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Part-time Student Funding
Tuition Fee Loan
Part-time students can apply for a loan 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 tuition fee loan will not take into account their household income.
Each 15 credit undergraduate module costs £1,156 for new part-time students in 2023/24.
Part-time students starting their course from September 2018 onwards can also apply to Student Finance England for an income-based Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. They need to be under the age of 60, and be studying at full degree level of at least 25% intensity.
The amount of Maintenance Loan is linked to the intensity of study eg if an eligible student is studying at over:
- 25% intensity but less than 33% they will receive 25% of the full time rate
- 33% but less than 50% they will receive 33%
- 50% but less than 66% they will receive 50%
- 66% but less than 75% they will receive 66%
- 75% but less than 100% they will receive 75%
You will become liable to repay the loans 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 the GOV.UK webpage on Student Finance.
Part-time students can apply to the University’s Access to Learning Fund (ALF) for help, including towards childcare costs, 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.