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Tuition Fee Loans 2017/18

All first degree UK and EU students, including part-time students (from September 2012) can take out a tuition fee loan through the Student Loans Company to cover the full cost of university tuition fees as shown in the table below:

Course TypeMaximum Tuition Fee Loan Amount
Full-time undergraduate coursesup to £9,250
Foundation coursesup to £9,250

Maintenance Loans 2017/18

UK Home students can apply for maintenance loans to assist with living costs including accommodation, food, books and travel from the Student Loans Company.  Loans are paid in three equal instalments at the start of each term. Up to 65% of the maintenance loan is non-means tested, the remaining 35% is means-tested. The table below shows the maximum loan amounts:

Where you stay during term-timeMaximum Loan Amount
Living in parents’ home£7,097
Living away from home, studying in London£11,002

Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Maintenance Loan rate.


The maintenance loan is paid in three instalments at the start of each term. At the start of each academic year unless students have applied for the full tuition fee loan, students must pay 50% of the tuition fees before they can be enrolled. Once students are enrolled their enrolment will automatically be sent to the Student Loan Company who will pay any maintenance loan instalment due.

How to apply

Apply online for student finance
Use the online calculator to estimate your entitlement to loans, grants and allowances

Loan repayment

Repayment for tuition fee and maintenance loans begins from the April after your graduation when your income is above:

  • £15,795 for students who started their course before September 2012, for further information including monthly repayment amounts please see
  • £21,000 for students who start their course from September 2012, for further information including monthly repayment amounts please see

If your course started on/after the 1st September 2012, the interest rate will be 3% plus inflation (RPI) during study and up to 3% plus inflation after graduation. Part-time students may enter repayment before graduation if earning above £21,000 three years after starting their course.