From September 2012, part-time students will be able to apply for tuition fee loans to cover all or part of their tuition fees.
Tuition Fee Loans
Part-time students will be charged a pro rata version of the full-time 2012-13 fees; between £2,250 (25% study intensity) and £6,750 (75% intensity). New part-time students starting from September 2012 or beyond will be able to apply for a tuition fee loan to cover part or all of these fees from the Student Loans Company.
For information about repayments of these loans, please visit the Student loans page. The only difference for part-time students is that repayment can begin from the April, 3 years after the start of the course once you are earning above the threshold of £21,000 rather than strictly after graduation.
Is there any maintenance support?
Part-time students are expected to cover their living expenses, as well as their course costs such as books etc themselves. However new part-time students from 2012-13 will be considered for the National Scholarship Programme.
How can I apply?
Apply for your tuition fee loan online via the Student Loans Company. Following this, you will be asked to complete a financial self-assessment to be considered for the National Scholarship Programme.
Contact the Student Loans Company on 0845 607 7577 or Student Finance England on 0845 300 5090.