Financial Support

At Hopwood Hall we understand that money matters 

Finance and Fees

College course fees are made up of several elements including tuition fees and exam fees and the cost depends on your age, existing qualifications and your personal circumstances.  

SCHOOL LEAVERS: As a 16-year-old school leaver you qualify for free tuition, so you won’t be charged any fees during your course.  

MATURE STUDENTS: If you are reading this as a parent and you’re considering returning to education as a mature student then it’s worth noting that we are currently offering a selection of FREE Level 3 qualifications to help adults retrain and develop the skills that are in most demand in the economy.

Now is a great time to add to your skills, retrain and land that perfect job to boost your earnings potential and get you back on track. Check out the full range of our fully funded courses at:

NB. Some of our courses may not be fully funded, however they can be paid for using an Advanced Learner Loan. Our advisors can help you submit your application and explain how it works, but essentially you won’t start making repayments until you are earning above a specific earnings threshold set by the government. For full details of the funding support available please read more at: Financing your studies and it’s also worth visiting: Advanced Learner Loan: Overview – GOV.UK ( or speak to our Student & College Services Team on 0161 643 7560 

Additional financial support:  

At Hopwood Hall College, we pride ourselves on giving students the best financial support around. From a free breakfast to free college bus services, you can be confident that you are joining a college that really cares about you and your financial needs.

We think that everyone has the right to further education and training and we are committed to supporting learners to achieve their full potential. Wherever possible we offer additional financial support to help students who are experiencing hardship with costs associated with college.  

We have a number of financial support packages available, funded by the Government, that are designed to assist students who are experiencing financial hardship. The funds are provided to enable you to participate and remain in education. They can assist with course costs such as: 

  • Travel 
  • Equipment 
  • Childcare 
  • Lunch 

We offer discretionary bursaries which depend upon your individual circumstances, a household income of less than £30,000 pa applies. 

We also offer Free College Meals for eligible learners which is means tested and assessed as part of the bursary application process.

A bursary for vulnerable groups is also available for learners who are in care, care leavers, self-supporting and in receipt of Universal Credit, in receipt of both Universal Credit and PIP/DLA payments.

For learners requiring childcare:

To apply for childcare through the College Bursary Scheme you must:

  • apply and qualify for the main bursary scheme
  • use a Ofsted registered childcare provider – nursery, child-minder or after school/breakfast club
  • enrolled on a full-time course, a part-time course with a work placement, or an accredited part-time course which runs during the day e.g. ESOL, GCSEs etc.

Please download and read the full terms and conditions and eligibility using the link below:

Bursary application forms can be downloaded via the links below:

Funding your studies as a refugee:

There are a number of helpful funding options available for refugees and asylum seekers looking to gain new skills through education. Depending on the type of grant you apply for you may be eligible for financial support towards your studies, including the cost of fees, travel, resources and equipment. For more information, visit:

If you’re reading this as a refugee and have questions, please email our team at

Please talk to our Student & College Services team on 0161 643 7560 for further advice. The team can also help with making purchases of uniform or stationery. 

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346