Financial support for UK and EU students
You can benefit from a range of financial support when you study for a first degree or other higher education course.
Non-repayable grants can help with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel.
The size of the grant available will depend on your household income.
Grants are paid directly to you. You don’t have to pay back the grant - it is yours to keep.
Repayable loans can help cover tuition fees and costs for food, accommodation and travel. Student loans are available for full-time university students. For information about loans for part-time students.
Tuition fee loans
Repayable tuition fee loans are paid directly to the University. You don’t have to pay the loan back until you earn more than £21,000 a year.
About student finance from 2012
Need more information?
Visit direct.gov.uk/studentfinance for more information about the financial support available to university students including support for part-time study.