Fee Support


The fee support available to you depends on when you started your course. Did you start your course:

Tuition Fee Loan

As a continuing part-time student or a part-time distance learning student who started your course on or after 1st September 2014, you could get a Tuition Fee Loan to help pay for your tuition fees.

How much can you get?

Your study locationMaximum Tuition Fee Loan available in 2017/18Maximum Tuition Fee Loan available in 2016/17
If you're at a Welsh university or college or studying at the Open University £2,625 £2,625
If you're at a UK university or college outside Wales £6,935 £6,750
If you're at a privately funded UK university or college outside Wales £4,625 £4,500

If the tuition fee charged by your university or college is more than the Tuition Fee Loan available, then you’ll have to fund the difference yourself (this may be the case for a privately funded university or college).

You must also be studying an average course intensity of at least 25% to get a Tuition Fee Loan.

How it's paid

We pay the Tuition Fee Loan directly to your university or college in three instalments within the academic year. The first payment of the Tuition Fee Loan is made after we receive confirmation from your university or college that you’re in attendance on your course.

Repayment

You must repay your Tuition Fee Loan including any interest. Interest is added to your loan balance from the day the first loan payment is made to your university or college.

You can get more information on the repayment of your student loan from the following guide:

Useful guides

We’ve produced a quick guide that explains the key facts about the loans available to part-time students.

This guide provides information about the financial support available to part-time students.

You can also view our film:

Fee Grant

As a continuing part-time student who started your course before the 1st of September 2014 , you could get a Fee Grant to help pay for your tuition fees.

How much can you get?

The amount of Fee Grant available to you depends on your course intensity .

This table sets out the maximum Fee Grant you could get, based on the intensity of your study.

Course intensityMaximum Fee Grant available
50%-59% £690
60%-74% £820
75% or more £1,025


How much you get is also affected by your income and/or your partner’s income.

Household IncomeAmount of Fee Grant
Less than £16,865 Maximum Fee Grant
£16,865 to £25,435 Partial Fee Grant (at least £50)
More than £25,435 No Fee Grant

How it's paid?

The Fee Grant is paid directly to your university or college.

Useful guides

We’ve produced a quick guide that explains the key facts about the grants available to part-time students

This guide provides information about the financial support available to part-time students.





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