Fees and Financial Support

If you are a resident in England and studying for an undergraduate degree for the first time, Government loans are available from Student Finance England to cover your tuition fees and help towards your living costs.

How much does it cost?

Fees for all undergraduate programmes offered by the College are £9250 per year for students starting in September 2018.

Do I pay fees in full at the beginning of the programme?

You are not expected to pay your fees in full at the beginning of the programme. New full-time students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250 to cover the cost of tuition fees; the amount you can get does not depend on your household income.

You do not pay anything back until you have left university and your income is over £21,000 per year.

If you are not eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan, or you have any queries about the payment of fees, you can contact studentrecruitment@ccad.ac.uk who can offer advice and guidance.

What do I get for my money?

We offer a friendly and inspirational atmosphere, where your learning is maximised through modern and innovative resources. Our students receive excellent value for money for a number of reasons, including:

  • Almost double the contact time compared to many other universities
  • Teaching is delivered by expert staff who have well-established links with industry
  • Students have more freedom using industry-standard facilities and equipment

Do I get any help with living costs?

Maintenance loans are available for each year of study to help with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel. These are normally only applicable to UK students.

The amount you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and your household income. For more information and to find out what support you could get, please use the Student Finance Calculator

Useful Links:

Money Saving Expert
Student Finance England
Student Loans Company

What other help is available?

Cleveland College of Art & Design will also offer a range of bursaries to students during their studies:

Achievement Scholarship

Students who have attained high grades will be entitled to receive a one off bursary of £500. (The College will use the Higher Education Funding Council for England ABB equivalency guidance to help identify high grades.)

Maintenance Grant

All students in receipt of the maximum maintenance loan will be eligible for a bursary of £500 pa for the duration of their programme. In the final year of study, this will increase to £750, to assist with the costs associated with the final major project.

Progression Award

All students who progress immediately from the College’s own further education provision will be eligible for a one off bursary of £500. This is in order to incentivise local participation, which remains below national averages at both Levels 3 and 4.

Students will receive these bursaries in the form of a cash payment into a specified bank account. Students will be eligible for a maximum of £1,000 cash in any academic year, divided equally between each term. Students will receive cash bursary payments at the end of each term.

The scholarship payment to students in receipt of the full maintenance grant (£500 per annum) is subject to attendance, with a minimum of 80% attendance required across all registered sessions, and the final term bursary payment is subject to successful progression to the next level of study, or successful completion of studies.

Access Agreement

The information regarding tuition fees and financial support detailed above can be found in the College’s Access Agreement 2018-19 on the Office for Fair Access website OFFA. The website also provides previous Access Agreements for students who commenced their studies with the College before the academic year 2018-19.

Other Costs

At CCAD we know that you need studio space and access to the right technical software. So:

  • We don’t charge studio fees.
  • You get free licenced use on campus of the Adobe Creative Cloud software package.

There are some additional costs you can’t avoid like printing and photocopying and purchasing materials for specific modules and projects. These will depend on the choices you make about how you study and what techniques you will explore on modules so, whilst it is not possible to tell you exactly how much you will spend, we can give you an idea of the range of costs experienced in recent years:

  • Level 4 – £120 to £670
  • Level 5 – £110 to £830
  • Level 6 – £80 to £940

Costs tend to be higher in the second and third years of undergraduate study – many students successfully secure sponsorship for their final major projects and all students get involved in fundraising for the Degree Show. For example: The Proceeds of our Winter Ball will go towards the costs of the next Degree Show.

On every programme of study you will get the opportunity to go on UK and overseas visits designed to enhance and enrich your learning experience. Where these form part of a module then the cost will be subsidised and students might expect to contribute £10 towards transport. Overseas trips are optional – in 2017/18 the costs have varied – £106 for London, £399 for Paris and £360 for Rome.