Government loans

The government offers student loans to help with living costs and fees. Both are assessed by Student Finance England and provided by the Student Loans Company (SLC).

Maintenance loans

These are repayable loans to help cover the cost of everyday living expenses like accommodation, food and books. The rates are based on:

  • Your household (family) income
  • Whether or not you are living at home
  • The duration of your course

Tuition fee loans

Eligible full-time undergraduate students will not have to pay fees before they start university or while they are studying.

Instead eligible students will be able to apply for a Student loan for fees to cover these costs. This means they won't have to find the money before they start their course or while they are studying, and the fees will be paid direct to the university or college on their behalf.

What next?

Find out how much you could get towards your study and living costs with our student funding calculator.

These government websites contain more information about the loans available.  You can apply for support from February/March before you start course. You don't have to wait until you've been offered a place.

Are you an EU student? The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting in September 2017 will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants - and will be for the duration of their course - even if the UK exits the European Union during that period. The government has made the same commitment for EU students starting in September 2018.

NHS Business Services Authority student bursaries for health care students.

Financial support from the University is available to all registered students who are facing financial difficulty.