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To qualify you must be aged 19 and over on the first day of your course, living in England on the first day of your course and have lived in England, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for 3 years immediately before this.
This depends on your course, the tuition fees charged and the maximum amounts set by the Government. The minimum loan amount is £300. You can take out a loan for the maximum amount to cover most of your tuition fee or you can pay all or part of the tuition fee yourself.
Monthly repayments will be based on your income, not what you borrowed. You will only start making repayments when your income is more than £404 per week, £1,750 per month or £22,000 per year and will only pay back £7 per month.
Student Finance England (SFE) will pay your agreed tuition fees to your college or training organisation once they have confirmed your attendance on the course. They do not forward any payments directly to you.