Tuition fee loans are non-means tested (which means you will be eligible for full funding regardless of your household income) and are available from Student Finance. You can choose to take a partial or full tuition fee loan. Your tuition fee loan will paid directly to the University after we confirm your attendance on the course.
After your Student Finance application has been processed, you must sign and return the Declaration form for your tuition fee loan to be released: without returning the form Student Finance will not pay any money so you will have to pay the fees yourself.
You will be charged interest on your tuition fee loan as soon as it is paid to the Univeristy. You start paying the loan back when you finish your course and are earning over a certain amount.
Following the recent EU Referendum, the Student Loans Company have released the following statement for EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Loans Company (SLC), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from this autumn:
EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the SLC, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from the SLC for students in England for which EU nationals are eligible. This includes loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the EEA for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.
The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at university from this August to study a course which attracts student support are unchanged. The SLC will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way. EU nationals, or their family members, who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/ or loans by the SLC will then be eligible for the duration of their study on that course. These eligibility criteria set out that for students beginning study from this August, EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years in order to apply for a maintenance loan.