Undergraduate loans and funding
Find out about student loans, maintenance loans and other funding you could get for undergraduate study.
- are from the UK
- are from the European Union (EU)
- have an eligible residency status, such as an EEA migrant worker.
You may also be able to apply for a social work bursary.
Student loans payments
Your tuition fee loan is paid to Sussex after we confirm your attendance. You must then send your Student Finance award letter to firstname.lastname@example.org when your loan is approved.
Your maintenance loan is paid into your bank account around the start of each term, and you can normally borrow up to £8,700 (2018/19) if you live away from home and study at Sussex.
Repaying your loans
You have to pay back student loans after you graduate and you start repaying when you earn more than £25,000 a year.
Other funding and help
You may also be eligible for:
- a Sussex undergraduate scholarship
- American student loans and federal aid if you are an American national or permanent resident
- Disabled Students' Allowances if you have a mental health condition, long-term illness or another disability. Email email@example.com for more information
- extra help if you are on a low income, or you have children or dependant adults
- a travel expenses grant if you normally live in England but study away from home
- other grants through external organisations.
You can also look for a part-time job to help you cover your living costs.
If you need help with any money-related matters, contact the Student Funding Team. They can also help you apply for emergency hardship loans while you're here as a student.
If you have a visa
If you need a visa to study in the UK, you may:
- have restrictions on how many hours you can work each week
- need to prove you have enough money to cover your fees and living costs.