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Undergraduate Loans

Students at Worcester are fully eligible for the UK Government's student loan support package if they fulfil the appropriate criteria.

Our growing scholarship programme offers eligible students the opportunity to earn scholarships and prizes for every year of their studies.

Additional financial support

Tuition fee loans

The tuition fee loan covers your annual tuition fees of £9,000 for academic year 2016/17. The†Student Loans Company pays this, on your behalf, directly to the University of Worcester for each year of your study. The loan will be reduced by any fee waiver you have been awarded.

Maintenance loans for new students in 2016/17

You can also apply for a maintenance loan for day-to-day living expenses such as accommodation and food. This is also administered by the†Student Loans Company and will be paid into your bank account in three instalments, once you've registered on your course. The current maximum you can borrow is £8,200 if you live away from home and £6,904 if you live at home. The exact amount you can borrow depends on a number of factors, such as your household income.

You can learn more about student loans from the Directgov Student Loans website.

To see how much maintenance loan you will be eligible for, please visit the Student Finance calculator.

Higher Maintenance Loans are available for students with an underlying eligibility for means-tested welfare benefits.

Part-time students

Loans for tuition fees are available to eligible part-time undergraduate degree students who complete a minimum of 25% of the full-time course load per year (30 credits or more) and started after September 2012.

Postgraduate Loans

From academic year 2016/ 17 the government will provide a non means tested loan of up to £10,000 to eligible new Home and EU students taking a Postgraduate Masters course. The money will be paid into the studentís bank account and it will be at the studentís discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance or other costs.

International students

EU students

EU students are eligible for the Tuition Fee Loan for 2017/18 intake.†

Visit†https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-support-for-eu-students for more information regarding 2017/18 intake.†

This is offered by the UK government via the Student Loans Company to all EU and home undergraduate students, giving you the opportunity to borrow any amount up to the full cost of your tuition fees. Visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance for more information.

Non-EU students

If you are an international student, you will not be eligible for any financial assistance from the UK Government. You will need to apply for this kind of financial help in your home country. You may wish to consider applying for a scholarship.

American Students

Download our†booklet explaining what financial aid is available for American†students.

FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Contact FAFSA on http://www.fafsa.ed.gov to access the form online
Enter the University of Worcester Code G41286

IEFC (International Education Finance Corp)
Provides scholarships/loans to US students and other students (with US guarantor)
See https://www.iefc.com

Studying in the US
http://www.studying-in-us.org/