Fees and funding

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Undergraduate finance

Making the decision to study at university can be a big financial commitment, which is why it's important for you to learn yabo88网页 the fees you will need to pay as well as how to manage your money before you start your studies.

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Please note: from 6 April 2020, the repayment threshold for post-2012 (plan 2) loans will rise from £25,000 to £26,575, as announced by the government in February 2020. For more information, .

Tuition fees

yabo88网页If you study with us, fees for students from the UK, EU, Channel Islands and Isle of Man studying a full-time undergraduate degree are currently £9,250 per year for the first year of study. This fee is subject to a government review, and for EU students, subject to potential changes following the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Any changes to this information will be updated when we know.

For the latest information on the impact of Brexit on tuition fees for students from outside the UK, please visit the .

yabo88网页The fees for UK/EU part-time students will vary depending on the number of credits taken per year, and the fees for the foundation year of a full degree may differ. Please see the relevant course page for details.

Tuition fee loans are provided by the Student Loans Company and applications are made to Student Finance , ,  or  as appropriate. Student finance normally opens for applications in early spring each year, and we email all applicants when this happens. We would encourage you to apply for your student finance as soon as possible to ensure your finances are in place for the new academic year.

Update from the Student Loans Company (24 March 2020): . Therefore, please continue to make your application for student finance and we will update further if this advice changes.

yabo88网页If you're a student from outside the UK, you can find a handy guide to applying for student finance on the . If you have any queries yabo88网页 your eligibility for student finance, you should check this with the relevant funding body as appropriate. We do not make decisions yabo88网页 eligibility for loans; the decision lies with the funding body directly.


Maintenance loans

The other major cost at university is living costs; this includes accommodation, utilities, travel, food, stationery and any course materials. If there are costs associated with your particular course of study this will be outlined on our course finder pages.

To yabo88网页 with meeting these costs, you’re entitled to apply for a maintenance loan. This is a means-tested loan and will take a number of factors into consideration, including:

  • Household income – this means the total gross income of the students’ parent(s), caregivers or spouse living in the household where the student lives;
  • Living arrangements – students living away from yabo88网页 are entitled to a higher maintenance loan than those staying in the family yabo88网页;
  • Students with a dependent child(ren) or spouse may also be entitled to extra funding to yabo88网页 them such as a Childcare Grant, Parents Learning Allowance or an Adult Dependants’ Grant.

yabo88网页There are other factors taken into account, but these are the major ones. There is a  on the Student Finance website which you can use to check eligibility for student loans.

yabo88网页You apply for your maintenance loan at the same time as your tuition fee loan and it is paid directly into your bank account in three instalments. The first instalment will be paid once your attendance at University has been confirmed – we use the date you collect your ID card as the confirmation of attendance and it can take three to five working days after this before the monies are released.

Additional funding yabo88网页 for healthcare students

As you may have seen in the media, in late 2019 the government announced additional funding for students on certain healthcare programmes. We are currently awaiting full details yabo88网页 the bursary, including what form this funding will take, and how students can apply. We understand it will be available to students studying the following courses:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry 
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Midwifery
  • Nursing (adult, child, mental health, learning disability, joint nursing/social work)

As soon as we have further information, we’ll let all eligible students know. In the meantime, visit the  for the latest information.

Financial yabo88网页 at Salford

We're dedicated to helping our students get the most out of their time studying with us, which is why we have three financial yabo88网页 schemes in place: the Inspire Support Scheme, Care Leavers' Bursary and the Unite Foundation Scholarship Scheme. See below for further information and whether you're eligible.

Support schemes and bursaries

yabo88网页Inspire Support Scheme

When you complete registration here on campus you'll automatically be given access to an Inspire account. The scheme is open to all new yabo88网页 and EU undergraduate students joining a foundation year or year one of an undergraduate degree based at the University, and gives you £150 of credit to spend in a dedicated online store. You'll be able to buy learning resources such as text books, electronics or stationery, to give you the best possible start to your studies here at Salford. This scheme will run annually, meaning you’ll receive £150 of credits each year of your undergraduate degree if based here on campus.

For students from low-income backgrounds and living in areas where participation in higher education is low, there will also be the opportunity to receive an additional £350 of credits, bringing the total to £500 each year. This will be based on your personal circumstances and will be assessed at the point of registering as a student here in September. You will be reassessed at registration each year to determine the level of award for that academic year.

yabo88网页For further details on the scheme and to get an idea of what you can buy, visit the . You'll also be able to see the full terms and conditions and .

Care Leavers' Bursary

Care leavers from the UK who are studying an undergraduate degree will be eligible for an annual bursary of £1,000 from September. This will be paid in two instalments of £500, the first in November and the second in April. To find out more, including full eligibility, please contact our Course Enquiries team on 0161 295 4545, or email enquiries@salford.kdkgjli.cn.

Estranged Students' Bursary

Estranged students who are from the UK and studying an undergraduate degree will be eligible for an annual bursary of £500, payable in June. To be eligible for the award, you must be able to show that you have gained independent status with Student Finance for estrangement. This will be verified by our Student Experience and Support Team. To find out more, please yabo88网页 at studentdiversity@salford.kdkgjli.cnyabo88网页 or call 0161 295 0023 (option 1, option 3).

The University of Salford is committed to widening access to higher education. Find out more yabo88网页 our current and future access and participation agreements

Managing your money

Some basic budgeting skills will be important for all students. You’ll find a wealth of  to yabo88网页 with this, as well as information on how to . We’ve also created a  at Salford, too - so you won't be stuck for resources on this topic.

You can also hear from Salford students themselves, as our student bloggers have put together their  and , which are well worth checking out.

Additional resources

yabo88网页The  is an excellent resource for applicants, covering information on a wide range of topics. You'll also find that  has dedicated information for students including money saving tips, budget planners and student bank accounts, as well as discounts and deals.


Need further information?

If you have any further questions yabo88网页 finance at University, contact our course enquiries team on 0161 295 4545 or email enquiries@salford.kdkgjli.cn.