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If you are over 19 years of age and are starting to study the Foundation Art and Design course, you may be eligible for the Advanced Learner Loan and/or the Bursary Fund.
The Advanced Learner Loan gives you access to financial support for tuition costs similar to that available in Higher Education and are administered by Student Finance England. In 2021/22 you can borrow up to £5,421 and your course fee will be fully funded.
In most cases, all of the following must apply. You must be:
For the full eligibility criteria, please visit https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/eligibility.
How to apply
In addition to the Advanced Learner Loan, you may also be eligible to apply to the Loan Bursary Fund. The Bursary Fund can help pay for things like:
You may apply for the Loan Bursary Fund after you’ve received a letter approving your Advanced Learner Loan. You can apply even if you get other types of funding, for example:
You cannot apply if you’re:
A link with more details on the level of the bursary and the application process will be published by August 2021