Tuition fees

Tuition fees vary depending on the type of course you are doing and the number of credits you are studying each year. To find out the exact fees for a course, including specific fees for franchised courses, please see our course fees information or email


Tuition fee loans

All eligible part-time undergraduate (or PGCE) students ordinarily resident in England who are UK nationals or have EU settled status or indefinite leave to remain, studying at least 25% of a full-time course (at least 30 credits per year) can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover their fees each year. This loan is not income assessed and is paid directly to the University.

Please note that in order to take out a tuition fee loan, this must be your first  Higher Education or teaching qualification.  If you have any queries regarding eligibility for funding please contact

Maintenance loans

If you are undertaking a full-time degree course on a part-time basis, possibly due to repeating a year of study then you should retain the funding available to full time students.  If though you are undertaking a part-time degree (where all years of study are part time) then a maintenance loan me be available, payable at a reduced rate (pro -rata compared to full time study).  The amount you can apply for will be partly income -assessed.  If you are undertaking a distance learning degree course then a maintenance loan would not normally be payable (unless you cannot attend a campus-based course for reasons of disability).  Part time Foundation degree courses do not attract Maintenance Loan Funding either.


How do I apply?

You apply online directly to Student Finance England 


When and how do I repay my loan?

Repayments on your loan will be based on your income, not how much you borrowed. If you started your course 2022/23 you will start to repay your loan from April after you leave your studies or the April four years after your course starts, whichever is sooner, and then only if your income is over £27,296 a year.  If you start your courses from 2022/23 onwards the starting repayment threshold will be £25,000.

You will repay your loan at a rate of 9% (nine percent) of your income above the relevant starting threshold, which will be collected directly from salary.


What is the interest rate?

The interest rate that applies to your loan will depend on the year that you started your course.  Please refer to for full details.

Please note, different funding eligibility criteria and amounts rules apply if you are not ordinarily resident in England. Visit the following websites for further information: