Student Finance

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Students considering University need to consider how to finance the course.


Tuition Fees for 2017/2018

Up to £9,250.00 per year which is paid directly to the University through a tuition fee loan.


Maintenance Loans

A maintenance loan is money provided by the Government through student finance but is repayable after graduation when you have achieved the required salary threshold.

 Maximum for Academic Year 2016/2017  Loan Available
Living at home  £7,907.00
Living away from home outside London  £8,343.00
Living away from home in London  £11,002.00
Spending a year of a UK course studying abroad  £9,654.00

The amount that a student will receive will continue to depend on their family household income. 65% of the loan is guaranteed with 35% subject to a family income assessment.


National Scholarships Programme

Most Universities offer bursaries with varying criteria. When researching into different universities always look at the bursaries that they offer.


National Scholarships Programme

Universities and Colleges have their own rules on the National Scholarships Programme but they are designed for students whose family earn below £25,000.

www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance – This provides a portal linking to each institution’s NSP scheme.

Eligible students will receive a benefit of not less than £3,000.

The money could assist with tuition fees, accommodation and a cash bursary of up to £1,000.


Loan Repayments

 Annual Income  Monthly Repayments
 £21,000  £0
 £25,000  £30
 £27,000  £45

 Interest Rates (Interest rate linked to the Retail Price Index)

 Annual Income  Interest Rate
 £21,000  ‘No real rate’
 £21,000 – £41,000  ‘Tapered increase’
 Over £41,000  Maximum of RPI plus 3%

Maximum rate applies while studying. All repayments are collected by HMRC through PAYE. After 30 years the student is written off.


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