the costs into three payments if your course(s) costs £200 or more.

Please talk to a member of enrolment staff about how your payments would be structured. You are liable for all payments under this agreement, even if you stop attending your class.

Free courses 

If you are on a funded, accredited course, such as City & Guilds Beauty Therapy, Functional Skills in ICT or AAT Level 1 and 2 Accountancy and Bookkeeping you can get a free course if you are:

  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance
  • In receipt of Employment & Support Allowance (Work Related Activity Group)
  • On any English or Maths course, including GCSE, but not English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • Aged 19-23 at the start of your course and undertaking your first full Level 2 course, such as Beauty Therapy and Certificate in Counselling (Self-Declaration)
  • Aged 19-23 at the start of your course and undertaking your first full Level 3 course, such as Access to Higher Education and City & Guilds Complementary Therapy (Self-Declaration)
  • Unemployed, in receipt of any state benefit* and need skills to get back to work

*State Benefit includes Income Support, ESA (Support Group), Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Incapacity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Carer's Allowance, Child Benefit amongst others. Please ask if you are unsure if your benefit applies.

Examination fees

If you enrol on an accredited course you may need to pay additional registration and examination fees. Please check the details of your course or contact the relevant department for further information.

Additional costs

Some courses may have additional costs for materials, visits etc. Please check the details of your course or contact the relevant department for further information.

Advanced Learning Loans

You can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to help with the costs of a college or training course if you are 19 or older on eligible Level 3 and 4 programmes. You can find out more about eligibility, how to apply and repayments on the Gov.uk website.

Residency

All guidance relating to reduced fees apply to Home Learners only. This is generally anyone who has been living in the UK or EU for the last three years. However, there are exceptions, so if you have been in the UK or EU for a shorter period, please enquire with the enrolment team. If you are not a Home Learner you are not entitled to any fee reduction and may have to pay a higher fee.

Non-EU students pay higher fees and are not entitled to concessions or financial support.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Bursary

Morley is committed to alleviating the barriers to our courses and has a bursary fund to assist with fees and equipment for students who are in hardship above and beyond the set concession criteria. The bursary panel meets weekly and is committed to supporting those most in need.

Please ask at reception or in the Advice and Guidance office for a form or download the Bursary Fund Application Form 2019-20
Please complete and return to pearl.charles-evans@morleycollege.ac.uk.

Learner Support Fund

We can help you with a contribution towards childcare, travel and material costs on some accredited programmes of study. This support is means-tested and you would need to attach proof of income or benefits with your application. The fund is only paid to those who meet the attendance criteria.

For all information on financial support please come into the Advice and Guidance office or call 020 7450 1855. The office is open from 9:30 - 16:30 during term time.