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Financial Support for Undergraduates

Financial Support for Undergraduates

How much are the tuition fees?

With effect from September 2017, the Courtauld Institute of Art will charge an annual tuition fee of £9250 for all UK and EU students embarking on our full- time BA History of Art programme, as approved by the Office for Fair Access (see the OFFA agreement in full).

What funding is available?

For Home/EU students you may be able to secure a student loan via the appropriate Student Finance body:

Student Finance

International students are encouraged to look at similar student finance schemes from their country of origin available to studies studying overseas.

When will I repay the tuition fee loan?

The Government has proposed that you would not start to repay your loans until you are earning more than £21000 per year, when your repayments will be linked to your rate of pay. You will need to repay 9% of your income above £21000 per year. For repayment purposes, your tuition fee loan and maintenance loan will be combined.

Further, up-to-date information can be found on the Student Loans Company website:

What money will I get?

You will need to wait until February 2017 to apply for student finance for 2017/18 courses if you are a UK student. If you are an EU student you can apply from April 2017.

To cover the costs of studying you can apply for:

  • a Tuition Fee Loan, to cover your tuition fees in full
  • a Maintenance Loan for living costs like rent (full-time students only)
  • a Maintenance Grant, if your household income is less than £42,600 and you qualify through our widening access eligibility criteria

Tuition Fee loan

You can get a Tuition Fee Loan of up to:

  • £9250 for new full-time students

The Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to your university or college.

If you’re an EU student from outside the UK, you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan if you meet certain conditions.

The loan is paid directly to the institution at which you study and you will have to pay this loan back.

Maintenance loan

Only full-time, UK domiciled students can get Maintenance Loans for their living costs. You may have to give details of your household income.

The maximum Maintenance Loan for new students whose funding body is Student Finance England is:

  •  £11,002 per year if studying in London and living away from home.
  •  £7,097 per year if you’re studying in London and living at home.

Students receiving tuition and maintenance loans from other funding bodies will need to check the relevant website for that funding body for further details.

These loans are paid into your bank account at the start of each term, once you’ve registered on your course, and you will have to pay this loan back.


Students with children or dependants 

Students in this category may be eligible for support from the following:

  • Childcare Grant
  • Parents’ Learning Allowance
  • Adult Dependants’ Grant
  • Access to Leaning Fund
  • Child Tax Credit

Students with disabilities

Students in this category may be eligible for support from the following:

  • Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • Access to Learning Fund
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Incapacity benefit
Courtauld Bursary

We will award £3,000 to each entrant who qualifies for the full Maintenance Loan (i.e. has a household income of £25,000 or less) and comes from a group identified by the Higher Education Funding Council as being under- represented in higher education:

  • State-school educated
  • National Statistics Socio-Economic Classification Groups 4-7
  • Resident in a low Higher Education participation postcode

It is envisaged that the award will normally comprise £3,000 as a fee waiver, but students may elect to use £2,000 as a fee waiver and take £1,000 as a cash bursary for maintenance costs, or from 2016-17 students may request that the bursary is paid directly to them in three instalments.

We will also provide fee remission to students who qualify for the partial loan (students from households with an income below £69,803) and also come from the same under- represented groups.

Students who are awarded a Courtauld Bursary will continue to receive it for the duration of their programme of study providing that they continue to meet the criteria outlined above and that they make satisfactory academic progress.

You do not have to pay this bursary back.

How to apply

How to Apply

You can apply for student finance when you receive your firm offer of a place at The Courtauld and up to nine months after the start of the academic year.

  1. Where you live determines which site you must visit.
    a. England
    b. Scotland

    c. Wales

    d. Northern Ireland
  2. Set up a student finance account
  3. Log into your account and comple the online application form
  4. Send in evidence, such as proof of your identity or household income, if you are asked for it
  5. Sign and return the loan declaration you receive in the post then
  6. Send the admissions team at The Courtauld a copy of your “Student Finance Breakdown” statement as soon as you receive it
  7. We will determine your eligibility for support and inform you accordingly.
Other Resources

Further information about grants and loans may be obtained from the following sources:

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