Student Loans and Allowances

If going on to tertiary study, Studylink helps you make informed choices about your student finance, how to apply for it and manage it online.

Student Loan – A Student Loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees charged by your education provider), study materials (eg, books, computer, travel) and living costs, but you’ll have to pay it back.

Student Allowance – A Student Allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don’t have to pay the money back.

To find out what you are eligible for and to apply, click here.


Mrs Helliwell’s Student Loan/Student Allowance presentation for Year 13s:



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