Tuition Fee and Maintenance Loans
Higher Education tuition fee and maintenance loans
Home UK undergraduate students will not have to pay tuition fees up-front for any year of study. The Government provide Home UK students with tuition fee loans which are paid directly to Writtle. Students only begin to repay this after graduation and once they are earning more than the threshold, which is increasing to £27,295 from April 2021.
Government information on student finance can be found here: www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance
You can apply for a student loan here: www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance
EU Students 2021
From the academic year 2021-22, EU students commencing their studies in 2021 will no longer pay the home fee, but will be charged at the International Student rate.
Undergraduate Funding - Full-Time and Part-Time Students
While you are a student, you will have two main costs - tuition fees and living expenses. You can apply for government loans to help with both. To qualify you must meet certain residency criteria.
If you qualify for student loans, you will not have to pay tuition fees up-front for any year of study.
There are two types of funding available:
- A non-means tested tuition fee loan of up to £9,250 (full-time) or £6,935 (part-time - from 2019/20). This is paid direct to the University College.
- A maintenance loan. This helps towards your living costs whilst studying. The amount of loan will be dependant on your household income, and will be paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term.
Further information can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance
There are also additional grants available for students that have disabilities, or for those that have children or adult dependants. More information can be found at: www.gov.uk/student-finance/extra-help
You can obtain an estimate of your student finance entitlement by visiting: www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator
You will need to complete an online application at www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance
Once your loan has been approved, you will be sent a loan declaration (within approximately 6 weeks).
You must reapply for your loan before each year of study. You can apply online by logging into your Student Finance account at the link below:
Interest is charged on the loans from the day Student Finance England makes the first payment to either yourself or the University College, until your loan is repaid in full or cancelled. The loan does not have to be paid back until you have finished or left your course, and until your income is over the repayment threshold. For more information about repaying student loans, please visit: www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk
The Government-funded maintenance loan helps students with living costs such as food, accommodation and travel. EU students are not eligible to apply for maintenance loans.NEW AND CONTINUING FULL TIME STUDENTS FROM 2020/21
Full-time student Loan for courses from 2020 - 2021 Living at home Up to £7,747 Living away from home, outside London Up to £9,203
The Maintenance Loan for living costs for part-time students depends on:
- where you live while studying
- your household income
- your course intensity
Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Maintenance Loan.
A Postgraduate Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate master’s course. You have to repay your Postgraduate Loan at the same time as any other student loans you have. You’ll be charged interest from the day you get the first payment. You can also get extra support if you have a disability.
If your course starts on or after 1 August 2020, you can borrow up to £11,222. The total amount requested will be paid to you evenly over the length of your course.
For further details, please visit https://www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan
Writtle University College is proud to be an approved provider for the Ministry of Defence Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELCAS). This is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst current or former members of the Armed Forces by providing financial support towards higher level learning via an application process.
Further information on the details of which courses are eligible and how to apply for financial support can be found here http://www.enhancedlearningcredits.com/or you can contact the Student Finance Department at Writtle University College on 01245 424 200.
End of US Federal Loans at Writtle University College
Writtle University College is withdrawing from the William D Ford Direct Loan [US Federal Loans] program due to the high level of administration required when compared to the low number of students who benefit from the facility.
This means that any American students joining Writtle University College after March 2020 will not have access to Federal Loans nor to private loans such as Sallie Mae.
For continuing students, the academic year 2020/21 will be the "teach-out" period during which any continuing student who already has federal loans will be able to receive loans only for 2020/21.
After March 2020, Writtle University College will not be eligible to issue federal loans to new students nor to any student who does not already have federal loans at Writtle.
After March 2020, Writtle University College will not be eligible to certify private loans such as Sallie Mae for any student.
Students can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of a course at College, if planning to study a Level 3 course or above. To qualify you must meet certain residency criteria and be over the age of 19 on the first day of your course. Please note the Level 3 qualification must be listed on the Advanced Learner Loans catalogue
The loans are non means tested so do not depend on your household income, and no credit checks are made. The minimum loan is £300 and payments are made direct to the College. You do not have to borrow the full cost of your course, as some of it can be paid for by yourself if required. Further details can be found by visiting:- gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
Before applying please contact our Admissions Department on 01245 424200 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Learning and Funding Information Letter, as you will need this to enable you to complete your application, either online or by post.
For details on how to apply, please visit: gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/how-to-apply
Interest is charged on the loan from the day the first payment is made to you from Student Finance until your loan is repaid in full or cancelled. The loan does not have to be paid back until the student has finished or left their course, and their income is over the repayment threshold. For more information please visit: gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/repayments
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Further Education Tuition fee loansIf you're aged 19 or over, live in England and are thinking about further education or training, you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It's easy to apply for and you won't have to pay anything back until you're earning over £25,000 a year.
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