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 new to higher education, you will not have to pay anything upfront and you may be entitled to a discount on your fees or a bursary to help with costs.
If you are an English domiciled student and this is your first degree you can apply for financial support from Student Finance England.
You can apply for:
- A tuition fee loan
- A maintenance loan (to help with living costs)
- An income-assessed maintenance grant (non repayable)
You will need to reapply for each year of your training.
Tuition fee loan
If you are new to higher education you can apply for a loan from Student Finance England (or equivalent) to cover the full cost of your fees. You do not have to pay anything upfront.
All English students can apply for a basic student loan to help with living costs, no matter what their household income. Students living away from home in London may borrow up to £7,675 in 2012/13.
Students with a household income of up to £42,600 can receive a non-repayable maintenance grant in addition to a maintenance loan.
Students with a household income of £25,000 or less can receive the full grant of £3,250 per year of study. Students with a household income of between £25,001 and £42,600 can receive a partial grant of between £50 and £3,250.
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.
The Your Future website offers further advice, including tools to estimate your loan entitlement and calculate your repayments.
For more information and to apply for financial support, visit the Student Finance England 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.
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.
If you are a student from Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales you can apply for financial support from the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government or the Northern Ireland Executive.
Click on the links below for information for:
*If you are a Welsh domiciled student, you can get a tuition fee loan of up to £3,465 and a tuition fee grant which will pay the balance of the full tuition fees up to a maximum of £9,000 – this does not have to be paid back.
- Conservatoire for Dance and Drama guide to fees and financial assistance 2012-13
pdf guide to student fees and available financial support
- 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 UK undergraduate students:
- Government grants and loans
- Other financial support
- Information for students from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales
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.