You need to pay back Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans, but not other student finance, for example grants and bursaries. You still have to repay your student loan if you leave your course early.
A different repayment plan applies to Postgraduate Loans.
Plan 1 is for:
- English and Welsh students who started before 1 September 2012
- all Scottish and Northern Irish students
You start repaying when you earn over £17,495. This amount changes on 6 April every year.
Plan 2 is for English and Welsh students who started on or after 1 September 2012.
You start repaying when you earn over £21,000.