Paying for your Course

Part-Time Student Finance

Part-time students undertaking designated higher education courses may be eligible to take out a yearly tuition fee loan from Student Finance England.

Your course will be free at the point of entry and you only make repayments if you are earning over £27,295* per year once you have completed your course. The courses in this guide designated for tuition fees are First Degrees, Foundation Degrees and Higher National Certificates.

The amount of fee loan a student can apply for cannot exceed the fee charged by the university.

For further information and eligibility criteria, please click here to visit the Student Finance England website.

If You Are Studying For A Teesside University Award

You may be eligible for a student loan from the Student Loan Company (SLC) to cover the cost of fees. Students on full-time  programmes can also apply to the SLC for a maintenance loan to help with your living costs.

You will only start repaying your tuition fee and maintenance loans once you’ve left your course and your income is over £27,295* per year. Further details regarding student loans and funding can be accessed via the Government website.

For more details or if you have any queries visit Teesside University or contact their team on 01642 342297 or email

*Correct at time of publishing.

Take a look at the table to see some examples of what you might repay based on the current threshold of £27,295* a year.

Annual Salary       Monthly Repayment

£27,000                   £0

£28,000                   £5

£31,000                   £27

£33,000                   £42

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