Students with a Home fee status may be entitled to certain financial support from the UK government in the form of loans. There are two repayable loans available to you when you go to university for the first time - a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan.

If you are applying for an NHS course, please visit our NHS finance information page. The loans are not available to apprenticeship students as tuition fees are paid by your employer through the apprenticeship levy.

If you are an international student, you will be eligible for student finance if you have citizens’ rights (or if you are an Irish citizen covered by the Common Travel Area arrangement). Please visit the website for full details about the changes for funding for citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Understanding your tuition fee status

Matthew Hales

BSc (Hons) Psychology graduate

One of the most important questions is: how will I fund my studies? There’s talk of loans, grants, bursaries…it all sounds really complicated. But it turns out, it isn’t!

Page history:

31 January 2024: 2024/25 Maintenance Loan amounts added.
29 March 2023: Added information for students that have previously studied.
17 January 2023: 2023/24 entry Maintainence Loan amounts added.
26 September 2022: Page updated to say 2023/24 figures not yet available.
22 June 22: 2022 entry Maintenance Loan amounts added for the placement year.
3 November 21: 2022 entry Maintenance Loan amounts added.
4 October 21: 2021 entry information removed.