Student Money for HE
Please see below for information on loans, grants and bursaries available for higher education students.
Government Loans & Grants
Please see the government website for full information on Student Finance.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first higher education qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on certain criteria. The main student finance package for full time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan, and for part time students a tuition fee loan. Tuition Fee loans pay for your course. Maintenance loans help with living costs. You have to pay back loans when you earn £21,000 or more.
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund (ALF) - a non-repayable discretionary fund, gives students, facing hardship, extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. For more information, please contact Student Services: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01539 814700.
The College will be offering 2 x £2,000 bursaries to new full time undergraduate students in 2017. For more information, please contact Student Services.
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