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Fees and Financial Support

For 2018/9 our tuition fees are £9,000 for trainees.

Tuition Fee Loan

Please refer to the Student Loans page for more information. Click here

Secondary Phase Training Bursaries

Scholarships

Subject Amount
Physics, computing, chemistry, geography, languages £28,000
Secondary mathematics £22,000

Graduates with a 2:1 and above, who are passionate about their subject and have the potential to be inspirational teachers can apply for a scholarship with the appropriate professional body. As well as the financial award, scholars will receive a package of additional benefits provided by the professional bodies.

Trainees with a 2:2 may be awarded a scholarship in exceptional circumstances, if they have significant relevant experience.

Trainees awarded a scholarship cannot receive a bursary. Trainees who aren’t awarded a scholarship are eligible for a bursary.

Bursaries

Eligibility 2018 to 2019 (1) Trainee with 1st/PhD 2:1/Master’s
£
2.2

£

Other

£

Physics, biology, chemistry, classics, computing, geography, languages 26K 26K 26K 0
Secondary mathematics 20K 20K 20K 0
English 15K 15K 15K 0
Design and technology 12K 9K 0K 0
History, music, religious education 9K 4K 0 0
Primary mathematics 6K 6K 6K 0

Secondary mathematics early-career payments

Secondary mathematics trainees will receive 2 additional early-career payments of £5,000 each (£7,500 if teaching in specified areas of England) in their third and fifth year of teaching, if they have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing their teacher training course. These amounts are after tax, so teachers will receive the full amount as stated.

For more information, please read the mathematics early-career payments guidance.

Student Loans

Student Loans

Fees and Maintenance loans are available to non –salaried trainees on courses with Lampton LWA SCITT.

Tuition Fees Loans

You can apply for tuition fees loans to cover up to £9,000, these are paid directly to Lampton LWA SCITT by Student Finance England. Tuition Fee Loans are not repayable until you are earning over £21,000.

Maintenance Loans

You can apply for a maintenance loan for up to £5,740 to help with living costs. These loans are paid into your bank account at the start of each term. The exact amount you can borrow depends on your household income, where you are studying and what assistance you receive through maintenance grants.

Maintenance and Special Support Grants

Maintenance Loans

You can apply for a maintenance loan for up to £5,740 to help with living costs. These loans are paid into your bank account at the start of each term. The exact amount you can borrow depends on your household income, where you are studying and what assistance you receive through maintenance grants.

Other Financial Support

Depending on your individual circumstances there are other means of support available

Council Tax Concessions

As a full time student you can apply for council tax reduction/exemption. This is dependent on who lives in your household.  You will need an official letter to apply for exemption which can be given to you by Lampton LWA SCITT when you commence the course.

Parents’ Learning Allowance

Parents’ Learning Allowance helps towards your course costs, such as books, materials and travel. If you’re eligible, you could get up to £1,573  for 2015/16 depending on your household income.

You can apply for Parents’ Learning Allowance when you apply for student finance.  Click here.

Childcare Grant

If you’re eligible, the amount you may get will depend on:

  • your household income;
  • the cost of your childcare;
  • the number of children you have.

This could currently be up to £159.59 per week if you have one child or up to £273.60 per week if you have two or more children.

If you’re living and studying in England, you can apply for Childcare Grant if you use childcare that is registered or approved with OFSTED. Click here.

Child Tax Credit

You can claim Child Tax Credit if you have children under 16 (or under 20 in approved education or training).  You could currently get a basic amount of up to £545 a year. This is known as the ‘family element’.  You could get extra elements on top of this.  How much you get depends on things like your income and circumstances (e.g. if your child is disabled). Click here.

The Adult Dependants’ Grant

Full-time students in higher education with an adult who depends on them financially can currently apply for an Adult Dependants’ Grant of up to £2834. Click here.

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)

These are grants to help meet the extra course costs students may face because of a disability.  DSAs can help pay for:

  • specialist equipment you need for studying;
  • non-medical helpers, such as a note-taker or reader;
  • extra travel costs you have to pay because of your disability ;
  • other costs.

DSAs are paid on top of the main student finance package, or on their own. You don’t have to pay DSAs back and they’re not counted as income when working out whether you get benefits or Tax Credits. Click here.

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