Part-time Tuition Fee Loan

From 2017/18 academic year, the Government will provide a tuition fee loan of up to£3,022.50for students studying on undergraduate part-time courses or full-time distance learning courses.  The current fee grant support will also remain in place unchanged.

The Part-time Tuition Fee Loan will be:

  • Non-means tested
  • Reduced by the amount of fee grant entitlement
  • Paid directly to the student’s Higher Education Provider (HEP)

Personal Eligibility

  • New and continuing students who are undertaking a part-tine undergraduate course in 2017/18 academic year may be eligible for the loan.
  • Any student who has already received a part-time grant or loan funding from any source for 16 years will not be eligible.
  • Loan is available for both NI and EU students.

Course Eligibility

  • The course must be at level 4, 5 and 6 of the Framework for HE Qualifications for England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
  • The Part-time Tuition Fee Loan will be available for Higher National Certificates, Higher National Diplomas, Foundation Degrees and Undergraduate degrees.
  • The Course must be at least 25% intensity level.

The loan scheme is scheduled to launch in June 2017, further details can be found via Student Finance NI.