There are two options for students from NI who are seeking help with tuition fee costs: Tuition Fee Loan and Tuition Fee Grant.
To receive a Tuition Fee Loan, your course intensity must be at least 25%. You can also apply for a Tuition Fee Grant which does not have to be paid back and could reduce the amount of Tuition Fee Loan you have to borrow. To receive a Tuition Fee Grant, your course intensity must be at least 50%. The exact amount you will receive will depend on: study intensity, household income and fee costs.
To support the cost of living, a non-repayable Course Grant of up to £265 is available. The amount you receive depends on your household income. To be eligible for a Course Grant, your course intensity must be at least 50% and your household income below £28,068.
For further information on funding options for part-time undergraduates, please visit the Student Finance NI website.
Part-time postgraduate students may be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan as long as their course does not exceed three academic years.