Higher Education financial support

Higher Education Financial Support

Our higher education courses have lower fees than many universities, starting from £6,000 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 won’t have to pay tuition fees upfront. Government loans are available from Student Finance England to cover your tuition fees and help towards your living costs.

  • Tuition fee loan: Helps to cover the cost of your course fees. How much you can get doesn’t depend on your household income.
  • Maintenance loan: Helps pay for your living costs while you’re studying. Most of the maintenance loan doesn’t depend on your household income but you can apply for more that does.
  • Disabled students’ allowances: If you have a disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, including dyslexia or dyspraxia, you might be able to get extra help.
  • Dependants’ grants: If you have a child or an adult who depends on you financially, you can get help with the extra costs you might have.

Find out more about student loans for higher education:

For students applying for funding to start and continue Higher Education courses for 2018/19, please apply to the ‘WKCIC Group’ in online and paper-based applications to the Student Loans Company. 


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.

More information

>> Find out how much you could get

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