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Financial Support for Higher Education Students

Financial Support for Higher Education Students

Eligible new part-time and full-time students undertaking designated Higher Education courses can take out a yearly tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

Your course will be free at the point of entry and you only make repayments when you complete or leave the course and if you are earning over £21,000 per year.

The courses at this College that are designated are:

First Degrees

  • BA Education & Training
  • BA Therapeutic Counselling

Higher National Certificates and Diplomas

  • HNC/D Building Studies
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Foundation Degrees

  • FdA Counselling
  • FdA Early Years
  • FdSc Sports Coaching and Exercise
  • Cert HE in Social Care and FdSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Support

Initial training of teachers

  • Certificate in Education
  • Prof Grad Cert Ed

The amount of ‘fee loan’ a student can apply for cannot exceed the fee charged by the university.

To be eligible for financial support for a part-time undergraduate course you must meet certain criteria:

  • You must have ‘settled status’ in the UK i.e. be a UK citizen or have been granted ‘indefinite leave to remain’ by the Home Office
  • You must also have lived in the country for at least three years prior to the beginning of your course. This does not apply to people granted refugee status
  • You must be enrolled on a course which is at least the equivalent of 25% (normally a minimum of at least 30 credits) of a full-time course. All the designated courses listed on this page meet this criterion
  • Your course must last for at least one year
  • You are not entitled to the part-time tuition fee loan if you already have a qualification that is equal to or higher than the qualification you wish to study
  • Initial Teacher Training courses are exempt from the above restriction

If you have any queries relating to your eligibility please call in or contact Student Services. Alternatively, you can contact a Finance Adviser in Teesside University Student Services on 01642 342277 or email studentfinance@tees.ac.uk

You can find more information on HE student finance and start your application at www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview

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