Tuition Fees

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Tuition help

Article _tuition 02Are you worried about tuition fees and covering living costs while you study? Look no further than here for all the financial information that you need. Universities in the UK charge annual tuition fees and for full time students in public institutions, these fees can be up to £9000/yr.

Fees can be even higher in private institutions, but, the good new is, most students can apply for a government loan to cover the cost of their fees, and these payments will go directly from the government to the university. Repayments only begin once you earn over £21,000 per annum, and when you reach this threshold, loans are paid back at 9% of your income over £21,000.

While you study, you will also need to cover living costs and other expenses. These additional costs vary depending on what you study and where. In almost all cases, additional grants, loans, and bursaries will be available to help you cover these costs.

Before you start university it is a good idea to have a look at what awards, bursaries, and other funds are available at the university you want to study at. This is additional money to help cover your fees and costs (completely separate to government assistance).

If you are from a lower income family, have dependants, or are disabled then there are even more options available to you including the new National Scholarship Programme, the Adult Dependants' Grant, the Childcare Grant and Parents' Learning Allowance, and various Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs).


 This table shows up-to-date information about student loans and grants available in the UK:

Type of support

What does it cover

Maximum amount available per year

Eligibility and Other Information

Repayments

Tuition fees loan

Student tuition fees

£9,000.00

Varies according to course, institution, and personal circumstances

Once you have graduated and are earning more than £21,000/yr

Living costs loan (maintenance loan)

Expenses while studying such as food and accommodation

£5,500.00

Varies according to course, institution, and personal circumstances

Once you have graduated and are earning more than £21,000/yr

Living costs grant (maintenance grant)

Expenses while studying such as good and accommodation

£3,250.00

Varies according to personal circumstances (family income and other factors)

None

National Scholarship Programme

Tuition fees and expenses

£3,000.00 (in total not per annum)

Family income must be less than £25k. Total amount varies according to university.

None

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)

Costs related to disabilities such as travel expenses, equipment, and carers.

Depends on individual circumstances

Varies according to disability needs

None

Grants for students with dependants

Childcare costs

A number of different grants are available. Depends on individual circumstances

Varies according to income and number of children

None

University bursaries and scholarships

Living costs and tuition fees

Varies according to institution

Varies according to institution

None

 

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