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Student finance - your questions answered

Bursaries and Scholarships

Bursaries and scholarships refer to financial help in addition to student loans and grants.  If you are planning to go to higher education you may be able to apply for bursary or scholarship money directly from the university or college. If you can secure one, you don't have to pay this back.

Care leavers

Students leaving the care of their local authority are entitled to the same support as other students. They’re also likely to qualify for additional support as well.

Disabled Student Allowances

DSAs are additional support available to students who may otherwise be prevented from attending a higher-education course because of a disability.

Finance for part-time students

Worried about the cost?  No need to use a loan shark. Tuition Fee Loans are available to help cover for fees for part-time courses. The loan will be paid directly to the College or University to cover course fees.   There are no upfront costs to pay.  However there are some initial conditions you should be aware of before the loan is issued.

The 24+ Advanced Learning Loan

This loan is for people aged 24 and over who wish to study a course at level 3, level 4, or an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship.  These loans help you to pay the fees charged by approved colleges and training organisations in England.

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