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Advance learner Loan

government funded IT Courses!

Government-backed student loans for people aged 19 and over, studying Level 3 to Level 6 courses from 1st September 2016.

The Government has changed the funding for learners aged 19 and over who want to study courses such as A Levels, Access to HE Diplomas, other Diplomas and Certificates.

Do I qualify?

Do I qualify?

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. You must be studying at a college or training organization in England that is approved for public funding.

Living in Scotland?

19+ Advanced Learner Loans are available to students living in Scotland providing your attendance for a qualifying course is at a venue in England.

How much can I get?

How much can I get?

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.

Repayment

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 £21,000 per year and will only pay back 9% of any income above £21,000 per year. See table below for examples.

How is the loan paid?

How is the loan paid?

Student Finance England (SFE) will pay your agreed tuition fees to your college or training organization once they have confirmed your attendance on the course. They do not forward any payments directly to you.

You can apply more than once

Once you have completed your course you will be eligible to apply for more 19+ Advanced Learner Loans up to a total of 4 loans to help you progress in your studies

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Government Funded Advance Learning Loans