Student finance made simple

Going to university is a smart financial decision, but many of you might worry about the cost and how to pay for it. Our easy guide can help you understand fees, loans, and funding options.

Funding your studies

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Financial support at university

We understand that student finance can be overwhelming, but it doesn't need to be. Check out the resources below for more insight into how student finance works and the support available here for you at UCLan.

How much does it cost to go to university?

University expenses include tuition fees and living costs. Check out our guide and plan how you can cover them with confidence.

Frequently asked questions

The standard full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. Yes, £9,250 per year tuition fees sounds like a lot of money. It IS a lot of money. But remember that if you’re a UK-based student you don’t need to pay your tuition fees up front.

Student Finance are here to help

Most of our full-time undergraduate students apply to Student Finance to pay their tuition fees, this way you won’t be expected to pay anything until you’ve graduated and you’ve got a good job.

View fees including non-standard fees 

Most students apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. The amount you receive will depend on your personal circumstances, such as your household income and whether you live away from home or with your family but it could range up to £9,488 a year.

Help me calculate a budget

According to the UCAS student budget calculator, the average monthly cost if you study at UCLan is £771.

Costs can vary depending on your lifestyle and spending habits, so it's important to budget carefully and keep track of your expenses. Some expenses you will need to include on your budget are:

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Transport
  • Utilities
  • Leisure activities
  • Textbooks and course materials

EU and international tuition fees

Discover our competitive fees and inclusive services. Plus, find out if you qualify for our international scholarships and bursaries.

International fees

Useful information

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    Cost of living support hub

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Studying is one of the biggest investments you can make towards your future. We're here to make the fees and finance side of university as easy as possible to understand.

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    From free sports centre membership to all-inclusive bills in our accommodation. There are some fantastic benefits to studying with us which will save you lots of money during your time at University. 

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    Need help creating a budget whilst you're at university? There are some great online budget calculators out there than will help you save money and keep track of your finances.