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Loans & Grants

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Help with tuition fees for UK and EU students 2018-2019

All eligible* full-time students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England to cover the cost of their University fee (up to £9,250). This loan is not means-tested and is paid by the Student Loans Company directly to the College.

If your receive a loan, you do not have to start repaying it until you have finished your course and are earning over £21,000 per annum. The amount you must repay each month depends on your earnings — specifically, 9 percent of your earnings above £21,000. If your income falls below £21,000, repayments will be suspended. All outstanding repayments will be written off after 30 years.

*UK and EU students who have been resident in the UK for more than three years before for the first day of the first academic year of your course. For more information contact the Student Finance Services European Team

Help with maintenance for home students

Maintenance loans are available to full-time students who are considered home students* and who are studying on an eligible course. Students over age 60 on the first day of the academic year can apply for a reduced rate of maintenance loan.

Some of the loan is means-tested and is dependent on household income (if you are under 25, typically your parents, or your partner if applicable). The maximum amount available for a 2018-2019 cohort student (who is not entitled to social security benefits) is £8,700 for the first two years and £8228 for the final year.

The maintenance loan is paid in three installments into your bank account at the start of every term. It has the same repayment terms and conditions as the tuition fee loan.

* UK and EU students who have been resident in the UK for for more than five years before the first day of the first academic year of your course. For more information contact the Student Finance Services European Team

Overseas Students

If you are offered a place, we will send you an application form for the Cambridge Trust, which may offer you funding. You should note that these awards cannot fund your studies entirely, and you will be required to make up the shortfall from other sources.