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Advanced Learner Loans

What are Advanced Learner Loans

Aged over 19?

Students aged 19 and over will be liable for tuition fees unless they are eligible for fee remission. The current fee for a full-time Level 1 & Level 2 course is £1600. This is subject to change each year.

Fee remission is currently available to most UK/EEA citizens aged 19, who are studying a level 1 or level 2 course and their situation is one of the following:

  • Between the ages of 19-23 and have not previously achieved a full level 2 qualification (five GCSE’s A-C/9-4 or equivalent)
  • Between the ages of 19-23 and have not previously achieved a full level 3 qualification (two A levels or equivalent)
  • Unemployed and in receipt of Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group, Job Seekers Allowance, Universal Credits or any other state benefit such as housing benefit, income support, working tax credits etc.
  • In receipt of low income – must earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary

Please note there are some exceptions – including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Those applying for Level 3 courses will be able to apply for the advanced learner loan. These loans are non-means-tested and you won’t have to pay anything back until you earn more than £25,000 a year. For further details visit https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

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