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Don’t let the thought of tuition fees stand in your way!
If you’re aged 24 or over you can now study on a course and pay no upfront tuition costs by taking out a government loan called the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan.
The loan is easy to apply for, doesn’t take your household income into account and doesn’t involve a credit check. It will fund your college course at Level 3 and above, including Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships.
You only start to pay back the loan once you’ve finished your course and you’re earning over £21,000. Until then you don’t need to pay back anything, but you can make voluntary replayments at any time.
The minimum is £300 and you could actually have all your tuition fees paid for.
You pay back only when you earn over £21k. The money will go directly from your pay - like tax - so less hassle for you. Anything you haven't paid back after 30 years is wiped off.
If you get a 24+ Loan for an Access to higher education course and go on to complete a higher education course, your 24+ Loan is wiped off automatically.