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Tuition & Maintenance Loans


Tuition Loan

You can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees, which will be paid directly to UEL. There are no up-front fees required. Repayment only starts after you finish your course and are earning over £25,000. If you haven’t finished repaying your loan after 30 years it will be automatically cancelled.

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Maintenance Loan

You can apply for a loan to help with living costs such as food, travel and accommodation. How much you can borrow depends on where you live and study, and whether you are currently on welfare benefits. The maximum loan you can apply for is £12,382.

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Supplementary Grants

The government also offers the following additional support:

  • Parents' Learning Allowance
  • Adult Dependants' Grant
  • Childcare Grant
  • Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • All nursing and many allied health students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year from the government.

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Information for residents of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Please note, the information on this page makes references to the financial support available to home students who are resident in England.

If you’re resident in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, please refer to the information sources below:

EU funding eligibility for courses beginning from August 2021 onwards

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, the UK government has confirmed that EU, EEA and Swiss nationals starting courses in the 2021/22 academic year onwards, who are not registered as 'settled or 'pre-settled' in the UK will no longer be eligible for home/UK fee status or financial support from Student Finance England. This means that these students will pay the same fees as international students.