Full-time PGCE 2014 Starters
The tuition fee for full-time PGCE students in
September 2014 will be £9,000 for UK and EU students.
Do tuition fees need to be paid up front?
No. You will be able to apply for a full or partial Tuition
Fee Loan from your funding body to
cover the cost of your fees. Once you have left York St John and
are earning over £21,000 per annum, you will be required to begin
repayment of the loan.
If you would prefer not to take the loan for fees then you can
choose to pay your fees upfront, or by Direct Debit.
Tuition fees Direct Debit dates 2014/15
Government grants and loans for living costs
Depending upon your circumstances and where you live whilst
studying, you may be entitled to the following grants and loan
- Maintenance Grant: the amount of the grant is dependent on
household income and can be awarded up to a maximum of £3,387.
- Special Support Grant: payable to students who are single
parents, student couples with at least one child, students with a
disability or pensioners. The amount of the grant is dependent on
household income and can be awarded up to a maximum of £3,387.
There is no deduction from the Maintenance Loan.
- Maintenance Loan (to help with living costs): All eligible*
students are entitled to at least 65% of the maximum figure, 35% is
dependent on household income and the amount of Maintenance Grant
they are receiving.
*Eligibility covers complex areas such as residency (where you
live), previous study (whether you have taken a higher education
course before), and age. For further clarification please contact
the Student Funding Advice Team or your funding
How do I apply for government funding?
To apply for
funding, please visit the website of Student Finance
England or of your equivalent funding body.
Do I pay interest on my loan?
Yes, you are charged interest on your loan from
the day the payment is made until you pay your loan back in
When do I repay my student loan?
No student starting their course in 2014/15
will have to start making repayments until they have left
university and are earning over £21,000, even if they finish or
leave their course earlier. Once the student enters repayment, the
amount they repay will depend upon how much they earn and not on
how much they owe.
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Once you earn over the threshold you will pay
9% on everything you earn over this amount. If your income drops
below £21,000 all repayments will automatically stop.
(You don’t pay back your Tuition Fee Loan
separately to your loan for living costs, the loans are added
together so you only make one repayment).
For more information relating to Student Loans
and interest charges please visit the links below.
Other grants available from the Government 2014/2015
Parents Learning Allowance:
means tested grant payable to students with children. The maximum
Adult Dependants Grant: means
tested grant payable to students with adult dependants. The maximum
Childcare Grant: means tested
grant payable to students with children in registered
childcare: The maximum grant is TBC for one child or
TBC per week for two or more children. CCG1 forms are
available via the Student Finance England website. Students will
not qualify for this grant if they, or their husband, wife or
partner receives the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit
from HM Revenue & Customs.
Disabled Students Allowance:
grant payable to disabled students to help pay for specialist
equipment or helpers, to enable the student to study.
All the above grants are assessed by your funding body when you
apply for mandatory funding i.e. Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan
Training Agency Bursary (TA)
- formally known as the Teaching Development
Please note that the TA Bursary has not yet been
agreed for 2014/15. The following information is based on how it
has operated in 2013/14. If there are any changes, we will updated
these pages accordingly.
TA Bursaries are available for trainees on
eligible postgraduate Initial Teacher Training (ITT) courses in
England who are not employed as a teacher.
Bursary amounts will vary depending on teaching subject and degree
Teaching is a prime career choice for
high-quality graduates. To encourage the best people to enter the
profession, from 2014/15 trainees will need at least a 2:1 to be
eligible for a Training Bursary.
As well as the above criteria there are also
other criteria that need to be met enabling you to receive the
bursary. For further information on eligibility please see the
TA Guidance here.
How do I apply for the TA Bursary?
You will be given your paper work to fill in and send back
to the main Finance Office at your induction day over the
What will trigger my bursary payment?
All students are to make an application
to their funding body whether applying for government
funding or not, to prove your UK home status. Upon doing this you
will receive your Notification of Entitlement Letter, a copy of
this needs to be posted to the main Finance Office.
Bursary payments will only be made on receipt
- A copy of your Notification of Entitlement Letter for
2014-15 to confirm you are an ‘eligible’ student for the provision
of UK student support.
- Bank details form.
- Signed declaration that you agree to comply with the terms and
conditions of the bursary scheme and you confirm you meet the
- You have completed enrolment and have collected your student ID
When will the bursary be paid?
When all the above criteria have been met the
payment dates will be:
TA Bursary Payment Dates
Discretionary Bursary Fund
Students with a 2:2 will not be eligible for
the TA Bursary unless they can prove that they have a Masters/PhD
qualification and are not working as a teacher
whilst receiving the bursary. Students with a 2:2 who do not meet
the aforementioned criteria, may be eligible for the Discretionary
Bursary Fund (DBF).
The DBF was introduced as a discretionary
incentive for career changers or those from a professional
background who possess extensive subject-related industry
experience, acquired either through their career, or through
accredited further study. Strong evidence is required to make such
Allocation of this fund will be decided by the
Faculty and if you are eligible you will be contacted by the
Faculty in due course to apply for this fund.
Please note: discretionary
awards are not guaranteed. PGCE Secondary students are not eligible
for the DBF.
TA Bursaries for Secondary RE Teaching
Training to teach Religious Education (RE) in
2013: The Association of Church College Trusts has decided to
respond to the withdrawal of government bursaries for RE by
ensuring that candidates know how to apply for grants. Candidates
can check www.cstg.org.uk/acct for details
of the trusts and foundations to which they can apply. Applications
are welcome from any trainee regardless of religion or belief.
The Association of Church College Trusts was
formed in 1979, as a loosely-knit organisation of autonomous Church
of England trusts. In their different ways the Trusts support and
promote RE and associated projects. Although all the trusts
have an involvement with RE, each has a different emphasis and some
have additional priorities. Some trusts focus on projects in their
own geographical location. Any candidate seeking a grant should
check each trust’s priorities and criteria carefully in order to
have a better chance of applying successfully.