Tuition fees for London Contemporary Dance School are set by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. The Conservatoire’s tuition fees for all UK undergraduate students will be £9,000 per year for entry in 2012-13.
If you are an EU student new to higher education, you can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England and may not have to pay anything upfront. You may be entitled to a discount on your fees and to financial support from the affiliate schools.
If you are an EU student intending to study in the UK, depending on your circumstances you may be entitled to:
- a tuition fee loan which you repay after graduating
- help with living costs and certain other expenses
You will need to reapply for each year of your training.
More information for students from the EU can be found on the Student Finance website. Because this is a new system, it is likely that you will not be able to apply for income assessment or for a student loan before February 2012.
This will not affect your application to LCDS. For this year, if we need you to fill in alternative financial information to enable us to consider you for financial support, we will let you know. We are aiming to let successful applicants know their level of financial support at the time we offer them a place.
If you take out a tuition fee loan and/or a maintenance loan from Student Finance England, you will not have to repay anything until after you have graduated and are earning a minimum salary.
Key facts about repayments:
- You won’t repay anything until you are earning £21,000
- You will only repay 9% of what you earn above £21,000, ie if you earn £25,000, you will repay 9% of £4,000, which works out as £30 per month
- After 30 years, the debt is written off
- If you never earn over £21,000 you will never pay anything back
- Student loans are not recorded on your credit rating file, ie this should not impact on your ability to get a mortgage
There is a table outlining what your loan repayments may look like on the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.
The MoneySavingExpert website has a useful summary of how student loans work.
Students may also apply for
- Conservatoire Scholarships
a range of scholarships available to UK/EU undergraduates in the form of fee discounts which means your debt after graduating will be reduced. Scholarships are awarded on the bases of talent and/or financial and other circumstances, and can be worth up to £4,000 per year
- Fund for Excellence Bursaries
cash awards for students, awarded to undergraduate students termly on the bases of need, and the efforts they have taken to mitigate that need.
- Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website
Comprehensive online guide to finance for CDD students from 2012
This page has information on financial support available to EU undergraduate students:
This information only applies to students starting a course in 2012. If you have already started your course, click here for details on fees for continuing students.