Part-time undergraduate students

Part-time students from England can apply for a tuition fee loan. To be eligible for a tuition fee loan, applicants must be studying at least 25% of the equivalent full-time course. You'll usually get student finance only if you're doing your first higher education qualification, even if your previous course was self-funded. Funding is also available for distance learning courses. 

Please visit for further information about tuition fee loans for part-time students, including details of how to apply, repaying your loan, and interest rates.

New part-time students cannot apply for funding towards their living costs or other course costs.

Disabled Students' Allowance

If you incur additional study-related costs due to a disability, you can apply to your national Student Finance service for an additional non-repayable grant to support these costs. Your household income will not be taken into consideration when calculating your grant amount. Email our Disability Support Service for more information.

Discretionary Hardship Fund

Part-time students can apply to the Discretionary Hardship Fund for help towards the costs associated with attending the course, such as travel or childcare costs. Support is means tested based on household income. Please visit the Discretionary Hardship Fund webpage for further information.

Further information

You can contact Student Financial Support Service on +44 (0)115 848 2494 or by email if you have any questions on part-time funding.