Undergraduate tuition fee loans for UK students

Key facts

Start dates

September 2024 / January 2025

Available to home or international students?


Study level

Undergraduate; Postgraduate

Award value

£9,250 max

Number of awards

Funding is available for each year of course.

Application deadline

30 August 2025


All home students who are resident in the UK and studying towards their first degree can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover their course costs.

The loan is for £9,250 (full tuition fees).  Loans for part-time study are also available.

Students apply for each year of their course, and the tuition fees are paid directly to your university over the year of study. You will only repay this loan in the year after you’ve completed your studies, and once you are earning more than £25,000 in 2023-24.  

Eligible part-time students also have access to loans for tuition fees. They won't have to pay upfront as long as it's their first degree.

To apply for a tuition fee loan please contact Student Finance England.

Repaying your loan

Repayments will be 9% of any income above £25,000, so the amount you repay each month will depend on your earnings. Examples of monthly repayments for loans covering tuition and living costs:

Salary Monthly Repayments
£25,000 £0
£30,000 £37
£35,000 £75
£40,000 £112

Repayments will be deducted automatically from your pay packet. All outstanding repayments will be written off after 40 years


Eligibility criteria

Please refer to the websites, listed above, of the regions from where you are applying. 

This funding is available to students studying on the following courses:



Application process

Please refer to the websites, listed above, of the regions from where you are applying. 

Terms and conditions

Tuition fee liability

For information about your tuition fee liability if you are leaving the university and you have a tuition fee loan please refer to point 7 of the refund policy