Access Programme

Fees and Funding

Information to help you estimate how much it will cost to study on the Access Programme.


The fee for the Access Programme is £643. Payment will be due shortly after the programme starts, and a member of COL staff will contact you in September to arrange this.

Funding Options

Payment of Fees

If you are expecting SAAS funding, evidence that you have been granted the award should be sent to as soon as you receive it, and no later than September. You are responsible for payment of any remaining balance not covered by SAAS, in part or in full, if SAAS funding not obtained. If you are not able to present evidence of SAAS funding by this date, please let us know. SAAS decisions can take time to process so we encourage you to apply for SAAS funding as early as possible.

If you are self-funding, payment can be made in full or split into two payments. Payment for students must be received by the following time frames:


Self-funding / Student Contribution | Payment in Full Self-funding / Student Contribution | Payment Plan
100% due by September 50% due by September
  50% due by January

You are welcome to contact us to discuss any payment issues or alternative payment plans. If you would like to speak to someone, please contact

Fees can be paid online via the University's own payment gateway. Students will be contacted after the start of the programme with payment instructions.

Cost of Materials

The course fee does not include the cost of materials. This includes any materials you may need to buy for the Access Art & Design courses. Details of any materials to be supplied by you will be provided prior to the start of the Programme. We estimate that the cost of materials will be around £50-£70 for the full programme.

More Information

If you have any questions about course fees or funding, please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you are accepted on to the Access Programme we will provide you with full details of how to apply to SAAS and other payment options.