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H.E Finance

Degree Finance

If you’re worried about the cost of higher education, it might help to know there are a range of finance options available when studying at Sunderland College. These range from tuition fee loans, which you only have to repay when you earn a certain amount, to grants, which you don’t have to pay back.

Tuition Fee Loans

As a full or part time higher education student at Sunderland College you don’t have to pay any tuition fees up front.

Instead you can take out a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England. This loan will only need to be paid back once you’ve completed your course and only when you start earning over £21,000 a year.

You can find out more information about applying for a higher education student loan on the Student Finance England website.

Help for Full Time Students

Maintenance Grant

In addition to the tuition fee loan, full time students are also entitled to a non-repayable Maintenance Grant of either:

  • £3,354 if your household income is less than £25,000 a year
  • Between £50 and £3,387 if your household income is between £25,000 and £42,620 a year

Student Maintenance Loan

This is a loan of up to £5,500 a year to help with living costs while studying on a higher education course. The amount you receive depends on where you live an study as well as your household income.

To get a Student Maintenance Loan you must apply to Student Finance England before you enrol on any higher education course.

Higher Education Travel Bursary

This is a bursary to provide free term time travel within Tyne and Wear to full time ‘home’ students.

A ‘home’ student is somebody who has been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of their course.

Any Questions?

Our dedicated Welfare Team can help with any of your questions and even assist with applications. To contact the team call 0191 511 6000