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’)
- 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