Investing in Your Future

Studying an HNC, HND, Access to HE or Foundation Degree at TyneMet gives you the opportunity to really invest in your future and give you value for your money at the same time. With a competitive fee structure, we offer flexible payment schemes and free financial advice from our dedicated Student Advisors in the Gateway team. This means you can fulfil your ambitions to get yourself into a career that you really want.

Our Student Advisors are happy to help and are on-hand experts in issues surrounding financial support, childcare and travel. Please email us at or call 0191 229 5000 to speak to a Student Advisor.

Download our comprehensive guide to Financial Support for Higher Education students

Higher Education Loans

As a TyneMet undergraduate student, you may qualify for a range of financial support to help you with your HE studies. You can apply for a student loan to help pay tuition fees and a maintenance loan to help with living expenses. You may also qualify for a number of different grants (eligibility criteria apply).

If you have learning difficulties and/or disabilities you may be entitled to disabled student allowance (DSA) to help with the costs of the support that you may require whilst studying with us. For more information on DSA go to:

For more general information about the support available through Student Finance go to:

Higher Education Scholarships

If you are studying on a University of Sunderland programme at Tyne Metropolitan College you may be eligible for a scholarship through the University. Further information is available here.

Advanced Learning Loans 

Advanced Learning Loans are similar to Higher Education loans, but are for Further Education (FE) students studying a certificate or diploma at level 3 or 4. The Advanced Learning Loan is accessible for students aged 19 years or above, studying on a number of FE courses including Access to Higher Education programmes.

You don’t need to pay anything back until you start earning over £25,725 per year, however if your loan is for an Access to Higher Education programme and you progress to complete a Higher Education programme, you will not pay back your FE loan at all.

For more information about the Advanced Learning Loans go to:

Advanced Learning Loan Bursary Fund

The Advanced Learning Loans Bursary Fund is to support students who have had an Advanced Learning Loan approved by the Student Loan Company for a level 3 or level 4 certificate or diploma and who have a household income of less than £30,000. The fund is used to support students with travelling expenses, childcare, additional learning support (ALS) and cases of extreme hardship.

Application forms and guidance leaflets are available from the Gateway at Coast Road Campus and Queen Alexandra Sixth Form.

Financial Hardship

If you are struggling to attend and stay at College due to financial circumstances, please book an appointment to speak to one of our Student Finance Advisors who will be happy to offer advice and support to help keep you on track. Appointments can be booked through the Gateway at Coast Road Campus and Queen Alexandra Sixth Form or by phone on 0191 229 5000 (key option 2).

Next steps

The Gateway Team are ready to help explain courses, finance and support (course fees may increase in line with inflation). To contact a member of the Gateway Team call 0191 229 5000 (option 2) or email