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There’s plenty of help available to ensure that you know what your tuition fee costs will be and to help you work out any living and studying expenses. 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT STUDENT FINANCE

The Student Finance Zone on Student Finance England’s the student room is the official page for all student finance information.

Quick start guide to Student Finance

Watch Student Finance Adviser Kay Vizard-Kotkowicz give an overview of Student Finance 2017/18

A short film for students thinking about going to university or college in 2017/18

PART-TIME STUDY

Student Finance offer part-time loans to eligible students on eligible course for tuition fees but not for living costs.

» View the guide

Some part-time can claim benefits if they are not working to support themselves. If you would like advice about what you may be entitled to contact the SU Advice and Representation Centre to discuss your individual circumstances, call 01772 894880 or email suadvice@uclan.ac.uk

EXTRA HELP FOR STUDENTS WITH DEPENDANTS

Students with an adult or child(ren) who are dependent on them financially may be able to get additional grants (non-repayable) from Student Finance England. 
» View the dependants grants guide

INFORMATION FOR CARE LEAVERS OR STUDENTS WHO ARE ESTRANGED FROM THEIR FAMILIES

UCLan offers extra support for students who have been in care or are estranged from their families. You can contact our Student Financial Support Team, via email SFSTeam@uclan.ac.uk or telephone 01772 892583 for further information.
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BENEFITS AND TAX CREDITS

Some students may be able to claim certain Benefits and Tax Credits whilst they are studying, for example if you have children or a disability. 
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This film tells you about the extra student finance you can get if you’re a full-time student with children or an adult who depends on you financially.

If you would like advice about what you may be entitled to contact the SU Advice and Representation Centre to discuss your individual circumstances, call 01772 894880 or email suadvice@uclan.ac.uk

HOW MANY MODULES MAKE UP AN AWARD?

Standard courses are made up of 20 credit modules. Here are some examples of the number of 20 credit modules that need to be completed to achieve an award:

Standard full-time

Award Modules Required Total Credits
Certificate 1 20
Certificate of Higher Education 6 120
Diploma of Higher Education 12 240
Foundation Degree 12 240
Degree 16 320
Honours Degree 18 360
Top-Up Degree 6 120
Integrated Masters 24 480
Postgraduate Certificate 3 60
Postgraduate Diploma 6 120
(Taught) Masters Degree 9 180*

*(for 16/17 part-time intake only first 120 credits carry tuition fees)