Fees and Funding

Applying for loans, paying tuition fees and planning your everyday finances can seem daunting, but we're here to help you with every aspect of managing your money and the costs of studying

This section gives you all the information you need about fees and financial help while studying at LJMU, whether you're an undergraduate or a postgraduate, a part-time student or a student with dependants. Whatever your course or individual circumstances, you'll find the information you need to help you manage your budget, reduce financial pressures and concentrate on your studies.

Key Things to Remember

  • Apply early for your student finance to ensure it is in place before you start your course
  • You don’t have to wait until you’ve been formally offered a place at LJMU to apply for your student funding 
  • If you are starting a course here in September 2015 you can apply for your student finance from January onwards. Apply online at www.gov.uk/student-finance
  • You don’t have to pay your tuition fees up front - as long as you have not been to university before and meet the residency rules you can take out a tuition fee loan
  • You don’t have to start paying back your student loans until after you leave LJMU and are earning at least £21,000*
  • Your monthly repayments will be based on your salary not what you borrowed
  • After 30 years (25 years for students who started prior to 1 September 2012) anything you still owe will be written off
  • If you take time out to go travelling or have a family and your income drops below £21,000* your loan repayments will stop automatically
 *£15,000 for students who started prior to 1 September 2012. These thresholds apply to students normally resident in England.

Undergraduate Fees and Funding Guide 2015/2016

The 2015/2016 guide contains information on tuition fees, loans, bursaries and scholarships, along with helpful tips and details on when to apply for funding.

Page last modified 27 November 2014.

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