Financial support available from the Government
There are a number of sources of funding to help you with the costs of studying for your degree, these can be divided into two types of funding - loans and grants.
Loans have to be paid back, but not until after you have graduated and are earning over £21,000 per year. Grants do not have to be repaid.
Loan and Grant figures on the pages in this section apply to English students studying an undergraduate (Foundation or BA) degree.
Tuition Fee Loan
This will cover the full amount of your fees, the amount you receive doesn't depend on your household income but will have to be repaid but not until you have graduated and are earning over £21,000 a year.
You can apply for a loan online at GOV.UK from early 2014, the deadline for new applications is not yet confirmed but is likely to be Spring 2014.
Maintenance Loan for Living Costs
You can also apply for a loan to help with living costs depending on your household income and where you are living and studying. Up to 65% of the maximum living cost loan will be available to everyone, regardless of their parental income. For details about this please see the student finance page on the GOV.UK website.
This loan will have to be repaid but not until you have graduated and are earning over £21,000 a year. For more information see our loan application and repayment pages .
Maintenance Grant for Living Costs
This is a grant to help with living costs. It does not have to be repaid and how much you can get depends on your household income. The amount of maintenance grant for living costs you can get will affect the amount of maintenance loan for living costs you can borrow. Information about this grant can be found on the GOV.UK website.
There may also be additional sources of funding depending on your personal situation, see our further undergraduate funding pages for more information.