Tuition fees - new full-time students

This page explains the tuition fee support available to new 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.

2018/19

Maximum you can be chargedTuition Fee Loan available
Studying at a regulated university or college in Wales £9,000 £9,000
Studying at a regulated university or college in the rest of the UK £9,250 £9,250
Studying an approved course at a non-regulated university or college in the UK No restrictions £6,165

2017/18

Maximum you can be chargedTuition Fee Loan availableFee Grant available
Studying at a regulated university or college in Wales £9,000 £4,046 £4,954
Studying at a regulated university or college in the rest of the UK £9,250 £4,296 £4,954
Studying an approved course at a non-regulated university or college in the UK No restrictions £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.

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.



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