Student Finance England Loans
If you are an England-domiciled applicant you will be eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans via Student Finance England. This applies even if you have already taken out loans for a previous undergraduate degree.
Further information can be found on the Gov.uk website - although this page refers to undergraduate student finance, masters students studying allied health professions, of which SLT is one, are eligible for tuition fee and maintenance loans.
Application is though the Gov.uk website (for the purposes of this loan system please ignore the 'undergraduate' title on the website).
Learning Support Fund
Home students are eligible to apply to the Learning Support Fund which is administered by the NHS Business Services Authority.
The Learning Support Fund includes:
- Training Grant of £5,000
- Parental Support of £2,000 per year for student who have at least one dependent child under 15 years of age (or under 17 years of age if registered with special educational needs)
- Exceptional Support Fund for students experiencing severe financial hardship
- Reimbursement of excess costs incurred on practice placement (Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses)
Students will be required to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria defined by either Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or Student Awards Agency Scotland.
EU & Overseas students will not be eligible for the Learning Support Fund but the department will reimburse excess travel to placements.
More information on studying allied health professions in England is available on the Council of Deans for Health Funding Clinic webpage.
Overseas students are often self-funding or funded by their home governments. We don't have details of funding schemes for overseas students to complete this course.