College Fees

There are no tuition fees to worry about. The College does not charge tuition fees for full-time students from within the EU who were under 19 years of age on 31st August of the academic year in which you enrol at College.

Student Fund

Students are asked to contribute £65 for the time that they are attending the College towards the College Student Fund which supports a range of student activities, e.g. trips and visits, affiliation to sports and student bodies, tutor group prizes, work undertaken by student services, contributions to essential field trips and a donation to the Student Executive.

College Deposit

A £55 returnable College deposit is also charged to encourage the return of books at the end of the student’s time at College.

Subject Specific Fees

Most main text books are provided. In general, day-to-day stationery materials are not provided and you will have to contribute towards specialist materials in some practical subjects, eg. Art, 3D Design, Photography etc. Other courses may involve visits and/or field trips, which will require contributions from you, which could be up to half the cost.

*Additional help is available for those with unfavourable financial circumstances. Further details will be available when you attend the College. Other costs could be incurred in other specialist areas, eg. BTEC Performing Arts, A-level Dance and Drama where students are expected to attend theatre events as a compulsory part of the course.

It is important that you check in the prospectus for subject specific fees.


The Ensign 'CollegeBus' Pass - provides an alternative and flexible way of getting to and from Palmer's College at a cost of £42* a month, which includes unlimited travel on all Ensign/First Bus buses. *T&C apply.


Discounted student season tickets are available on the Southend to Fenchurch. Street line. Palmer’s College students can register online for a C2C smartcard at and follow the instructions to save a third off rail travel to college.

Trips and Visits

As part of some courses, trips are organised for students and often part funded by The William Palmer Trust. Most of the trips are compulsory parts of the course eg, theatre events must be attended by BTEC Performing Arts students, A-level Dance and A-level Drama & Theatre Studies students. This year saw A2 Graphic Design students going to New York as part of their course.

Exam Fees

The College will pay for students’ examination entries except in cases where a student fails to meet coursework deadlines or their work/attendance has been unsatisfactory.

College ID

Students are issued with an ID card when they start College at no cost. These need to be retained and returned when they leave. Failure to return the card will result in a £5 administration charge being made.

Replacement cards are also charged at £5 each. Payment should be made to the Finance Office and the receipt taken to Reception who will issue a new card.

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