Funding for Higher Education


How can you afford Higher Education?

  •  If you are studying a Full Time HNC, HND or Foundation Degree course at Bedford College you may apply to the Student Loans Company for a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or other specialist support (click on the finance guide for more information).
  • If you are studying as a Part-Time student you may apply for the Tuition Fee Loan only. 

What can HE students access at Bedford College?

  • ‘Access to Learning Fund’ available from Student Services once enrolled - this is a hardship fund designed to support you to stay on your course until completion.

Useful links, resources & tools

  • Student Finance Calculator: Useful tool to work out how much you can get based on your personal circumstances.

www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator

  • Student Finance England: Main source of HE Finance information.

www.gov.uk/student-finance


  • HE Student Finance Talk Power Point Slides

    Contains information on the financial support available from Student Finance England, the application process and student loan repayments for students starting their Higher Education course from September 2016.

    Higher Education Finance Presentation 2016

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Student Finance and Useful Contacts for students starting their Higher Education course from September 2016.

    Contains useful contacts, websites and FAQs for students applying to university for the 2016/17 academic year.

    Frequently Asked Questions Higher Education Finance 2016

How can you afford Higher Education?

  •  If you are studying a Full Time, Higher Education course you may apply to the Student Loans Company for a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan or other support (click on the finance guide for more information).
  • If you are studying as a Part-Time student you may apply for the Tuition Fee Loan only. 

 

Support Available

 

  • Tuition Fee Loan
  • Non means-tested loan of up to £9,000 to cover Tuition Fees
  • Paid direct to the university or college

 

  • Living Cost Loan
  • Part means-tested (65% non income assessed and 35% income assessed)
  • Different loan rates depending on where you are living and studying

 

  • Disabled Students' Allowance
  • Non-repayable, non-means tested support to help with additional costs you may have due to a disability, chronic health condition or learning difficulty.

 

  • Support for students with children
  • Non-repayable, means tested support
  • Parents' Learning Allowance
  • Childcare Grant

 

  • Other Support
  • 'Access to learning Fund' from Institutions when enrolled and experiencing financial hardship
  • Institution's own specific bursaries and loans

 

      See Student Finance England's finance guide for more information on the support available, applications and repayments.

Useful links, resources & tools

  • Student Finance Calculator: Useful tool to estimate how much you can get based on your personal circumstances.

www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator

  • Student Finance England: Main source of HE Finance information.

www.gov.uk/student-finance


  • HE Student Finance Talk Power Point Slides

    Contains information on the financial support available from Student Finance England, the application process and student loan repayments for students starting their Higher Education course from September 2016.

    Higher Education Finance Presentation 2016

  • Frequently Asked Questions about Student Finance and Useful Contacts for students starting their Higher Education course from September 2016.

    Contains useful contacts, websites and FAQs for students applying to university for the 2016/17 academic year.

    Frequently Asked Questions Higher Education Finance 2016