Borrowing - Hardship Loans
Hardship Loans and the Hardship Fund
you’re an eligible student doing a full-time higher education
course, you can take out a Student Loan for Tuition Fees to cover
your tuition fees and a Student Loan for Maintenance to help with
your accommodation and other living costs.
Loans from the government: how do they work?
Student Loans are there to help with the costs of higher education.
They’re issued by Student Finance Direct, a service managed
by the Student Loans Company in partnership with local authorities
and the government.
interest on Student Loans is linked to the rate of inflation, so
in real terms what you repay will be broadly the same as what you
are two types of loan available - you can take out either or both:
Student Loan to cover your tuition fees - called the ‘Student
Loan for Tuition Fees’
Student Loan to help with your accommodation and other living
costs - called the ‘Student Loan for Maintenance’
provide general financial information, we urge you to consult an
Financial Adviser ( IFA )
before making any important decisions about your finances.