Full Time Financial Support


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.

Continuing students

You are 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.

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.