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Student Finance

The main elements of the student finance package are:
Tuition Fee Loan
Maintenance Loan (full time students)

Some students may also qualify for:
Maintenance Grant (full time students)
Special Support Grant
Disabled Students' Allowance
Childcare Grant

You should apply for these before you start your course, and need to reapply every year. More information and the online application form can be found at

Tuition Fees

Most students will have their tuition fees loan as part of their student finance package. The money for fees is automatically paid from Student Finance to UCLan. If you get an invoice from UCLan and are expecting Student Finance to pay your fees please don't ignore it. Bring the invoice along with your student finance documents to The <i> and we will be able to help. Students paying their own tuition fees should follow the University payment dates. A list of payment dates, and all other tuition fee information can be found here.

Emergency and Interim Loans

At the Burnley Campus we can offer a range loans to help you if there is a delay in Student Finance making payments to you, or you are struggling between loan payments. We can chat through your options at The <i>. For any loans we will need the following evidence:

Photo ID (ideally a driving licence or passport)
A mini statement from a cash machine, or a print off from online banking, showing the balance in your account for the day you apply for the loan
Evidence that you have applied for student finance

In some cases we may request further evidence to support your application.

When you apply for a loan please read the terms of repayment carefully before you sign.

Access to Learning Fund (ALF)

ALF monies can be awarded as a grant to students. The amounts paid depend on your circumstance, how many applications the fund receives and how much they can distribute from the allocation they receive. Overseas or EU (other than UK) students are not eligible to apply. Find out more about ALF and download an application pack here:

Explore more of our student money pages here.


During Study

Most students take on part-time work whilst they are studying. The Students' Union has an Opportunities Centre, which includes a job shop. The jobs available are from across the North-West and many will be within a suitable travel distance for Burnley based students. You can take a look at the opportunities on offer at the Opportunities Centre website.

Don't forget the during study there are also opportunities to take up internships or placements.

After Graduation

There is lots of help and support to get you where you want to be after you graduate, visit our careers site: