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Information on the different types of funding options which are available to you for our Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees

 

Undergraduate students - Student Finance

Tuition Fee Loans are obtained from Student Finance England and are used to pay the cost of your tuition fees.

You apply for a Tuition Fee Loan through Student Finance England; please refer to the website www.gov.uk/student-finance to check deadlines and eligibility. For a guide on how to create an SFE account click here.

For a step by step guide on how to submit an application:

Tuition Fee Loans are paid back after you finish your course and you are earning over £27,295 a year, £2,274 a month or £524 a week.

Students eligible for the Undergraduate Loan can be awarded:

  • A loan of up to £9250 to cover the tuition fees for the academic year
  • A loan of up to £12,382 to help with living expenses – the amount you can borrow will depend on your family's finances
  • Maintenance Loans are obtained from Student Finance England and are available for students to help contribute towards living costs. The amount Student Finance will loan you can depend on certain factors:
  • Where you live when you study (at the parental home, away from home in London or elsewhere)
  • Your family household income (this is called ‘income assessment’)

Eligibility

  • Living in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for 3 years before starting their course
  • Either a UK national or Irish citizen, settled under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Granted indefinite leave to remain for other reasons
  • A child of a Swiss national and have a settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • An EEA or Swiss worker, or the family member of an EEA or Swiss Worker, and have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Humanitarian protection or the family member of someone with this status
  • Refugee status or the family member of someone with this status
  • Stateless status or the family member of someone with this status
  • Leave to remain under section 67 of the Immigration act

 

Undergraduate students - Self-Funding

If you plan to self-fund your tuition fees or are unable to obtain a student loan we have some key dates and terms and conditions which you will need to know.

Please read our guide:

Self-Funding Tuition Fees, What you need to know for May 2020

Self-Funding Tuition Fees, What you need to know for September 2020

Self-Funding Tuition Fees, What you need to know for January 2021

Self-Funding Tuition Fees, What you need to know for May 2021

Self-Funding Tuition Fees, What you need to know for September 2021

Payment methods for self-funding students

Payment can be made by using one of the following methods:

  • In person at the university by credit or debit card (Visa or MasterCard)
  • By bank transfer into our account (quote Full Name and ARUL ID in the reference): 

Bank name: Allied Irish Bank

Bank swift ID: AIBKGB2L

Account name: LCA London LTD

Account number: 0102 4313

Sort- Code: 23-83-95

  • On the “VLE” via an online payment by credit or debit card

Postgraduate students

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) is a loan of up to £11,570 for new postgraduate students starting in 2021/22. You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan if you:

  • Are aged under 60 on the first day of the academic year
  • Don’t already hold a Masters qualification (or equivalent or higher-level qualification)
  • Are a UK National or Irish Citizen or have a ‘settled status’ with no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK
  • Have been an ordinarily resident in the UK and Ireland for three years on the first day of the first academic year of your course.
  • Have a settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
  • Child of a Swiss national and you and your parent have a settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme
  • Child of a Turkish Worker who has permission to stay in the UK – they and their Turkish worker parent must have been living in the UK by 31st December 2020.

You will be able to apply for a PGL on the Student Finance website - www.logon.slc.co.uk. If you already have an account with Student Finance England from an undergraduate loan you should use this to apply for the PGL. If you are eligible for the PGL it will be paid directly into your UK bank account in three equal instalments each academic year. For a step by step guide on how to submit an appplication click here.