Spurgeon's College is a private theological college with no direct Government support, so we rely upon tuition fees and the generosity of our donors. We make every effort to make our fees affordable and they are highly competitive given that graduands could receive a Russell Group degree at the end of their studies.
Sources of possible finance for your studies include:
We know this is an old fashioned way to pay for study but if you can draw on savings and pay your fees upfront, it will take any additional stress out of your time at Spurgeon's. Consider the bank of Mum and Dad too.
For Ministerial students, it is common for the sending Church to part-sponsor your study; some may be able and willing to pay the whole of your tuition fees.
Our undergraduate university courses are approved each year by the Department for Education for mandatory awards and student loans. (Government funding or student loans is not available for the Counselling course, ETM, Diploma in ministerial formation or the Spurgeon’s Award.)
All students should read the Student Finance guide “Financial Support for Higher Education Students”. Full details can be found on the Student Finance Services Website (www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance) or telephone the helpline on 0845 300 5090.
If you have previously received Higher Education funding (e.g. for a degree course) it is unlikely that you will get further help. However, it is still worth asking Student Finance as individual circumstances do vary.
Students with a specific learning disability (e.g. dyslexia) may be eligible for additional funding from their Local Education Authority (this may cover computer equipment, learning support, etc.).
The Student Loans Company and Student Finance England, who will pay up to £6,000 per academic year towards your fees and may even grant you with a contribution towards maintenence too. This is a popular method for covering full and part-time fees for our courses.
We are able to offer limited bursaries towards tuition fees. Once you are a student at the College you will be given the opportunity to apply for a bursary. These bursaries normally are between £500 to £1000 per year.
At certain times of the year, students may submit an application for financial help to a number of charitable trusts that support the work of Christian organisations such as Spurgeon's College. The Finance Manager will help discern if you fit the criteria given by each trust.