Tax credits and benefits
(Guide for fee remission for Government funded courses)
Is the course your first full level 2 qualification?
You could qualify for free tuition under the level 2 entitlement scheme. Enquire at enrolment or the via the Information & Advice team on 023 8048 4848 or email@example.com
Is the course your first full level 3 qualification?
If you do not already hold a level 2 qualification you may qualify for free tuition under the level 2 entitlement scheme. If you are aged 19 - 24, and do not hold a level 3 qualification you may qualify for free tuition. Enquire at enrolment or the via the Information & Advice team on 023 8048 4848 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you receive any of the following benefits?
Means Tested Benefit
(There have been some huge changes from September 2011 that effect fee remission)
From 2011/12, the following groups will no longer be able to use the following benefits to claim fee remission:
- Those in receipt of Council Tax Benefit
- Those in receipt of Housing Benefit
- Those in receipt of Income Support
- Those in receipt of Working Tax Credit
- Those in receipt of Pension Credit
- Those in receipt of contribution based ESA (unless in the Work Related Activity Group)
- The unwaged dependants (as defined by Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) of those listed above.
However please discuss your circumstances with the Information and Advice Team who will assist where possible to guide you through our remission criterion to enable you to access our DLSF Funds and assist you in your chosen course.
Working Tax Credit
- You may be able to claim working tax credit if you are working. If you are single, over 25 and working at least 30 hours a week you could be eligible for support. If you have children and are working at least 16 hours a week you could be eligible for support. You can apply for tax credits by completing a claim form TC600. There is only one form for both working tax credit and child tax credit.
Forms are available from:
- HM Revenue and Customs Tax Credits helpline 0845 300 3900, textphone 0845 300 3909
- HM Revenue and Customs Enquiry Centres
- Local offices of the Department for Work and Pensions
- HM Revenue and Customs website.
Housing benefit & Council tax benefit
You need to contact your Local Authority or Housing Office for an application form. Your household income will be taken into account to assess your eligibility. See contact details at the bottom of the page.
- Do I need to pay for my course?
- If you're aged 16-18
- If you're 19+ and studying in further education
- If you are over 24 (24 plus loans)
- If you're on a Higher Education course
- Tax credits and benefits
- Professional and Career Development Loan
- What payment methods are accepted?
- Fee Payment Options
- Useful Contact Details
- Education Funding Agency