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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Boost to career prospects with a student loan for CCPD programmes

For the first time new students beginning their part-time course on or after 1 September 2012 won’t have to pay any tuition fees up front and will instead be able to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan.  The Tuition Fee Loan isn’t based on household income and there’s no upper age limit for applying.

This means that for potential students who are not high earners, there has never been a better time to enrol on a part-time course.  Although tuition fees are at their highest level ever, student loans to cover the full fees are available.  These loans need not be repaid until the course has finished and until earnings are over £21,000 per year.  Most part-time students will be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan.

One programme which qualifies for such a loan, run by the Centre for Personal and Career Development at CCCU, is the Foundation Degree in Supporting Young People. For applicants who do not already have a qualification at this level, applications can be made for a loan to cover the full cost of the fees while the student is studying.  Students only have to repay the loan once they have completed the two year part time programme (three years to obtain the full BA Degree) and are earning over £21,000 per year.  Full details about this course are available on our website at www.canterbury.ac.uk/education/ccpd

Students studying on the Foundation degree

For those with a disability, long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, extra help may be available through Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).

Helpful information is available at the Government’s Direct Gov website

For more details of the Student Loan scheme including eligibility rules and how to apply, visit Student Finance England.  

Student Finance England:

A Martin Lewis video providing some excellent impartial advice on the changes to student finance for part-time students which is well worth watching:


“Studying part time for a higher education qualification could boost your career prospects, while the flexibility it offers, allows you to balance your studies with personal or family circumstances and work commitments.”

Student Finance England

1 comment:

  1. You're true, watching this advice of Lewis really make sense, esp. for all the students who wants to manage their time,ability,personal problems,family matters,studies and work and their student loans. Thanks for the info.