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  2. Undergraduate loans
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Undergraduate loans

Information for 2019/20 entry is currently subject to confirmation. Recent announcements by the UK Government have indicated the salary threshold for repayments of undergraduate student loans may be subject to review for students beginning their study in 2019. Further information will be published here when confirmed.

Tuition Fee Loans 2019/20

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 Type Maximum Tuition Fee Loan Amount
Full-time undergraduate courses up to £9,250
Foundation courses up to £9,250

Maintenance Loans 2019/20

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-time Maximum Loan Amount
Living in parents' home £7,529
Living away from home, studying in London £11,672               

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

Visit for full details on loan repayment.

Funding for part-time students

Part-time students will be charged a pro rata version of the full-time 2019/20 fees; between 25% study intensity and 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.

Part-time students are expected to cover their living expenses and course cost themselves.

Apply for your tuition fee loan online via the Student Loans Company.

More information

Contact the Student Loans Company on 0845 607 7577 or Student Finance England on 0845 300 5090.

Visit the directgov student finance pages.