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Student Finance

  • The Student Loans Company will normally provide a loan to students to fund:
    • Tuition Fees - Loan up to £9000 per year for 3 years
    • Maintenance Loan say £3610 per year
    • Additional funds may be available to students from poor or disadvantaged families.
    • Bursaries or Scholarships may also be available from universities.  Such funds are not loans but gifts!  Ask!
    • Hardship funds can also be claimed by the poorest students.
    • Threshold family incomes below say £25,000 is considered low and may entitle bursaries of say £1000 as well as assistance with housing and tuition fees.
    • Children who were in care prior to age 16 may also now be entitled to subsequent assistance at uni -  a single payment of £2000 paid by the local authority.
    • Student Unions provide details of such bodies in any area.
    • The above relates to England - not e.g. Scotland or Wales.
  • Grants to UK students studying abroad as part of a course or a work placement may be available see Erasmus Students via the EU paid by home unis.
    • EU countries are banded and each band determines the grant payable up to say 500 Euros plus tuition fee waivers.  See tuition fees across Europe.
Published: 29 September 2015 Last Updated: 17 November 2021