Students from the UK & European Union starting their Higher Education courses in 2018 will be charged a maximum tuition fee of £7500. EU students who have been resident in the UK consistently for 3 years before the start of their course will be able to receive the same support as a UK student.

If you are studying for your first university-level qualification you can apply to get a loan from the UK government to cover the cost of your tuition fees whilst you are studying. Students who have previously studied in Higher Education may not receive support for their course and should contact Student Finance England for clarification. Depending on circumstances, you may also be entitled to a maintenance loan .

For further information visit www.slc.co.uk.

You will only start to pay back this loan after you have left university and you are earning over £21,000 a year. Your payments will stop if your earnings drop below this level.

International students will be charged £9,000 per annum and the college will be happy to help you with any CAS or Visa enquiries.

You may be entitled to receive a Sussex Downs College bursary of up to £500,which is a means tested award. When you complete your student loan application select the ‘consent to share’ box to be considered.

For further details contact the HE Team on he@sussexdowns.ac.uk or see our or see our Access Agreement.

Further information on loans, grants and bursaries can be found at www.gov.uk/browse/education/student-finance.

Full terms and conditions for our courses can be found here.

Other forms of support

Sussex Downs College Bursary

Students will be assessed by Student Finance England for a bursary if they fit into one of the following categories:

Access to Learning Fund (ALF)

This is a hardship grant based on a student’s income and expenditure whilst at college. In order to apply, full-time students must be receiving their full loan entitlement and be struggling to meet the basic living costs. Please contact the HE Welfare Officer for further information: HE.WelfareOfficer@sussexdowns.ac.uk

Important contacts:

Student Loans Company

Student Finance & Loans

Student Finance Guide

Student Finance (BIS)



PERIOD COVERED – 28/04/2016 THROUGH TO 31/03/2017

The table shows NMH rates. The greyed out cells indicate that the institution does not offer these services.

Note: NMH Support Rates shown per hour in the table.


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