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New Students

Full-time students:

£6,200 per annum for courses awarded by Staffordshire University

£5,950 per annum for courses awarded by Newcastle-under-Lyme College

Part-time students:

£3,100* per annum for courses awarded by Staffordshire University

£2,975 per annum for courses awarded by Newcastle-under-Lyme College

*except Foundation degree in Early Childhood Studies and Foundation degree in Education where the course fee is £6,200 per annum.

Student Loans:

There are two types of loans to help new students cover the costs of their higher education course in college: tuition fee loans and living cost loans (also called maintenance loans). You pay these loans back when you finish your course and earn over £25,000.

Tuition fee loans

Tuition fee loans are available to help full-time and part-time students pay the cost of your tuition fees. They are paid directly to the College by the Government.

What you have to pay back:

The amount you have to pay is calculated as 9% of your taxable earnings (so long as your income is sufficiently high to have triggered repayment).

Example of student loan repayments

Income each year before tax9% will be deducted fromMonthly repayment (approx)
£25,000 £0 £0
£27,000 £2,000 £15
£29,500 £4,500 £33
£31,000 £6,000 £45
£33,000 £8,000 £60

The exact amount full-time students can borrow depends on:

  • your family's income
  • where you live
  • what year of study you’re in

Maintenance Loans (living cost)

Full-time students can apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. Maintenance Loans are paid into your bank account at the start of each term.

How much you can get depends on where you live and study, your course intensity and your household income.

The following table shows the maximum amount you can get based on where you live while studying, and your course intensity. How much you get depends on your household income.

Study intesityLiving at home
100% Up to £7,324
75% Up to £5,493
66.6% Up to £4,878
50% Up to £3,662
33.3% Up to £2,439
25% Up to £1,831

You must be studying at course intesity of at least 25% to get a Maintenance Loan.

Useful Links

More information about applying for a student loan

Use the Student Finance Calculator to get an estimate of the loans, grants and bursaries available to you.

For more information please visit the Money Saving Expert website.

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