Student Finance 18 / 19

Higher Education Student Finance - Key Points 2018 / 19 Starts

You don't have to pay anything up front!

Tuition Fees for Home/EU Students:

  • Degree - £9,000/year
  • Masters Degree - £9,000/year

International Students:

  • £12,049/year

Additional costs to consider:

  • Accommodation 2018/19 - £5,295/year (includes £1,000 for food)

You can apply for:

Degree Tuition Fee Loan:

  • Paid direct to the College.
  • Pay back when earning more than £21,000.
  • Repayment liability starts the year after completing the course.

Maintenance Loan:

The maximum maintenance loan for 2018 / 19 is as follows:

  • £8,430 maximum if you live away from home.
  • £7,097 maximum if you live at home.
  • Paid in to your bank account after registering on the course.
  • Pay back when earning more than £21,000.
  • Repayment liability starts the year after completing your course.

Scholarships:

  • For 2018 entry - applicable to first year of study.
  • £1,000 scholarship.
  • Set criteria against which allocations are made, such as household income less than £25,000.
  • Students showing hardship will be eligible to apply for financial support.

Bursaries:

Students showing hardship will be eligible to apply for a bursary to a maximum of £1,000.

Postgraduate Loans:

Postgraduate loans are now available for Masters courses.

  • Student loans will be available up to a maximum value of £10,000. 
  • Available for both taught and research Masters programmes in all disciplines, whether the course is studied full-time, part-time or as distance learning.
  • Students aged under 60 will be eligible.
  • Loans will be subject to an interest rate of RPI+3% and repayments will not begin until 2019.
  • Repayments will be income-contingent and made concurrently with undergraduate loans. Rates will be set at 6% of annual income over £21,000.

Find out more.

Part-Time Students

  • Foundation Degree - £6,000/year
  • Honours Top Up Degree - £4,500/year
  • Masters Degree - £4,500/year
  • PGCE/Cert Ed. - £4,500

Part time students can only apply for:

Tuition Fee Loan:

  • Paid direct to the College.
  • Pay back when earning more than £21,000.
  • Has to be paid back
    • the April four years after the start of your course, or
    • the April after you finish or leave your course, whichever comes first.
  • If you leave your course early, you may have to begin repaying before this.
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