Student Loans

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has confirmed the term dates for 2020-21 and therefore you should be able to apply for your student loan. Almost all of our programmes qualify for long course maintenance loans, as they run for over thirty weeks and three days, although your eligibility for a maintenance loan always depends on your personal circumstances.
If you are experiencing any difficulties applying for loans, please do not hesitate to contact Student Services – email

Undergraduate Tuition Fee Loans

Eligible UK or EU undergraduate students no longer need to pay tuition fees upfront as they will be eligible for a Tuition Fees Loan. This loan covers the cost of their course and will be paid directly to the College by the Student Loan Company. Martin Lewis has some useful advice about preparing for student life on his Money Saving Expert website.

If you are an EU student from outside the UK, please refer to the guidance on the DirectGov website.


Undergraduate Maintenance Loan for Living Costs

Eligible UK undergraduate students can receive a Maintenance loan for living costs.

The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back.

Maintenance Loan Examples 2020 to 2021 Academic Year
Living at home: Up to £7,747
Living away from home, outside London: Up to £9,203
Living away from home, in London: Up to £12,010
You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad: Up to £10,539

More information about student and maintenance loans can can be found at the video below or on the Directgov website.

Postgraduate Loans

You may be able to get a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,906 to help with course fees and living costs if you are a UK/EU resident. Please see the video below for more information and click here for further guidance.

Visit our postgraduate pages for full details on our courses and fees. 


Bursaries and Scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships across different courses at Rose Bruford. Please click here for full details.


For many students this is their first time managing their own money, and it is important that you plan and manage your finances realistically. Please click here for our budgeting guide to the costs of studying at Rose Bruford College.

Martin Lewis also has a very useful tool to help you realistically budget your finances:   

Please note, eligibility for student finance can be affected by some other factors, too – for example, previous study or studying for equal or lower qualifications. For further information and advice, please contact the Admission Office


Budget guide.