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Tuition Fees

Making university affordable is an important factor when choosing where to study. University Centre Peterborough offers lower tuition fees compared with other universities and provides a variety of bursaries for all students.

The HE tuition fee policy below identifies the fee amounts, fee liability points, procedures for the assessment and our fee appeal process. It is important that you read this document so you understand your rights and responsibilities.

Tuition Fees

The following tuition fees are for all UK and EU/EEA students starting in 2024/25 at University Centre Peterborough. The course fees for each course are stated on the course information pages on this website. All tuition fees may be subject to an annual inflationary increase.

Bursary Schemes

University Centre Peterborough offers a variety of bursary schemes to help students make studying more affordable. Please refer to the Bursaries section on the website for more information.

Student Finance

To pay for your studies you may be eligible for a student finance loan from student finance england. Your eligibility for this depends on if you have studied a higher education course before, your age, your nationality or residency status. For full information on eligibility see 

The easiest way to apply for student finance is online at Applications for academic year 24/25 are now open (these tend to open each year around March/April). It can take a minimum of six to eight weeks to process your application, so you should apply for student finance as soon as possible.

  • When you apply for student finance funding, please use institution code FFCH and institution name ‘University Centre Peterborough’ for all higher education within the Inspire Education Group. 
  • If you are undecided on a course or provider you can still apply, just put down your preferred choice and you can update this up to September. From September the provider is able to update this for you.
Paying your Fees

You can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees. Tuition fees are not means-tested so your household income does not affect your entitlement and you will be entitled to the full amount. Student Finance England pays the fees directly to University Centre Peterborough and you do not need to pay any fees upfront.


Maintenance loan

Full-time and part-time students can apply for a maintenance loan to help with living costs such as accommodation, food, bills, transport, study resources and books. The Student Loans Company will pay the maintenance loan directly into your bank account over three instalments.

The amount of maintenance loan you are entitled to will depend on your personal circumstances, mode of study (face-to-face, blended or online), household income, your age, what year of study you are in, and whether you are living at home or away from home. These levels are determined by the government and not set by UCP.

To calculate what you might be entitled to, you can visit  (this is not an application).


Other financial support

In addition to a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, you may also be eligible for one of the following sources of financial help:

  • Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)
    (there may be funding to ensure we can put support in place)
  • Childcare Grant –
    (85% of approved childcare costs = up to £193.62 per week for one child or up to £331.95 for two or more children)
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance
    (between £50 to £1,963 to help with course related costs)
  • Adult Dependants’ Grant
    (up to £3,438)

The figures above are for students studying in the 2024/25 academic year. Our Student Support team can help advise you on an individual basis so you receive what you are entitled to. Please refer to the Financial Support section on the website for more information.

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