Tuition fee loans may be available for students studying for their first higher education qualification which is at least 25% of the intensity of the equivalent full-time course.
Tuition fee loans are not means-tested and you can be apply for up to the maximum amount of your fees, which is ￡6,935 in 2021/22. Tuition fee loans are paid directly to the university so you don’t have to worry about arranging payment.
Eligible courses for the Tuition fee loan include:
- a Bachelor's Degree, e.g. BA, BSc or LLB;
- a Foundation Degree (FdA, FdSc);
- a Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE);
- a Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE);
- Initial Teacher Training (ITT).
Part time students who are studying a first degree e.g. BA/BSc or an Initial Teacher Training course at an intensity of at least 25% in the academic year may be eligible to apply for the part time maintenance loan. How much you get depends on your household income, course intensity and where you will be living while studying. As a part time student, you also have the opportunity to pursue part-time employment along with your studies to balance the costs.
For more information about funding for part-time study, you can visit the GOV.uk website.
We recommend applying as soon as the application process opens in February/March. You do not need to have an offer of a place before you apply-just choose which university and course would be your first choice on your application. You can change this information very easily online later.
For more guidance on applying for a student loan, visit the Student Room's student finance guide.