Eligibility for Tuition Fee Loans
Your personal eligibility for tuition fee loans and your fee status is determined mainly by your residency status. If you have been living outside the UK or EU, prior to starting your studies, go to UKCISA for more information about the residency requirements to qualify for Home or EU fee status.
Your eligibility for all types of Student Finance may be affected if you have previously studied at Higher Education level, regardless of the amount of funding you received or the length of study. If you need further advice on this matter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you already hold an equivalent level qualification from any country, to the one you are proposing to study, you may not be eligible for any funding and the tuition fees may be charged at the International rate. If you think this may affect you, please contact email@example.com.
Tuition fee loans are not means tested - all eligible students can borrow the full amount regardless of their own or their parent’s income.
If you prefer not to take a Tuition Fee Loan…..
It is possible to take a loan for part of the fee and pay the rest yourself if you wish, or if you prefer not to apply for a tuition fee loan at all, you can pay the full fee directly to the conservatoire in 3 instalments. Information about exactly when and how to pay the fees, is sent to those who have accepted an offer at Leeds College of Music.
Student Loan repayments are only calculated according to your earnings, and are not dependant on how much you borrow, so think carefully about your reasons for paying up front. There’s some excellent advice for students on this topic, on Martin Lewis’s Money Saving Expert website.