Some students may be eligible for free tuition fees for courses level 2 and below.

This is based on the student’s individual salary.

Salary threshold will be dependent on where you live and whether you live in a Mayoral Combined Authority. All students will need to complete a form and show evidence of their salary. 

Below  are some examples of the type of evidence we require – dated within 3 months of your course start date:

  • Pay slip 
  • Current contract - detailing your salary
  • Self-Employment tax return 
  • Other evidence on discussion

Please find the Regional Low wage eligibilities:

2021-2022

( As of September 2021)

Region

Low wage limit- For free tuition fees

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

£18,525.00

Liverpool City Region

£18,525.00

Greater London Authority

£21,157.50.

North of Tyne Combined Authority

£18,135.00

West Midlands Combined Authority

£18,135.00

West of England Combined Authority

£18,525.00

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

£17,374.50

For regions not part of a combined authority (ESFA funded regions)

£17,374.50

We recommend you speak to your WEA organiser or contact the WEA Support services Team by email at studentsupport@wea.org.uk or telephone: 0300 303 3464 for more information.