Students in Northern Ireland can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the cost of their courses and the loan amount is not dependent on household income. How much you can get will depend on where you study:
IF YOUR UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE IS IN NORTHERN IRELAND, YOU CAN GET UP TO £3,925
IF YOUR UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE IS IN THE REST OF THE UK, YOU CAN GET UP TO £9,000
On top of the support you receive to help with tuition fees, you will also receive help with funding your living costs. Maintenance loans are designed to help with the cost of living whilst you are at university. The amount of loan you receive is dependent on household income, but the maximum loans available are listed below.
£6,780 – If you live away from home and study in London
£4,840 – If you live away from home and study at a university or college outside of London
£3,750 – If you live at home
£5,770 – If you spend a year abroad as part of your course
The Government offer a range of grants all dependent on your annual household income: if the income is below £19,203 you are eligible for a full grant worth £3,475; if your income is between £19,204 and £41,065, then you are eligible for a partial grant and if your income is above £41,065 then you are no longer eligible for a grant.
There are also a range of additional grants available for students who have children, have dependent adults or a disability.
For more information on student finance for students in Northern Ireland please visit: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk.