Don’t let worries about paying for your course hold you back... If you are aged 19 or over and applying to study at Level 3 or above, you could be eligible for a student loan.
An Advanced Learner Loan covers the cost of your course fees and is easy to apply for. It doesn’t take your household income into account and doesn’t involve a credit check. Repayments are linked to what you earn and not how much you borrowed.
You only have to start making repayments when you’ve finished your course and you’re earning over £25,725 a year. Until then you don’t need to payback anything.
If you receive a loan to study for an Access to HE course, and then move on to do a HE course, your loan for your Access course will be written off once you complete your HE qualification.
Do I qualify for a loan?
To qualify for a loan you must:
• Be aged 19 or over at the start of your course
• Be resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of your course
• Be studying an eligible course at level 3 or above
Applying for an Advanced Learner Loan is easy...To download an application form or for more information please visit
www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan or telephone 0300 100 0619
The College will provide you with the course information you need to complete your application.
If you are aged 19-23 and do not already have a full Level 3 qualification, you will be entitled to receive free tuition and won’t need to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.
However, if you already have a full Level 3 qualification, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.