As the UCAS application season gets into full swing and BIS launches its Make Your Future Happen campaign it seems timely to revisit the key messages about university fees and financial support.
- No upfront fees: Providing a student is personally eligible, he or she will not have to pay any tuition fees upfront; a tuition fee loan is available from the government and is only repayable once the student earns in excess of £21,000. It is important to remember that tuition fee loans are available for both full-time and part-time courses, and that there are no age restrictions on those who can apply for a loan.
- Support for living costs for eligible full-time students is available from the government; it comprises a mixture of loans and grants, depending on household income. The repayment terms are the same as for tuition fee loans.
- Additional (non-repayable) help is available for particular groups: those with children, adult dependants or a disability.
- The University of Leeds provides additional (non-repayable) support to students from low-income backgrounds through the Leeds Financial Support, which is also available to eligible part-time students. Further support is also available through a range of scholarships.
The LLC offers free financial information and advice about fees and financial support at Leeds to all prospective part-time, mature and foundation level students; contact us on 0113 343 3212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.