Film description: Find out what student finance you can get if you’re starting a part-time course in 2019/20.
On screen: a female presenter.
Most part-time students can get a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs, like rent and books, while at uni or college.
How much you can get depends on your course intensity, where you live and study, and your household income. When you apply you’ll need to know the number of module credits you’ll be studying. We’ll use the module credits to calculate your intensity in each academic year.
You could also get a Tuition Fee Loan to help cover the cost of tuition fees charged by your university or college. The amount you can get doesn’t depend on your household income.
You’ll have to repay any loans you borrow, but not until the April after you finish or leave your course, or the April four years after the start of your course – whichever comes first. And you’ll only repay if your income is above the repayment threshold. The amount you repay each month depends on your income, not how much you borrowed.
If you have a disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition, Autism spectrum disorder or specific learning difficulty, like dyslexia, you might be able to get Disabled Students’ Allowances. These don’t have to be paid back.