There are a range of funding and loan options available to you.

NHS Maintenance Payments from 2020/21

The government has announced that the following cohort of student from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back.

The funding will be given to all new and continuing students from September 2020.  
Nursing and midwifery courses
Paramedic science and Speech and Language therapy courses:

The funding will be provided on top of existing support, including student loans.

Student Finance England

If you're studying a pre-registration nursing or midwifery course, you will have access to a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan from Student Finance England.

Use the student finance calculator to estimate how much you are entitled to.

Supplementary grants

You may be eligible for extra help if you are a single parent, support someone who depends on you financially, or disabled:

  • Adult Dependants' Grant
  • Childcare Grant 
  • Parents' Learning Allowance
  • Disabled Student Allowances (needs assessment required) 

NHS Additional allowances

In addition to the loans available for tuition fees and living costs, the NHS provides:

  • Child Dependants Allowance
  • Travel and Dual Accommodation Expenses 
  • Exceptional Support Fund 

Greenwich Hardship Fund

You may also apply for the Greenwich Hardship Fund

If you've already had funding before (previous study)

You may be eligible for funding even if you've already had public funding for higher education before. Find out more by contacting Student Finance England.