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    Hi there,

    I was wondering if someone who is aged 19 and applying for a Level 3 course at college is eligible for a tuition fee loan? The tuition is over £8000. Also, if that person will be living away from home in accommodation, are they eligible for a maintenance loan or are these loans only for degree-level students?

    I've tried looking it up but it only gives information on students aged either 16-18 or above 24 years old. There's no information on students aged 19-23 which I thought was rather odd.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Armastan)
    Hi there,

    I was wondering if someone who is aged 19 and applying for a Level 3 course at college is eligible for a tuition fee loan? The tuition is over £8000. Also, if that person will be living away from home in accommodation, are they eligible for a maintenance loan or are these loans only for degree-level students?

    I've tried looking it up but it only gives information on students aged either 16-18 or above 24 years old. There's no information on students aged 19-23 which I thought was rather odd.

    Thanks.
    The financial loans available for 24+ students on level 3 courses are being extended to anyone 19+ for 2016/17 onwards....that's why there's no information because they haven't quite sorted out all of the details yet. But https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learning...what-youll-get gives a guide to the scheme they're extending.

    If you're living away from home then https://www.gov.uk/residential-support-scheme/overview might apply but that only covers specialist providers. For this and a bunch of other support it's worth asking your college if they know of any financial support that's available.

    If you're living away from home in full time education with no other sources of income then you may well also be eligible for income support depending on your exact age https://www.gov.uk/income-support/eligibility

    You might also be able to apply for charitable grants http://grants-search.turn2us.org.uk/ is worth a check in case you have eligibility for something - it's not often a lot of money but can make a difference especially covering course costs or transport costs.
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    Hi Armastan

    We have no confirmation on funding for this at present so please keep checking the Gov.uk website and your place of study for updates.

    Thanks
 
 
 
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