Costs and fees

Tuition Fees

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year old students who satisfy any of the following criteria:

Full-time students who are aged 19+ at the start of their course and who satisfy any of the above criteria, are required to pay an annual tuition fee for a full-time course and will also be required to pay examination entry or course registration fees. Tuition fees will be approximately £2,000. Tuition fees will be remitted for all students studying a first full Level 2 qualification, students aged 19-24 years studying a first level 3 qualification and those in receipt of work-related benefits (other means-tested benefits do not entitle student to fee remission). All other full-time students are required to pay overseas tuition fees of approximately £5,100.

Voluntary Contribution

All full-time students are asked to make a voluntary contribution of £50. 


All students are required to pay a mandatory £50 deposit (by debit/credit card, cash or cheque to The Henley College) at enrolment. This is only refunded if a student completes their course and has no outstanding debts, exam fees or books.   Refunds will be forfeited if a student withdraws before the end of their course, including not actually starting a course they have enrolled on.


There are some areas where students may need to buy textbooks, specialist equipment or attend a compulsory trip.

Financial Assistance

Discretionary Bursaries may be available to enrolled students who meet the eligibility criteria and can help to cover costs including transport. Applications for support are means-tested and application forms are available from Student Services.

For further information please contact Student Services at the College either by email or by telephone 01491 634006. You can also visit our Student Finance pages.

Examination or Course Registration Fees

The College will pay examination and course registration fees for full time 16-18 students' approved official entries. Full-time students aged 19+ who pay tuition fees are asked to pay the full cost of their examination and course registration fees. All students are liable for payment of the full cost of re-sit examinations.

We expect students to have 100% attendance and we have a policy of charging students aged 16-18 for their examination entries/registration if their attendance falls below 95%, unless there are mitigating circumstances.

Students who leave the College or a course after the examination entry or registration fee has been paid will be liable for any fees that cannot be recovered from the Examination Board.

Advanced Learner Loans

You may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan.  Most learners aged 19 and over, studying at Level 3 to 6, will qualify for these loans from the UK Government.  It's easy to apply, your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check.  You won't have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year.