Part-time Student Funding

Part-time Student Funding


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

Tuition Fee Loan

Part-time students who started their course from September 2012 onwards will be able to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £6,935 from Student Finance England 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.

Each 15 credit undergraduate module costs £1,156 for new part-time students in 2018/19    


Maintenance Loan for Students who started on a new Part-time Course after 1st August 2018

Students starting a part-time course on or after 1 August 2018 can apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs.

You must be studying at a course intensity of at least 25% to get a Maintenance Loan. How much you can get depends on where you live and study, your course intensity and your household income.

The following table shows the maximum amount you can get based on where you live while studying, and your course intensity.

 Study intensity  Living at home  Studying outside London
 100%  Up to £7,324  Up to £8,700
 75%  Up to £5,493  Up to £6,525
 66.6%  Up to £4,878  Up to £5,794
 50%  Up to £3,662  Up to £4,350
 33.3%  Up to £2,439  Up to £2,897
 25%  Up to £1,831  Up to £2,175

The Maintenance Loan is not available to Students who started their part-time course before 1 August 2018.



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 £25,000.


For more details of eligibility, how to apply online and loan repayments visit


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.