We want to make your university education as flexible and affordable as possible. We offer a number of financial support options to help you go further by staying local.
With our quality assured courses, in state of the art facilities, we aim to offer a cost-effective alternative to travelling further afield to university. At the Hugh Baird University Centre, you can achieve your university level qualification, validated by either the University of Central Lancashire or Liverpool John Moores University, on your doorstep without the additional expense and upheaval of finding accommodation elsewhere.
We are committed to helping all of our students within their first year of study to purchase course related equipment as well as help towards the cost of international trips.
All new first year full time Foundation Degree students will be allocated a Bursary Gift of up to £500. The HBUC Bursary Gift will be linked to student attendance, punctuality and achievement.
Students do not need to apply before they start the course. The HBUC Bursary Gift form will be allocated within the first term of study for eligible students to fill in.
Terms and conditions apply. Click here to read the terms and conditions.
The College recognises the need to support disadvantaged students who may not otherwise progress to a full Honours degree. We will allocate a limited amount of awards (5) of £500 for students who have been accepted for a full time Top up year at the Hugh Baird University Centre. This will be made available via application.
To be eligible for the Hugh Baird University Centre Moving On Scholarship, a 2nd year full time student will need to fulfil the following criteria:
The training bursary is a financial incentive to attract and retain new high quality graduates to become teachers in the Further Education (FE) sector. Bursary levels will vary according to the degree classification held by the trainee.
You don’t need to pay for your tuition fees up front - Tuition Fee Loans cover university or college tuition fees and are paid direct to the university or college, by Student Finance England. They are available to all eligible students regardless of household income. The amount you pay back is dependent on how much you earn. You may also be eligible for a Maintenance Loan to help support your living costs.
Maintenance loans are repayable and are used for day-to-day living costs, such as food, rent and travel. They are usually paid in three instalments, directly into your bank account. (For full time students only).
You must pay back tuition fee loans and maintenance loans. You also pay interest on these. You don’t have to pay back other student finance, e.g grants and bursaries.
These allowances provide extra financial help for disabled students. They are paid on top of standard student finance packages and are not dependent on income, nor do they have to be repaid. You may get DSAs if you have a disability, ongoing health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.
For more information, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.
Some students may be entitled to financial support, such as Adult Dependants’ Grant, Childcare Support and Council Tax concessions. Elegibility for these will be based on individual circumstances.
Although we don’t have our own halls of residence, we can give you information on the local area and can signpost you to lettings agents and housing associations.
There are a range of passes available that permit travel across a variety of modes including buses, trains and even ferries if required. To find out about travel concessions for students, visit www.merseytravel.gov.uk/tickets.
Every undergraduate at the Hugh Baird University Centre is entitled to a free breakfast of either porridge or toast, with orange juice, in any of the College Refectories, POD Cafe or L20 Cafe between 8am and 8.45am.
For information on all loans, grants or additional support, visit www.gov.uk/student-finance.
Please contact our Student Services team: