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Finance

Student loans are repayable for graduates from the April following the completion of your course and only when your earnings rise above £25,725 per year.

Tuition Fee Loans

Our full-time courses and some of our part-time courses are eligible for funding via the Student Loans Company.

This will be deducted from your salary in the same way that tax and national insurance payments are deducted.

For more information on eligibility, the application process and repayment, please visit www.slc.co.uk

Maintenance Loans

You may be eligible for loans and grants to support with living costs during your studies. For more information on eligibility, the application process, potential grants and repayment, please visit www.slc.co.uk

Advanced Learner Loans

Advanced Learner Loans are tuition fee loans designed for students aged 19* or above, who are undertaking eligible Level 3 to Level 6 courses.

This funding route may be an option for students applying for one of the Level 3 Access to Higher Education courses.

More information about the Advanced Learner Loans can be found at: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Other Support

College Bursary

We can support learners with additional costs associated with learning e.g. travel and equipment. Students with an Advanced Learner Loan may be eligible for a college bursary.

Childcare Grant

Full-time Higher Education students with children can apply for a Childcare Grant to help with childcare costs for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs.

You must be eligible for student finance to apply for a Childcare Grant. For further information and eligibility criteria, please visit www.gov.uk/childcare-grant

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)

It may be possible to receive financial support to cover any additional study related costs you encounter. If you have a sensory or physical disability, a medical condition, mental health difficulty or a specific learning disability, such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia, you may qualify to apply for support.

DSA is available to both new and existing students, full-time or part-time and has no age limit.

If you qualify for DSA then you will need to have a DSA Needs Assessment to establish the support you will require on your course. Once you have received your letter from the funding body advising you that you are approved for funding, you will need to arrange a needs assessment appointment.

To locate an assessment centre that is most convenient for you, please visit www.gov.uk/ disabled-students-allowances-assessment-centre

HE Hardship Fund

Learners who are struggling financially towards the end of term may be eligible for hardship support. This is a one-off payment to support in times of need. To be eligible, students must have all means of financial support through Student Finance England in place and will need to provide evidence of household income.

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