This page provides everything you need to know about the funding support available towards the payment of course tuition fees for both Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE) courses, including advice for Self or Part-funding Students.
An HE (or advanced) course is any course at HNC Level or above (SCQF Level 7 and above).
An FE (or non-advanced) course is any course below HNC Level (below SCQF Level 7).
While all courses provided by Fife College attract a Tuition Fee, if you are applying for a Full-time Further Education course, most Scottish students will not have to pay tuition fees.
However, for a Further Education course (i.e. Certificate, Intermediate Certificate, Advanced Certificate, National Certificate, and City & Guilds courses) you must apply to have your fees paid for you by completing a Student Funding Application Form. You will be e-mailed and asked to complete this online once you have accepted your unconditional course offer.
The options available to you are dependent on the mode of attendance of the course (Full-time or Part-time) and the level of study, which is either.
For Part-Time Further Education courses, fees are payable in advance unless you have applied for and have been granted funding by another source, or have applied and been awarded Part-time Fee Waiver.
For a Higher Education course (i.e. an HNC, HND, or degree courses), fees are payable in advance unless you have applied to SAAS to have your fees fully or partly paid for you.
It is your responsibility to ensure that all required funding applications are completed fully and this will ensure that your fees will be paid where eligible.
You will be asked to bring confirmation of who will be paying your tuition fees with you to induction.
Any fees that remain outstanding are your responsibility.
If you are not eligible for any funding to support the payment of your tuition fees, or if you are liable for part of your tuition fees, payment is due from you at enrolment in advance of commencing your course.
Non-payment of fees will mean you will be unable to access college resources or attend class.
How to Pay
You can pay by cash, cheque, debit/credit card
· in person: at reception in our Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Levenmouth, or Rosyth Campuses
· by phone: contact our Finance team during opening hours on 0344 248 0115 to pay by debit or credit card
Our aim is to support every individual who seeks to further their education. We offer payment plan options to support you to pay your fees in instalments. Please refer to section 7.1 of our Learner Guide: Payment of Tuition Fees for further information.
If your employer is paying your fees, please refer to section 8 of our Learner Guide: Payment of Tuition Fees
Please note: if you withdraw prior to the end of your course, you remain liable for the full fee. Please refer to our Refund Policy for further information.
For any queries regarding payment of your fees, please contact the Finance Department by email at email@example.com
You may be eligible for a part-time fee grant.
If you live in Scotland and you have an individual income of £25,000 per year or less, you may be eligible for a part-time fee grant for undergraduate study.
If you meet the eligibility criteria above and your course is Part-Time Fee Grant eligible, then you should apply directly to SAAS Part-time Funding Guide - SAAS.
Fife College will then verify the course details and send this to SAAS securely on your behalf.
Needing assistance to complete your application form?
See when we are available at a campus and book an appointment to come and speak to someone from the Student Funding Team. These bookable appointments can be made by either calling the main college number on 0344 248 0115 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org