Tuition fees - continuing full-time students

This page explains the tuition fee support available to continuing full-time students. The amount they can get doesn’t depend on their household income.

It’s usually paid to their university or college in three instalments – 25% in the first term, 25% in the second term and 50% in the third term.

Students who started in 2012/13 or later

Maximum they can be charged2017/182018/19
Tuition Fee Loan available Fee Grant available Tuition Fee Loan available Fee Grant available
Studying at a regulated university or college in Wales £9,000 £4,046 £4,954 £4,200 £4,800
Studying at a regulated university or college in the rest of the UK £9,250 £4,296 £4,954 £4,450 £4,800
Studying an approved course at a non-regulated university or college in the UK No restrictions £6,165 £0 £6,165 £0

If they’re studying at a regulated university or college in the rest of the UK that’s charging £9,000 or less, the maximum Tuition Fee Loan available is £4,046 in 2017/18 or £4,200 in 2018/19.

To get a Fee Grant, their university or college must be charging fees higher than the available Tuition Fee Loan.

They can choose to take the Fee Grant only, but they’ll need to pay the amount equivalent to the available Tuition Fee Loan directly to their university or college themselves.

Studying overseas, work placements and Erasmus

The following tuition fee rates are based on the student studying at a regulated university or college in England, Wales or Scotland.

Maximum tuition fee they can be chargedTuition Fee Loan availableFee Grant available
On Erasmus and either studying abroad or on a work placement abroad £1,385 £710 £675
Studying abroad with less than 10 weeks at the home university or college £1,385 £710 £675
On a work placement year of a sandwich course with less than 10 weeks at the home university or college £1,850 £950 £900

Students should speak to their university or college if they’re not sure how much they’ll be charged.

Students who started in 2010/11 or 2011/12

Students who started their course in 2010/11 or 2011/12 should contact us if they need more information about what they can get.



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