You can now apply for student finance for 2012/13 eligible courses.
Information on Student Finance can be found on the Direct.gov.uk site: Student Finance
To cover the costs of studying you can apply for:
- A Tuition Fee Loan to cover part of your tuition fees
- A maintenance Loan for living costs like rent (full-time students only)
- A Maintenance Grant if your household income is less than £42,600 (full-time students only)
Full-time students have to pay back any loans plus interest once you complete your course and start earning more than £21,000 a year have to start paying back their loans after four years even if their course hasn’t finished.
You don’t have to pay back grants, scholarships or bursaries.