Fee Support

If you started your course before 1 September 2014 you should contact us for more information.

Tuition Fee Loan

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

If you’ve been accepted on the Erasmus exchange program, you won’t be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan.

How much can you get?

Your study locationTuition Fee Loan available in 2018/19
If you're at a Welsh university or college or studying at the Open University £2,625
If you're at a UK university or college outside Wales £6,935
If you're at a privately funded UK university or college outside Wales £4,625

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 payments are made after we receive confirmation from your university or college that you’re in attendance on your course.


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 and what interest you’ll be charged by visiting our Repayment Quick Start Guide

Useful guide

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

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