Funding Advice

What is means tested and non-means tested funding?

'Means tested’ relates to funding that depends on your household income, ‘Non-means tested’ does not depend on your household income. The Student Loans Company assess your household income to determine your entitlement, which is also based on your decision to study full-time or part-time. The tuition fee loan is available to all eligible UK and EU full-time students regardless of household income and is 'non means tested'.

For additional information visit the practitioners website here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Student Finance Team on 01204 903 497, 01204 903 499 or email

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

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