1. Overview

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of a course at a college or training provider in England.

Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.

Check if you’re eligible before you apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Different funding is available if you want to study in Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Repayments

You’ll have to pay your loan back when both the following apply:

  • you’ve finished your course
  • you earn more than £21,000 a year

Loan Bursary Fund

You may also be eligible for money from the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund if you need help with some costs while studying, eg childcare, travel or trips related to your course.

You can get help and money advice from the Money Advice Service.