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:


( As of September 2021)


Low wage limit- For free tuition fees

Greater Manchester Combined Authority


Liverpool City Region


Greater London Authority


North of Tyne Combined Authority


West Midlands Combined Authority


West of England Combined Authority


West Yorkshire Combined Authority


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


We recommend you speak to your WEA organiser or contact the WEA Support services Team by email at [email protected] or telephone: 0300 303 3464 for more information.