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European students are able to apply for tuition fee and Maintenance Loans even if they are living in the UK for a short period*
For courses starting in September 2018 Application deadlines are fast approaching. Places on some courses are limited.
I am from Romania and I came to England about 8 months ago. I didn’t think I could get a degree in the UK with my Romanian high school and I did not know I could get student loans and grants but with help from career resources I am now on a Business Management degree and I also get almost £9000 every year which is a great support to me, this is a life changing opportunity for me.
I hold a BTEC sports qualification and after doing voluntary work in the sports field I set out to see how I can progress in Sports; being out of education for a number of years I thought it was too late – but I’m glad this avenue exists for young adults like me and now I am completing my sports and fitness studies degree.
Being 58 I did not think I could receive funding for a degree. I also could not find my certificates but after speaking to career resources I was reassured I would be able to pursue this. They provide a high quality and bespoke service and I recommend them.
I have had my high school education from Portugal so I wasn’t really offered great jobs when I came here. I got into working in salons to get experience, I was told by a friend that I can do a degree in Beauty Therapy, I contacted career resources, I was given free advice and help. I was eligible for the funding which was what I had been worried about. In addition to tuition fees I also get maintenance grant so it does not put pressure on me and I can support myself by working part time only. Now I am on a Beauty Therapy degree and getting the qualification to pursue my dream.
I have an FA from Pakistan I had never imagined I would have the chance to undertake a government funded degree in the UK. I have found this opportunity with career resource, I received FREE support from career resources , I was helped with my student finance application as well and I am very happy I got in touch with them.
I am a BA Graduate from Pakistan and came to the UK following my marriage. As time went on I had my children but always wanted to return to education to pursue greater things. I have 3 young children, I was worried about the childcare cost and how I will manage without working but The financial support I got from student finance England for my education and maintenance cost has made it very easy for me. I now go to University 2 days a week and I am very happy with the course and help I receive.
Student Finance Requirements for Undergraduate students
A student must be one of the following in order to be eligible for Student Finance:
- A UK / EU National
- A non UK/EU national with indefinite leave to remain, or with a ‘settled’ status, Refugee Status / humanitarian protection.
- Must not have a previous UK Degree or an Equivalent Degree.
- Must be at least 18 years of age, there is no upper age limit for tuition fee loan.
In Addition to Tuition Fee Loan you may also be eligible for up to £13,000 in grants and student loans per annum for students living and studying Outside London and up to £15,000 per annum for students living and studying in London.
Adult Dependants' Grant
Students with an adult who depends on them financially can apply for an Adult Dependants' Grant of up to £2,834.
You can apply for this grant on top of any other student finance you may get and you don’t have to pay it back.
Parents' Learning Allowance
Full-time students with children could get up to £1,617 a year.
Parent learning allowance does not have to be paid back .It is paid on top of your other student finance you may get and it won’t affect your tax credits.
Students with children can apply for a Childcare Grant of:
Up to £159.59 a week for 1 child
Up to £273.60 a week for 2 or more children
The grant helps with childcare costs for children under 15, or under 17 if they have special educational needs.
Any money you get is paid on top of your student finance and you don’t have to pay it back.
Repaying Your Student loan
When do I have to repay?
You only start repaying your loan once you've graduated and you're earning more than £25,000 a year. After that, you'll pay back 9% of anything you earn over £25,000. So if you're earning £30,000 an year, You repay - £37.00 each month. If your earnings drop below £25,000, your repayments will stop.
Example repayment amounts
|Annual income before tax||Monthly salary||Monthly repayment|
|Up to £25,000||£2,083||£0|
What if I don't finish my course?
If you don't finish your course, you'll still have to repay what you borrowed if you're earning more than £25,000.
You are advised to visit student finance England website for complete information and the requirements.
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