Don’t let finance hold you back. With no upfront fees to pay1, funding you don’t need to pay back, low-cost loans and a whole range of other incentives, financing your course may be easier than you think.
Fees and loans
At £8,2502 per year, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate courses offer great value for money. Fees for part-time higher education courses will be charged on a pro rata basis. It can be cheaper to undertake a course part-time but it will take you longer to complete your qualification.
Fees for part-time students
Students studying part of a higher education qualification (for example, a proportion of the modules) will be charged on a pro rata basis. Students undertaking full higher education on a part-time basis must pay the full annual higher education fee. It may however be possible to pay the fee in smaller instalments rather than paying the full cost upfront.
Fees for Higher National Certificate (HNC) students
HNC course fees are £8,2502. However they may be studied over multiple years so payment can be staggered. For autumn starts running over 2 full academic years, payment is 50% per year at the start of each year. For HNCs starting in January/February that run over 3 academic years, payment is 50% per year for the first 2 years and nothing in year 3.
A tuition fee loan with nothing to pay upfront
Student loans are available to cover the full cost of your tuition fees.1 You don’t have to pay anything upfront1 and there’s nothing to pay back until you’re qualified and earning at least £25,725 a year3.
A maintenance loan to help makes ends meet during study
If you’re studying a full-time course you can apply for a maintenance loan to help with living costs. Maintenance loans depend on your household income: if you’re under 25 and living with parents/guardians the maximum you can get is £7,529, those over 25 or living away from home could get up to the maximum £8,9444.
Nothing to repay until you’re earning £25,725 a year
The great thing about both tuition fee and maintenance loans is that you don’t need to pay anything back until you’re earning at least £25,7253 a year. The table below gives you an idea of what your monthly repayments could be.
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Fees and payment information is available for international students in our International Student Fees Policy.
You may be eligible to apply for additional financial support depending on your circumstances.