Age

While there are no age limits for tuition fees, bursary and living costs grants, there is legislation in place that restricts a student loan for living costs.

To be eligible for a loan for living costs, you must:

  • be under 50 on the first day of the first academic year of your course; or
  • be aged 50 to 54 on the first day of the first academic year of your course and plan to return to employment after completing the course.

If you change course and are aged 55 or over on the relevant date of your second course, you will not be entitled to a student loan for your second course.

If you are under 16 when you start your course, we cannot assess your entitlement to a student loan. However, you can apply for your loan at the same time as other support you are entitled to (fees and bursary). When you turn 16, we will assess your loan entitlement.