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This money matters guide outlines the financial support arrangements for UK students joining the Fastrack: Preparation for higher education programme at Edge Hill University in academic year 2024/25.

Please note that the information on these pages may be subject to change. 

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We are committed to providing financial support for Fastrack students. If you enrol and are studying on the Fastrack programme this year you may be eligible for some financial support. If eligible, this funding includes a financial contribution towards the following costs only:

  • Travel Expenses – Help towards the cost of travelling from your home address to attend face-to-face sessions on campus. Covers up to a maximum of £80 per week.
  • Childcare Costs – Help towards costs over and above any free childcare provision, through a registered provider.
  • Accommodation Fees – Help towards costs if you wish to stay in our halls of residence for the duration of the course. This is subject to your travel costs exceeding £80 per week. If your travel costs from home to campus are less than £80 per week and you still wish to apply to stay in halls, you may be eligible for a partial contribution towards the cost of your hall fees.

The Fastrack Fund provides a contribution towards each of the above and may not subsidise the full costs. The funding for successful applicants will be paid in two instalments following enrolment onto the Fastrack course.

A maximum overall award amount of £4,000 applies per student. You do not have to repay this funding.

Tuition fees

The Fastrack programme is free of charge to UK students joining the June 2025 intake.

How do I apply to the Fastrack Fund?
Fastrack funding eligibility criteria

Fastrack frequently asked questions

What does Fastrack funding cover?
What evidence will I need to supply for Fastrack funding?
How will I know if my application for Fastrack funding is approved?
If I’m eligible for funding, when will I receive my payment?
How are childcare costs paid?
Will I still be able to claim Universal Credit during the Fastrack programme?
When should I apply for Student Finance for my intended degree programme?
How should I apply for Student Finance?


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Scholarships are available to apply for upon your enrolment on the Fastrack course.

You will need to apply for these scholarships while studying the Fastrack course. If your application is successful you will receive the scholarship while studying your degree.

A range of scholarships are available to current full-time students. You can apply or be nominated once you enrol on a course, and begin studying with us.

Find more information on the full range of scholarships, including eligibility criteria for each award.

Sports Scholarships
Preparation for Higher Education Scholarship
Student Opportunity Fund

Disabled students’ allowance

You will not have access to a grant that contributes towards your living costs. However, if you have a disability or specific learning difficulty, you may be eligible for support to meet your individual needs. Find out more through the Government’s Disabled Students’ Allowance.

Disabled Students’ Allowances are worth up to £26,948 for eligible students in academic year 2024/25. These allowances help with the cost of specialist equipment, extra travel costs, or other support necessary to enable your studies.

If you feel you have a support requirement, we encourage you to arrange a chat with our Inclusive Services team.

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Further guidance

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