Ways of paying your course fees
As a private college, NTC receives no support from government sources. The College is supported by gifts and donations from churches and from individual donors, and this allows student fees to be set at a competitive rate.
The cost of studying at NTC – and the options on how to pay – depend on the course you choose and whether you’re a UK/EU student or visiting us from further afield.
The College offers academic excellence entrance scholarships for undergraduate students who achieve the equivalent of ‘ABB’ at A level.
(English Domiciled Students)
The College’s certificate, diploma, and BA courses are designated (an annual process) by the Department for Education and Skills for Mandatory Award Status. This means that such awards are payable by the Student Finance England for European Union students who are admitted to the College.
Prospective undergraduate students should apply online to Student Finance England for financial support.
For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying on a ‘designated course.’ Courses at Nazarene Theological College are designated each year by the Department for Education. The BA courses (and associated diplomas and certificates) are currently designated, and we have applied for the courses to be designated again for the 2018-19 academic year (a process which is completed early each spring). Full-time students from England and Wales are currently eligible for a tuition loan (£6165 for 2017-18), and ‘maintenance support’ a means-tested basis (a combination of grant and loan). Part time awards are also available. The loan begins to be repaid once you have started work, and are earning more than £21,000 per year.
Undergraduate students from other parts of the UK
(Scotland, Wales and Ireland)
Students from other parts of the UK (Scotland, Wales, and Ireland) have slightly different arrangements, and should contact the relevant body (ie, Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), Student Finance Wales, or Student Finance Northern Ireland).
Scottish students studying in England can apply for a student loan (non-income assessed) to pay part of or all your fees through SAAS; this is a loan and is repayable once you graduate and your income reaches a certain level. Living cost assistance is the same as it would be if you were studying in Scotland. The one difference is that instead of the Young Students’ Bursary, you would apply for the ‘Students’ Outside of Scotland Bursary’ (worth up to £2,150 for full-time study).
Please contact the relevant bodies listed above for full details specific to your personal circumstances and status. Designation for these courses, again, is approved year-by-year.
Students from other areas of the EU are eligible for tuition loans (but not maintenance support).
MA courses at NTC are designated each year by the Department for Education. The MA course (but not its associated PG diplomas and certificates) is currently designated, and we have applied for the course to be designated again for the 2018-19 academic year (a process which is completed early each spring). Loans are currently available to English, Welsh, or EU-domiciled students who are present in England on the first day of the course. Loan funding for full time study is currently available to students domiciled in Scotland (selected pathways only, since if a similar award is available in Scotland it will not be funded for England). Loan funding is not currently available for students in Northern Ireland. In 2017/18, eligible students can apply for a loan of up to £10,280 which is paid directly to the student and can be used for tuition and living costs.
British PhD students are not currently eligible for student loan funding.
NTC is also approved for US student loans (Direct Loans). These are available to US students who are studying at least half time, and who are NOT resident in the US during the course of their NTC studies. Normally, these would be full time US students who are in residence at or near the College. This excludes, for instance, part-time PhD students who live in the US but come to Manchester for their residency periods. ‘Smart Loans’ from Sallie Mae are also available for US students, and these are not restricted in the same way as other direct government loans so are available for part-time and distance-learning students from the US.
The College has a range of Bursaries and Scholarships, which are designed to support undergraduate and postgraduate students. A brief description of these awards is provided below.
Students wishing to apply for one or more of these should complete the Application for Financial Aid online, and, where required, complete the Needs Assessment Form so that the Awards Committee has the information it requires.
Online bursaries & Scholarship applications will be available from August 2018. (Only online applications will be accepted)
Undergraduates who are members of the Church of the Nazarene may be eligible for some bursary funds provided by the church to members of the denomination. If you are not eligible for these, you may still be qualified for scholarships and prizes in your second or subsequent years at the College. A limited amount of money is available for this, but these awards will not meet the costs of your tuition fees at the College.
Loyalty Bursary: Students who are degree graduates of Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, or International Christian College, Glasgow (now SSCM) and apply within five years of completing either an Undergraduate Degree or a Masters Degree will receive a 20% loyalty bursary, to be deducted from the residual amount students will pay from their own personal resources after all other awards are applied.
Prospective and current students might also search for available grants via the Turn2Us website.
Students who withdraw from a course prior to initial registration will not be liable for any tuition fees.
Students who withdraw from classes, or who change their enrollment status from ‘credit’ to ‘audit’ after the ‘Last Day for Registration Revision’ published in the College Academic Calendar will not normally be eligible for any tuition refund for the semester.