Higher Education financial support

Higher Education Financial Support

Our Higher Education courses have lower fees than many universities, starting from £5,999 per year. With small class sizes ensuring you have quality contact time with lecturers this means you get excellent value for money.

Take a look at some of the financial support available to help with your Higher Education:

What help is available?

For Higher Education courses like our Foundation Degrees, HNDs and BSc top-up courses, the government can help with costs.

You can get loans which you repay or grants which you don't have to pay back.

  • Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of your course fees (full and part-time students)
  • Maintenance Loan to help with living costs (full-time students only)
  • Maintenance Grant to help with living costs (full-time students only)
  • Special Support Grant instead of a Maintenance Grant if you qualify for Income Support or Housing Benefit (full-time students only)

Find out more about student loans for Higher Education on the Student Loans Company website and Gov.uk website


You pay back Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans, including interest. You only make repayments when your income is over £21,000 a year.

You do not have to pay back grants and scholarships.

Find out more about student loan repayments on the Student Loans Company website.

More information

Find out how much you could get by using the Gov.uk student finance calculator.

Extra help for vulnerable students

Extra help may also be available if you are on a low income, have children or dependent adults, or are disabled.

Find out about hardship funds on the Gov.uk website.