Eligible students do not pay any course fees, but there is a one-off, non-returnable charge of £25 (payable at enrolment) to cover the costs of printing materials and posting of exam certificates.
In return, students get £10 of printer credit at the start of each academic year. Please note, that this does not include any special or additional materials that may need to be paid for some courses or projects.
Visual Arts Payment
Students that enrol on any of our visual art courses are required to pay a studio fee of £15. This fee is for use of materials and equipment in the department and includes an Art essentials kit. Payments are to be made at enrolment and the start of term.
The College uses an electronic cashless sales system for purchases of food, drink and other items from Westside Cafe, Restaurant and Shop. You can pay at the tills using your College ID card and online account. You can also pay directly from your bank account using your contactless debit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay. See our Cashless Systems page for more details.
Student Support Scheme
We offer a limited amount of financial help to students through our Student Support Scheme. There are three categories of support available:
- Guaranteed Bursary: £1,200 each academic year (paid in weekly instalments) payable to specific vulnerable groups.
- Discretionary Bursary: Benefits based. A weekly payment of £10, for a 32 week period, (subject to 100% attendance) during term-time only.
- Free Meals: Benefits based. A daily allowance of £2.65 (automatically available as tokens to spend at the tills) to spend on food and drink in the Westside Cafe, Restaurant or Shop.
If you live in Luton, you may be eligible for help with travel costs from Luton Borough Council through the Luton Post-16 Transport Assistance Scheme:
Students who live outside Luton can apply to their local authority for a travel pass:
Bedford Borough Council – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Bedfordshire Council – call 0300 300 8339.
If you have any queries in relation to the student bursary or travel assistance, you can contact Karen Connolly on 01582 432590 or studentsupport@LutonSFC.ac.uk
There's a range of fantastic other benefits available to our students, such as free membership of our on-campus gym, free parking (if you've passed your driving test!) and a host of deals and loyalty card offers on food and drink in Westside.
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