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Advanced Learner Loan

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All students aged 19 or over and studying a Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification are now required to pay course fees, but a loan is available. However, if you are aged 19-23 studying your first full Level 3 your fees are waived.

Advanced Learner Loan

Adult Students at Accrington and Rossendale College
To ensure everyone has the opportunity and right to study, Advanced Learner Loans have been made available which are not means tested, ensuring equality. It is the responsibility of the student to apply for the loan but support from the college will be available throughout the process.

What You Need To Know
Does The Loan Only Cover The Course Fees? +

Yes, however bursary funds may be available subject to status.

How Is The Loan Paid? +

Student Finance England will pay your agreed fees direct to the College in equal instalments.

The minimum loan you can take out is £300. You can take out the full cost of the fee or you can pay part of the fee yourself. The fee for some courses may exceed the loan amount available from Student Finance England.

Do I Have To Have A Good Credit History? +

There is no credit check and your household income isn’t taken into account.

It is important that you consider your own circumstances and look into all the options for paying for your course. Impartial financial advice is available from the Money Advice Service at:
0300 500 5000

Where Can I Find Out More About The Advanced Learner Loan? +

You can find out more about Advanced Learner Loan by contacting Student Services at or by calling 01254 354354 (select option 3).

Our Advisers will be able to support you with your application as well as providing the facts about Advanced Learner Loan.

Further information is also available at:

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