Information, Advice and Guidance 16/17

You may have heard about the upcoming changes to 19+ Advanced Learner Loans (formerly 24+ Advanced Learning Loans). Here are some key points which you may find helpful when speaking to potential students.

Advanced Learner Loans (from August 2016)

For courses starting on or after August 2016 the government criteria are changing for the Advanced Learning Loans so that learners aged 19 or over will be able to apply.

  • Students 19 or older can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to help with the fee costs of an eligible Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course. These include A levels, Access to HE Diplomas, Extended Diplomas, Certificates and NVQs).  The levels are stated on our website.
  • If students are aged 19-23 and haven’t already achieved a full Level 3 qualification then they do not need to apply for a loan, as they will be eligible for fee waiver. They must not have previously received a loan to do the same course at the same level
  • On receiving an Offer for a course the Student can apply online after they have received a Learning and Funding Information letter from the College.
  • Please direct students to the Student Information Centre or Registry Information Point if they have further queries.

Detailed information about Advanced Learner Loans will be available soon on the Student Finance England (SFE) website and we strongly recommend that students look at this website before they apply.


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