Financial Support – FT
Support for Full-Time Students
Support for Full-Time Students
Making applications to Student Finance England
Before you make an application, you should check your eligibility. All the HE courses that we offer are eligible for loan funding. Some applicants may not be able to get a loan depending on their nationality or residency status or if they are already holding an equivalent level qualification. For more information click here.
You can apply for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loans and grants online. Application deadlines for can be found here. Selecting your course- remember, when you make an application it is important to select the correct provider. If you are applying for a University of Bolton course delivered at Salford, you must select Bolton as your institution, for University of Salford, you should select the University of Salford. Only HNC/D students should select Salford City College.
Guidance on the application process can be found here. Remember you may have to prove your identity and possibly confirm residency status and household income. Allow plenty of time for submission of your application and all supporting evidence.
You’re a ‘continuing student’ if you got finance last year. Log in to your student finance account and apply online.
Tuition Fee Loan
Full time students can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover fee costs up to £9,000 per annum.
Help with the cost of living – Maintenance Loans
Full-time students from the UK can apply for a maintenance loan for living costs. You may have to give details of your household income (parents’/partner’s income plus yours). The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back. Students can apply for the following
- Living at home – Up to £4,565
- Living away from home, outside of London – Up to £5,740
Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Maintenance Loan.
Higher Education Hardship Fund
The Higher Education Hardship fund is to support students who may be experiencing unexpected financial hardship or may require extra financial support to enable them to access or remain in higher education. Due to the demography of the students who access our higher education courses, the Higher Education Hardship Fund is primarily accessed by students from the most underrepresented groups. Therefore, groups of students prioritised as follows:-
- Students with children
- Students from low-income families
- Mature students with existing financial commitments
- Students with disabilities
- Students who are care leavers
The fund seeks to assist those who need extra financial help to meet particular costs which are not already being met from statutory (or other) sources of funding. This may include:
- Emergency payments for an unexpected financial crisis
- As an intervention in cases where a student may be considering leaving higher education because of financial problems
Full and part time students are eligible to apply for this fund and an application for hardship will be assessed by looking at the difference between accepted expenditure and expected income. More information can be found on the SCC Website. https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/universitycentre/financial-support
Repayment of tuition and maintenance loans for full-time students
Your repayments are linked to your income. You only make repayments when your income is over a certain amount. If your income drops below this amount, repayments stop.
Expected repayments can be found by clicking here.