Tuition fee and maintenance loans

Funding is available to help you train to teach. You can apply for a:

  • tuition fee loan of up to £9,250 to cover your teacher training, so you do not need to pay course fees upfront
  • maintenance loan of up to £12,667 to help with living costs

You can still apply for a tuition fee and a maintenance loan if you already have a student loan, and regardless of whether you get a teaching bursary or scholarship.

You will only have to make loan repayments once you’re earning. Your repayments will not increase if you already have a student loan and take an additional loan for teacher training.

Use the student finance calculator on GOV.UK to find out how much funding you can get.

Check your eligibility for a scholarship or bursary

You may also be eligible for a scholarship or bursary, depending on the subject you’re training to teach.

You do not have to pay a scholarship or bursary back. You can receive this as well as any tuition fee and maintenance loans.

Find out if you’re eligible for a scholarship or bursary.

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An adviser can answer all your questions around funding your training, from how student finance works to available scholarships and bursaries.

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