Borders College

Funding your Part Time Course

Now that you have accepted a place on to your part time course you will need to think about how you are going to fund your course.

You may be eligible for:

SAAS Part Time Fee Grant (Higher Education courses only)

The part-time fee grant gives help each year towards the cost of your tuition fees. The level of tuition fee SAAS can pay will depend on the number of credits you do and the qualification you are studying. You will be responsible for the remainder of the fee.

As SAAS part time fee grants will not pay the full amount of your fees you will need to make arrangements to fund the remaining costs, which will be due at enrolment.

Disabled Students' Allowance (Higher Education courses only)

Extra help may be available to you if you incur extra costs while you study because of a disability or learning difficulty. Further information on the type of funding available and eligibility criteria is available on

Fee Waiver

You may be eligible for a fee waiver if you are in receipt of an eligible benefit, or meet the low income threshold. This would mean the full cost of your course would be covered. Please contact finance on 01896 662533 or e-mail for more information regarding eligibility.

If payment for fees is required, you can pay in the following ways:

  1. If you are paying yourself, payment is required before you start the course. At present, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), payment can only be made through online banking. Please contact for payment details or more information.
  2. If your employer has agreed to pay on your behalf, please email the letter of confirmation from your employer to, stating that they will be paying all or part of your fees, and include the address the invoice should be sent to, with purchase order number if available.

What to bring to enrolment:

One or more of the following will apply to you:

  • SAAS Part-Time Fee Grant Award letter
  • Fee Waiver evidence
  • Employer letter
  • Your payment for all or part of your fees, as appropriate.

If the required funding evidence is not provided, you will be invoiced for course fees directly.

Borders College – Tuition Fees – Academic Session 2020/21