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. Tuition Fee Loans are paid back after you finish your course and you are earning over £25,000 a year.
Students from the UK and elsewhere in the EU are eligible for:
- A loan of up to cover tuition fees
- A loan 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’)
You don’t have to pay the loan back until you have graduated and are earning over £25,000 per year.
If you would like to start a Student Loan application you can start an application here – The Student Finance Application Portal.
For more information on how to complete your application please view our step-by-step guide – Undergraduate Loan - Student Finance Application Guide.
Alternatively you can view our ARU London narrated guide on how to apply for student finance here.