Student Finance and Bursary Scheme
Part-Time Student Finance
The following degree programmes, validated by The University of Reading, are registered with the Student Loans Company allowing our students to apply for loans and grants where eligible.
- BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
- BSc (Hons) Construction Management
- BSc (Hons) Estate Management
- BSc (Hons) Property Management
- BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying
We are also applying for the CEM degree programmes, launching in October 2013, to be registered with the Student Loans Company as 'designated' i.e. eligible courses
Tuition Fee Loans
Since September 2012, if you are applying to CEM as a new student for an eligible course, you may be entitled to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan - just as you would if you were studying for a degree at any other UK university. The maximum amount you will be entitled to is £4,500 per year, however, the good news is that our fees are set well below this threshold.
Student loans are available to all UK and EU students, who reside in England.
How to Apply
Apply for your student loan directly from Student Finance England via the following link www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
For students who started a course prior to September 2012 and those new or existing students who reside in Wales or Northern Ireland then you are still entitled to apply for a Fee Grant
How to Apply
If you are an existing student who has applied for finance before you should be send this information directly however full details can be found at Student Finance England via the following link www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
Disabled Students' Allowance
Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) provide extra financial help for disabled students. You may get DSAs if you have a disability, long-term health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia.
The following CEM courses are registered with the Student Loans Company allowing CEM students to apply for DSAs where eligible.
- BSc(Hons) Building Surveying
- BSc(Hons) Construction Management
- BSc(Hons) Estate Management
- BSc(Hons) Property Management
- BSc(Hons) Quantity Surveying
- BSc(Hons) Building Services and Quantity Surveying
- MSc Facilities Management
- MSc Conservation of the Historic Environment
- MSc Property Investment
- MSc Real Estate
- MSC Surveying
- MBA Real Estate and Construction Management
If you live in England you can find details of what's available and how to apply at www.direct.gov.uk/dsas
Discover DSA is a website that will help you to understand the Disabled Student Allowance.
If you live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland you will need to contact:
New Student Bursary Scheme
CEM has a discretionary bursary scheme to help new students on low incomes or in financial need. The scheme, in the form of discounted fees for the duration of the course, will help students participate in selected CEM courses.
New Student Bursary Scheme funding is available to students studying any BSc(Hons) degree programme, the Diploma in Surveying Practice and the Diploma in Construction Practice.
The scheme is open to students applying from any country, who have been offered a place on the programme, having satisfied all the usual eligibility criteria.
Other forms of Financial Assistance
Professional and Career Development Loans (UK residency criteria apply) are commercial bank loans that can be used to help pay for work-related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year's relevant unpaid practical work). The government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loan product. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries.
As a Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you make an informed decision about whether the loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit Directgov or call Next Step free on 0800 100 900.
Our learning provider registration number is: 1410.