You need to pay back:

  • Tuition Fee Loans
  • Maintenance Loans
  • Postgraduate Loans

You do not need to pay back other student finance, for example grants and bursaries.

You still have to repay your student loan if you leave your course early.

You will have to repay any overpayments if you receive more student loan or grant than you’re entitled to.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

When you start repaying your loan and how much you pay depends on which repayment plan you’re on.

Keep your contact details up to date in your online account so that you can get messages about your loan.

How to repay

How you repay your loan depends on whether you’re employed or self-employed.

If you leave the UK for more than 3 months, you must update your employment details, so the Student Loans Company (SLC) can work out if you have to repay while you’re away. You could build up arrears if you do not update your details.

You can make extra repayments in your online account and by card, bank transfer or cheque.

Keep your payslips and your P60 for your records - you’ll need them if you want to get a refund.

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