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Frequently Asked Questions


  • How will the current Covid-19 situation affect my course next year?


When you start college in September it is likely that your learning will be blended. This means some of your learning will be done in smaller groups face to face on campus with your tutor and some of your learning will be done at home remotely.  We are working extremely hard to put plans in place to facilitate this and you will be the first to know when this is confirmed, within an acceptable time frame.


Please see the Selby College website for the latest statement on Covid-19. [https://selby.ac.uk/news-events/college-news/news-from-2019-2020/coronavirus-covid-19-selby-college-latest-information/]


  • What support is available?

Our higher education groups are generally small, so you will have plenty of contact with your tutors, together with specialist study skills and pastoral support from the start of your course.  For more information on the support available to HE students, please see the video about support for HE students on the Selby College website: https://selby.ac.uk/higher-education/meet-the-team/ .


  • How will I fit in - I am worried that I will be much older than other students?

We have a significant number of mature students across the full range of our HE courses at Selby College.  This is because our courses are designed with condensed timetables so that our students can balance their studies with their external commitments, such as work and family.  We also offer lots of study skills support from the start of our HE courses to help mature students who are returning to education after a break.


  • Is there any on-site parking and how much is it?

We have a large car park on site which students are able to use providing they have a parking permit (issued by the college). Parking is included in the tuition fees paid by all higher education students.


  • Will there be a graduation ceremony?

Yes, there will be a graduation ceremony at the end of completing your course. This is usually held in October at Selby Abbey. 


  • How big will my class be?

Class sizes are generally small, which gives each student a great opportunity to interact with their tutors and get to know the other students on their course.  The small number of students in our HE groups is consistently rated as a key strength of the HE experience at Selby College in our student satisfaction surveys.


  • How much will my course cost?

All prices for each course are listed on the Selby College website course list:  https://selby.ac.uk/higher-education/higher-education-course-list/ .

For more information about fees and student finance please contact the Higher Education team – see contact details below.


  • How will I pay for my course?

You can choose to pay for your course in a few different ways.  Most of our students take out a tuition fee loan – for details of this funding, including eligibility, see: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance.

A number of our students choose to self-fund or are employer funded. For more information about these methods of funding and payment schemes available, please contact the HE Team – see contact details below.



  • Is there any help with living costs?

Full time students can apply for a Maintenance Loan via Student Finance England. (subject to eligibility).  The amount of Maintenance Loan available depends on your household income; the student finance calculator can give you an estimate of the amount you could claim: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator  .  Some level 6 part time student may also be eligible for this. For more information please speak with the HE Team or visit the following website https://www.gov.uk/student-finance .


  • Can I study my course part time?

We have a variety of different HE courses you can study at Selby College across a range of subject areas, and the majority have the option of studying full time or part time. For the full list of courses and full time/part time options, please visit the Selby College website https://selby.ac.uk/higher-education/higher-education-course-list/If you would like to discuss your options for part time study with one of the Higher Education team, please get in touch – see contact details below.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Higher Education Office on +44 (0)1757 211114, or email highereducation@selby.ac.uk .  You can Meet the Team on the Selby College website https://selby.ac.uk/higher-education/meet-the-team/ .