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What is an Advanced Learner Loan?

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What is an Advanced Learner Loan

If you are studying on a full-time Level 3 or 4 programme or apprenticeship, you are eligible to apply for a loan to help you pay your tuition fees. These loans are not means-tested or subject to credit checks, and you start repaying the loan when you earn over £25,725 per year.   

Loans for Access to Higher education programmes are cleared if you go on to complete a higher education programme with the support of a higher education student loan.   

For more information regarding eligibility criteria, please visit www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans

 

Paying your fees  

Payment may be made in person, over the phone or electronically  

The preferred methods of payment are:  

  • Most major credit and debit cards excluding American Express  
  • Bank transfer. Please use Student ID as reference. 
  • Online via payment portal 
  • Advanced Learner Loan  
  • Direct debit as part of an instalment plan, if eligible 

In certain circumstances, other payment methods may be used including:  

  • cheques

Please note: Due to the risks associated with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we are unable to accept cash payments at this time.

 

Paying by Direct Debit 

You may request to pay course fees by Direct Debit instalments subject to the following conditions:  

  • 40% of the course fee is paid at enrolment 
  • A £10 instalment administration fee is payable at enrolment 
  • A direct debit mandate is completed at point of enrolment and given to the enrolment personnel 
  • You must have a UK bank account 
  • The course must be delivered over 15 weeks or more 
  • The course fee must be: 
    1. £250 or over for a short plan, or 
    2. £500 or over for a long plan 
  • The remaining 60% of the course fee is paid over: 
    1. Six equal instalments of 10% each for a long plan 
    2. Two equal instalments of 30% each for a short plan 
  • These instalment plans can only be offered if the full course fees will be paid in full prior to the course end date 
  • If a student withdraws from the course, they will remain liable for any outstanding balance 

 

Employer payments  

If your employer is paying your fees, we will need a letter on your employer’s headed paper, confirming they agree to pay your course fees. We will then raise an invoice to them.

This letter should include: 

  • Your / the students name 
  • Course name 
  • Academic year 
  • Value being contributed 
  • Invoice address 
  • Email address for submission of invoice 
  • Be signed by a manager 

 

Invoice terms are 30 days from date of invoice, and full invoice value must be paid.

Instalment options are not available (except apprenticeship courses). 

 

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