Access Programme

Fees and Funding

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

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS*

Due to the COVID-19 situation, SAAS have currently suspended applications for the Part-time Fee Grant. Please continue to check the SAAS website directly for any updates on this  situation and contact SAAS directly with any queries you may have.

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Programme Fee

The programme fee for 2020/21 is £710. You don't have to pay this until after the programme starts.

Funding Options

Payment of Fees

If you are expecting SAAS funding, evidence that you have been granted the award must be presented in-person to our Reception during the first Semester. 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 in 2020/21 must be received by the following dates:

Self-funding / Student Contribution | Payment in Full Self-funding / Student Contribution | Payment Plan
100% due by Friday 27 September 2020 50% due by Friday 27 September 2020
  50% due by Friday 29 January 2021

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 finance.col@ed.ac.uk.

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.