Undergraduate loans and funding
Find out about student loans, maintenance loans and other funding you could get for undergraduate study.
- are from the UK
- 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 £8,944 (2019/20) if you live away from home and study at Sussex.
You have to pay back student loans after you graduate and you start repaying when you earn more than £25,725 a year. Repayment thresholds may be subject to change in future years.
Other funding and help
You may also be eligible for:
- a Sussex undergraduate scholarship
- American student loans and federal aid if you are a US citizen or eligible non-citizen
- Disabled Students' Allowances if you have a mental health problem, long-term illness or another disability. Email email@example.com for more information
- extra funding 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
- Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship Scheme
- 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 (details below). 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.