Fees and Loans

You shouldn’t worry about the cost of university as it’s one of the biggest investments you can make for your future. Remember, you don’t need cash to pay for university, tuition fees are paid upfront by the Student Loans Company.

A degree can contribute to brighter employment prospects, the potential of higher earnings as well as providing you with an unparalleled experience where you will gain confidence, transferable skills and ultimately you will be investing in your own successful future.

Should you require more information, we have a dedicated Finance Officer who can help you to understand your entitlements and assist with loan applications.

University Centre St Helens Tuition Fees and Loans

The tuition fees for 2018 entry are £7,500 per year for full-time undergraduate courses.

Tuition Fees

A tuition fee loan is available to all eligible students. This tuition fee loan isn’t based on household income, there is no credit check and there is no upper age limit to apply. You can apply for the exact amount of loan to cover your tuition fees and this will be paid directly to us by the Student Loan Company on your behalf.

To find out more, or to apply visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Maintenance Loans

In addition to a tuition fee loan, eligible full-time undergraduate students may also apply for help with living costs in the form of a maintenance loan. Maintenance loans cover day-to-day living costs, such as food, rent and travel for full-time students. They are usually paid directly into your bank account in three instalments.

Additional Financial Support

Some students may be entitled to additional financial support, such as Adult Dependants Grant, Disabled Students Allowances, Childcare Grant and Parents Learning Allowance. Eligibility and entitlement for the above is to be determined by Student Finance England or the appropriate awarding body

Repaying Your Loan

You will have to repay your tuition fee loan and maintenance loans, along with any interest. You won’t have to repay other student finance such as grants and bursaries if you are eligible for them. Your loan repayments are linked to your income. You won’t have to start repaying the loan until the April after you have finished your studies and are earning over £21,000. If your income drops below this amount for any reason, you will stop repaying. Any loan remaining after 30 years will be cancelled.

You will need to make your finance arrangements as soon as you’ve applied for a place. For more information on loans, grants or additional support, visit: www.gov.uk/student-finance.

Study Enhancement Gift

All new, first year, full-time undergraduates joining University Centre St Helens in September 2018 will receive a non-repayable ‘Study Enhancement Gift’ up to the value of £500. This could be used towards equipment, extra qualifications or trips and visits and will be determined by the Programme Leader.

Additional Benefits

  • All of our students are entitled to a free breakfast from 8.15am – 8.50am every weekday. Choose from toast, cereal or porridge and a hot or cold drink.
  • You can purchase a discounted Arriva bus pass.
  • All of our students get free Microsoft Office 365 with up to five licences that can be used on several devices.