Part-time Student Funding

Part-time Student Funding

 

New and Continuing Part-time Students who started their course ON or AFTER September 2012

Part-time students who started their course from September 2012 onwards will be able to apply for a loan from Student Finance England for a loan to pay their tuition fees. To qualify for the loan students must be studying at a course intensity of at least 25% of the full-time equivalent per year. The loan will not take into account their household income.        

No grant is available from Student Finance England for new part-time students, only a Tuition Fee Loan.

You will become liable to repay the loan from the April four years after your course started or the April after you leave your course (whichever is the soonest) but no repayments will be made unless you are earning more than £21,000.

For more details of eligibility, how to apply online and loan repayments visit www.gov.uk/student-finance

Part-time students can also apply to the University’s Access to Learning Fund (ALF) for help and may also be able to apply for help towards childcare costs from the ALF if they are on a low income. Eligible part-time students will also receive support through the Disabled Students’ Allowance as long as they can complete the course in no more than four times the length of a full-time one.

Each 15 credit undergraduate module costs £1,156 for new part-time students in 2017/18



Continuing Part-time Students who started their course BEFORE September 2012

Eligible part-time undergraduate students, who started their course before September 2012 who are undertaking 50% or more of an equivalent full-time course, may receive a means-tested grant from Student Finance England towards the cost of tuition fees subject to a maximum of:

  • £879 where their course is 50% or more of a full-time course but less than 60% 
  • £1,054 where their course is 60% or more of a full-time course but less than 75% 
  • £1,321 where their course is 75% or more of a full-time course

A grant of up to £288 towards course costs may also be available.

You can re-apply for support through Student Finance England from their website: www.gov.uk/student-finance

Part-time students may also apply to the University’s Access to Learning Fund (ALF) for financial help. Eligible students receiving the full fee and grant support available may also apply to ALF for some help towards childcare costs as long as they are not in receipt of a Childcare Grant from another source such as Working Tax Credits or the National Health Service. Continuing part- time students in receipt of a particularly low income may also be able to receive help from the ALF towards the cost of their tuition fees under the Additional Fee Support Scheme.


Each 15 credit undergraduate module costs £345 for continuing students in academic year 2017/18 (who commenced their studies prior to September 2012).




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