Funding

Funding

Education can be expensive, and choosing the right course is important to make sure you invest in the best career path for you. Enrol is dedicated to helping you find the course that suits you best.

 

We understand that even with your future goals set out, taking that first step into higher education can feel like a leap into the unknown.

 

So, we’ve put together everything you need to know about course funding, benefits, scholarships, and bursaries, so you can be best informed when deciding which educational path to go for.

 

University Funding

If you’re looking to study a degree at university, you may be entitled to a number of different types of funding to help you through your course.

 

How much you get will depend on a number of circumstantial factors including; your age, nationality and residency, and previous study.

 

Student Finance is the government’s loan scheme for undergraduates studying a bachelors degree for the first time. It is non-income assessed, and is paid directly to your university or equivalent learning provider.

 

Full-time student

2017/18 academic year

2018/19 academic year

Full-time

Up to £9,250

Up to £9,250

Full-time at a private university or college

Up to £6,165

Up to £6,165

 

Part-time student

2017/18 academic year

2018/19 academic year

Part-time

Up to £6,935

Up to £6,935

Part-time at a private university or college

Up to £4,625

Up to £4,625

 

Maintenance loans, supplementary grants, and Disability Student Allowance (DSA) are available to students with up to £8,000 available in maintenance loans.

 

Full-time student

2017/18 academic year

2018/19 academic year

Living at home

Up to £7,097

Up to £7,324

Living away from home, outside London

Up to £8,430

Up to £8,700

Living away home, in London

Up to £11,002

Up to £11,354

You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad

Up to £9,654

Up to £9,963

 

Some students choose to borrow only a portion of their funding entitlement and pay the rest themselves.

 

Student Finance loans are repayable to the Student Loans Company, with payments being deducted from your monthly income via your employer once you meet a certain income band of £21,000 annually and you’ve finished the course.

 

See funding information on Adult Learning page.

 

Supplementary grants in the form of Childcare Grant, Parental Learning Allowance, and Adults Dependents Grant are available at variable rates for students with dependent children, partners or parents. Child birth certificates and Child Benefit/Tax Credit letters must be shown to qualify for these additional grants.

 

Maintenance Grants are no longer available for any students who begin study after August 1, 2016. Part-time and Open University students are only entitled to tuition fees and DSA.

 

Apprenticeships

Enrol offers a varied list of apprenticeships on offer in the UK that deliver both practical on-the-job experience and classroom training.

 

Apprenticeships are free for you to take, unlike university courses. Additionally, you get paid to work as you train and learn. Your hourly wage is based on how long you’ve been doing the apprenticeship, as well as your age when you started the course. The Minimum Wage for apprentices is shown below:

 

Apprentice
In First Year
Starting age 16-18 £3.90
Starting age 18-20 £5.70
Starting age 21-24 £7.38
Starting age 25+ £7.83
In Second Year Onwards
Starting age 16-18 £4.20
Starting age 18-20 £5.70
Starting age 21-24 £7.38
Starting age 25+ £7.83

 

NHS Courses and Nursing


Before August 1, 2017, NHS and Nursing courses were formally funded through the NHS Bursary Scheme.

 

This has changed, meaning that many NHS and Nursing courses will be funded through Student Finance instead. See above for the full list of allowances this service offers students.

 

Courses affected include:

 

  • Nursing: child, adult, mental health, learning and disability

  • Allied Health Professional courses: Midwifery, Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Orthotic and Prosthetics, Physiotherapy, Podiatry/Chiropody, Radiography, Speech and Language Therapy, Operating Department Practitioner.

 

Helpful links

More information on Student Finance can be found at the government’s website, here.

More information on Apprenticeships can be found at the government’s website, here.