Tuition fee loans
Full-time students entering higher education for the first time and who fulfil the eligibility criteria will not have to pay their tuition fees upfront as Tuition Fee Loans are available. Students can apply for a loan to cover all or part of their fees
New part-time UK and EU students are eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan provided they are studying at least 25 per cent of an equivalent full-time course in the relevant academic year. A loan of up to £6,935 per year will be available to cover tuition fees (correct for 2017/18) Part-time students are not eligible for living cost loans.
You will only start paying the loan back when you are earning at least £21,000.
For more information about applying for Tuition Fee Loans, please visit gov.uk
See the table below for more information on how and when to apply for your loan.
Students normally resident in England or the EU can check whether they are eligible for support for 2017/18 entry by downloading Student Finance England's Student Finance Eligibility factsheet.
Maintenance Loans for full-time students
Eligible UK full-time undergraduate students can also apply for loans to cover their living costs while they are studying. Part-time students and EU students are not eligible for maintenance support, but may qualify for other funding (see below for additional sources of funding).
The amount you receive depends on your household income:
- A loan of up to £8,430 per year will be available if you live away from home while you study.
- A loan of up to £7,097 per year will be available if you live with your parents.
For more information about applying for Maintenance Loans go to the gov.uk site.
The following table provides a guide to how much you could receive in Maintenance Loans according to your household income if you are living away from home:
|Household income||Living cost loan|
|£25,000 or less||£8,430|
For more information about applying for Maintenance Loans gov.uk site.
Students from Wales* can access a summary of support available from Student Finance Wales here.
Students from Scotland* can find a summary of support available from Students Awards Agency Scotland here .
Students from Northern Ireland * can find a summary of support available from Student Finance Northern Ireland here.
*For guidance only.
Additional sources of funding
Further support is available from the government for eligible:
- Full-time students with dependent children
- Full-time students with an adult who depends on them financially
- Disabled students
To find out more about these additional sources of support, please click here
Student Finance Calculator
Students from England or the European Union (EU) starting a new course in the 2016/17 academic year can use the Student Finance Calculator to estimate student loans and extra student funding, eg if you're disabled or have children.
Your result will be more accurate if you know your annual household income (your parents' or partner's income plus your own).
The calculator will give you a guide to the amount of funding you are likely to receive, subject to your eligibility for funding. Your result will be more accurate if you know your annual household income (your parents' or partner's income plus your own).
To access the calculator on the Student Finance England website, please click here.
A similar calculator for Students from Wales is available here.
For more information about how you would repay your loan and how much your repayments are likely to be please click here Or, take a look at the repayments calculator on Moneysavingexpert.com here.
Need more information?
If you can't find the information you are looking for, try our Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the University's Students and Money team on +44 (0) 1962 827008 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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