If you're a UK or EU student you may be eligible for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England (SFE) which means you won't have to pay your tuition fees in advance. We recommend that you apply early for SFE support to ensure that your funding is in place in time to start your studies.
Part-time/Weekend Study (Home/EU)
Please talk to us before you apply for your loan. We will need to discuss which modules you'll be studying and whether you will complete three or four modules per year. At CU, if you are planning on completing three modules per year, each module is classed as 25% of a full-time course, so you can easily calculate you part-time tuition fee loan once you have finalised which modules you are going to enrol on. This is applicable to all of our courses.
If you are studying four modules per year, you will need to apply for a full-time undergraduate tuition fee loan. By studying four modules per year, you will be able to finish your degree in three years. As this is classed as a distance-learning style course, you will not be entitled to the full-time support package, which includes maintenance loans.
More on Tuition Fee Loans
You don’t need a confirmed place to apply – you can use your first choice of course and change it online at a later date if you need to. For a range of helpful tools and guidance students can visit The Student Room.
Once your loan has been confirmed, SFE will send you a Financial Notification letter showing that you have been approved for a tuition fee loan for CU Coventry, along with any maintenance support that you can access. In many cases this funding will have been confirmed to us by SFE in advance of your enrolment, but please bring a copy of your letter with you to enrolment as proof that SFE will be paying your fees on your behalf.
Access to HE
The Advanced Learner Loan is available to those over the age of 19 (on the first day of your course) to cover the cost of your Access to HE tuition fees. If you go on to successfully complete a degree, the outstanding balance from your Access course will be written off.
Student Maintenance Loans
In addition to the Tuition Fee Loan, home-based, full-time undergraduate students may be eligible for a Student Maintenance Loan. If you need to apply for a maintenance loan then you must also do this through Student Finance England. This loan is paid directly to you and is designed to cover everyday living costs while you study. The amount you may be eligible to borrow is based on your household income and whether you are planning to live at home or in university accommodation.
You won't need to repay the university loans until after you have completed your course and are earning a salary over the repayment threshold, which is currently £25,000.
From 2018/2019 part-time degree level students are also entitled to apply for a maintenance loan. Please note HNC and HND courses are not eligible for a maintenance loan. More details can be found on the Student Finance website.
EU students may be eligible for a maintenance loan if they have lived in the UK for more than 5 years or they are a migrant worker.
To see what funding you may be eligible for, and for more information on repaying student loans, head to the Student Finance website.