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Tuition fee and maintenance loans

Information for UK 2016/17 undergraduates

How much funding could you receive?

This page provides an overview of the government funding available to full-time undergraduates starting a course in 2016/17

As well as government funding, you could also receive additional funding from scholarships and bursaries.

Apply for your student funding

You need to apply for your tuition fee loan and your maintenance loan by the end of May. You can still apply after this date, but if you do apply later you may not receive your money for the start of term. In order to be eligible, you must apply no later than nine months after the start of your course.

  • Tuition fee loan deadline: end of May
  • Maintenance loan deadline: end of May

You can apply for a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan via your government website. The tuition fee loan is paid directly to Liverpool John Moores University.

How much funding could I receive?

The amount of funding you receive depends upon where you live in the UK and your household income.

Students living in England

The amount of funding you will receive depends upon where you live in the UK and your household income.

The information in this chart applies to full-time students from England who will be living away from home. Remember, if you apply for a scholarship, a bursary, an award or if you have dependants, you may be entitled to more money.

Funding for 2017/18 students from England who'll be living away from home:

Household income

Tuition fee loan

Maintenance loan

LJMU bursary

Total funding

£25,000 or less per year

£9,250*

£8,430

£500

£8,930

£30,000

£9,250*

£7,825

0

£7,825

£35,000

£9,250*

£7,220

0

£7,220

£40,000

£9,250*

£6,615

0

£6,615

£42,875

£9,250*

£6,266

0

£6,266

£45,000

£9,250*

£6,009

0

£6,009

£50,000

£9,250*

£5,404

0

£5,404

£55,000

£9,250*

£4,799

0

£4,799

£62,180

£9,250*

£3,928

0

£3,928


* Full-time students studying on a foundation year of a course are charged £7,700 in the foundation year only. Part-time students can apply for a tuition fee loan on a pro rata basis.

Funding for 2017/18 students from England who'll be living in parental home:

Household income

Tuition fee loan

Maintenance loan

LJMU bursary

Total funding

£25,000 or less per year

£9,250*

£7,097

£500

£7,597

£30,000

£9,250*

£6,499

0

£6,499

£35,000

£9,250*

£5,901

0

£5,901

£40,000

£9,250*

£5,303

0

£5,303

£45,000

£9,250*

£4,705

0

£4,705

£50,000

£9,250*

£3,107

0

£4,107

£58,201

£9,250*

£3,124

0

£3,124


* Full-time students studying on a foundation year of a course are charged £7,700 in the foundation year only. Part-time students can apply for a tuition fee loan on a pro rata basis.

For more information, please visit the Student Finance site.

Students living in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland

To find out what funding is available for you, please visit your government website:

Information about maintenance loans

Am I eligible for a maintenance loan?

The maintenance loan is available to full-time UK students who meet the residency rules, don't already have an honours degree and who are under the age of 60 on 1 September in the year they start their course.

PGCE/PGDE students are funded on the same basis as undergraduates and are also eligible for a maintenance loan.

Part-time students are NOT eligible for maintenance loans. However, if you are a part-time student you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. 

How will I receive the maintenance loan?

The maintenance loan is paid straight into your bank or building society account by the Student Loans Company (SLC). Prior to releasing your maintenance loan the SLC will require confirmation from us that you are attending Liverpool John Moores University.

The loan is paid in three instalments and it's up to you to budget this money for the whole term. For example, you will have to pay your rent and travel costs out of this money.

Repayments

When will I repay my loans?

You do not have to start repaying your loans until you are earning more than £21,000 per year, unless you leave your course early. In this instance your eligibility will be recalculated to ensure you have only had a loan for the number of weeks you have been attending.

Once you are earning more than £21,000 per year, you will pay back 9% of anything above the £21,000 threshold. This chart gives you an idea about the amount you will pay back based on the amount you earn.

         Annual Salary             Monthly repayment 
            £19,000               0 
            £22,000            £7.50 
            £25,000            £30.00 
            £30,000            £67.50
            £35,000           £105.00
            £40,000           £142.50
            £45,000           £180.00
            £50,000           £217.00
            £55,000           £255.00
            £60,000           £292.50

If you haven’t fully repaid your student loan after 30 years, your loan is written off. This means you won’t need to continue repaying the loan.