The full fee is paid by everyone who doesn’t qualify for the senior, concessionary or international fee.
Some of our courses are available with a reduced fee for seniors.
You may be able to pay the senior fee if you:
Are aged 65 years or over at the start of the course.
Have a household income of less than £15,276 a year or rely entirely on a state pension.
The government don't offer an automatic concession for retired people, so the senior fee is entirely subsidised by City Lit. Due to this, we offer a senior fee on most of our daytime courses only.
If you wish to pay the senior fee please select the senior fee option in the checkout as you book your course online, tick the senior fee option on the printed enrolment form, or let us know when booking by telephone.
You may be able to pay the concessionary fee if you are getting one of these benefits and you email us evidence of this before your course starts.
Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)* - Please show us your recent letter from Job Centre Plus/DWP confirming you're in receipt of this benefit. Unfortunately, we cannot accept Jobseeker’s Allowance appointment booklets as valid evidence.
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)* - Please show us your recent letter from Job Centre Plus/DWP confirming you're in receipt of this benefit.
Universal Credit (UC)* - Please show us your most recent Universal Credit Statement. This needs to include any deductions and income. Your take home pay (disregarding Universal Credit payments and other benefits) is less than £617 a month (sole benefit claim) or £988 joint income a month (benefit claim with partner).
*You must give us your National Insurance number (you can do this over the phone when you enrol or email it to us at email@example.com).
Income Support (IS)** - Please show us your official letter/evidence
Working and Child tax credits (WTC)** - Please show us your original full award certificate from Inland Revenue.
Pension Credit (PC)** - Please show us your original full award certificate from Inland Revenue.
Council Tax Reduction (CTR)** - Please show us your official letter/evidence. Please note that we unfortunately can't accept Council Tax exemptions or Council Tax discounts (for example, single occupancy discount or full-time student exemption)
Housing Benefit (HB)** - Please show us your official letter/evidence.
**Your take home pay (disregarding benefits) is less than £617 a month (sole benefit claim) or less than £988 joint income a month (benefit claim with partner).
Email your evidence to: Infoline@citylit.ac.uk
Please check that your evidence:
- is dated within the last 6 months from the start date of your course
- shows your name as a claimant
- is presented or emailed to us within 2 weeks or before the course start date (whichever is sooner)
- is presented to us in one of the following file formats: PDF, JPG, .DOC / .DOCX
- is not a password protected file or document
If you are getting Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit and do not have a recent letter you can request one online: Get a proof of benefit letter - GOV.UK (dwp.gov.uk)
Unfortunately, we can't accept Incapacity Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Child Tax Credit or Carer's Allowance as evidence of entitlement to reduced (concessionary) fees.
Concessionary fee places
We reserve the right to limit the number of concessionary places on any course and/or change the guidelines on entitlement to concessionary fees. We are committed to making our courses affordable to as wide a group as possible. If you're interested in enrolling on a course and are worried about paying the fees, or if you have any questions, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org