Information for undergraduate students
Financial Aid for UK/EU students
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- Student loans for tuition fees
- Student loans for maintenance
- Higher Education Maintenance Grant for English and Welsh students
- Special Support Grant
- UCL Bursaries
- Access to Learning Fund
- Disabled students’ allowances
In 2011/12, the tuition fee for a full-time UK/EU undergraduate student on a degree programme will be £3,375. All eligible UK/EU full-time degree students will be able to apply for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees. There is no income assessment involved and the loan is repayable once you have left university and are earning more than £15,000 a year. This means that you will not have to find the money before you start your programme or while you are studying. The fees will be paid direct to UCL on your behalf.
There are no upper age limits imposed for student loans for fees.
The Student Loans Company offers low cost income-assessed loans to UK students for living expenses. For students studying in London and living away from home, the maximum loan for 2011/12 will be £6,928 per year. For those living at home, the maximum loan will be £3,838 per year.
A non-repayable UK Government Higher Education Maintenance Grant is available to English and Welsh students from less well off families. The maximum will be £2,906 a year where household income is under £25,000 a year. A partial grant is available for those with a household income of up to £50,020.
Please note that if you are eligible for a Maintenance Loan, the maximum amount may be reduced by £0.50 for every £1 of Maintenance Grant you receive. So if you receive the full Maintenance Grant of £2,906 and you qualify for a Maintenance Loan, your Maintenance Loan entitlement may be reduced by £1,453.
English and Welsh students from lower income families with an underlying eligibility for means-tested benefits (for example lone parents) may be eligible for a means-tested grant of up to £2,906 instead of the Higher Education Maintenance Grant. This is non-repayable and is paid in three instalments. Students receiving this grant can also take out the full maintenance loan.
All undergraduate students receiving a UK Higher Education Maintenance Grant or a Special Support Grant will receive, each year, a UCL Bursary equal to at least half of their grant.
Students from families with an assessed residual income between £16,900 and £14,501 will receive, each year, a UCL Bursary of £1,730.
Students from families with an assessed residual income between £14,500 and £12,401 will receive, each year, a UCL Bursary of £2,300.
Those from families with an assessed residual income of less than £12,400 receive, each year, a UCL Bursary of £2,905.
Students following a four-year MSci or MEng programme, or a programme entailing a year abroad, will in their fourth year, receive a UCL Bursary equal to 100% of their Higher Education Maintenance Grant or double their UCL Bursary entitlement for the higher bands.
UCL allocates bursaries via the Student Loans Company (SLC). To ensure that you receive any UCL Bursary that you are entitled to, when completing your SLC application, please tick the box that agrees to you sharing your data with the university.
The Access to Learning Fund (ALF) provides discretionary financial assistance for UK/EU students to help them access and remain in higher education. ALF can help alleviate unexpected financial hardships. Eligibility details and the application form can be found on the website.
UK students with a disability (including dyslexia) or a medical condition that affects their ability to study may be eligible for the Disabled Students’ Allowances administered through Student Finance England. Further information can be obtained from UCL’s Student Disability Services.
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