Fees and finance 2012

This section contains information about financial support for students who started a course in September 2012. In response to changes in higher education funding from 2012, the Conservatoire has put in place a new fee structure for undergraduate students and is launching a Conservatoire Scholarship Scheme.

This section explains what these changes will mean to you and the financial support which is available to you. Your financial status will not affect how we view your application. The Conservatoire offers financial support for undergraduates whether you are starting a course for the first time, or have a degree already and are pursuing professional training for a career in your chosen discipline.

Glossary of terms

The table below contains some definitions you may find helpful.

Term Definition Notes
Bursary A non-repayable grant to help with living costs whilst studying May be offered by some of the Conservatoire schools. The Conservatoire also offers bursaries to care leavers
ELQ ELQ stands for ‘equivalent or lower qualification’ – if you already have a degree, you will be an ELQ or ‘second degree’ student Second degree students are not eligible for financial support from Student Finance England – you may wish to look at alternative forms of funding such as a Career and Professional Development Loan
English domiciled You are normally resident in England Visit Student Finance England for more information: www.gov.uk/student-finance
Fee discount A reduction to the fee we charge which will reduce your overall amount of debt if you take out a tuition fee loan Other universities may use the term ‘fee waiver’ to mean the same thing
Household income Your household income may include your own ‘unearned’ income (e.g. interest from savings is counted but part-time work during studies is not) and your parents’ or adoptive parents’ income if you are under 25 Visit Student Finance England for more information: www.gov.uk/student-finance
Income assessment The process of assessing your household income in order to work out the level of financial support you may get This is the same as means testing
Means testing The process of assessing your household income in order to work out the level of financial support you may get This is the same as income assessment
Scholarship The Conservatoire offers a range of scholarships – these are in the form of fee discounts  

Fees and Financial Assistance 2012-13

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