If you’re looking to train on a non-salaried teacher training course, you could receive a tuition fee and maintenance loan to help you successfully complete your postgraduate teacher training year and start your new career.
This is available to all eligible postgraduate teacher trainees, with or without a bursary or scholarship.
Tuition fees and any other financial support you might receive will depend on your status as a home, EU/EEA or overseas student. Make sure you’re aware of the level of support you’re eligible for before you apply for teacher training.
Tuition fee and maintenance loans
You can apply for a tuition fee loan to pay for your training so you don’t need to pay anything upfront. You can also apply for a maintenance loan to help with living costs and you may be able to get a bursary or a scholarship.
Even if a bursary or scholarship is available for your course, you can get student finance to cover your fees and help with your living costs. You can apply for a tuition fee and/or a maintenance loan even if you already have a student loan.
You can apply for a tuition fee loan of up to £9,250 to cover the full cost of your course fees and a maintenance loan of up to £12,010 to help with your living costs.
You will only have to make repayments when you’re earning. Your repayments will not increase if you already have a student loan and take a loan out for teacher training.
Find out more on the Government student finance calculator to find out how much you can get.
If you already have a student loan:
You are only required to make repayments on your loan if you took it out:
- After 1 September 2012 and you are earning over £26,575
- Before 1 September 2012 and you are earning over £19,390
- Your repayments will not increase if you take out another loan for teacher training.