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Many of our students are looking to change career and that's why they’ve enrolled on one of our vocational courses. You too can enrol on a life changing QCF distance learning course without paying a penny up front, with the help of a 19+ learner loan.
The Government has introduced 19+ Advanced Learner Loans to help learners aged 19 and over, in further education, pay a college’s or training organisation’s fee.
Getting a Loan doesn’t depend on your household income and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £21,000 a year. Once you earn over £21,000 a year you’ll pay back 9% of the earnings you’ll receive above this amount.
19+ Advanced Learner Loans can entirely cover the fees of the QCF Stonebridge courses. However, if you wish to take out a smaller amount (not less than £300) and fund the rest yourself, you are able to do this.
Yes, previous qualifications that learners have achieved do not affect their ability to apply for a Loan to gain new qualifications.
This depends on how much you earn, click on the link to the repayment calculator below to see how monthly payments relate to earnings.
|How much it costs|
|While you're studying and until the April after you leave the course||£0 a month|
|£21,000 or less||£0 a month|
|£21,000 to £30,000||£0 to £67 a month|
|£31,000 to £40,000||£75 to £142 a month|
REMEMBER: loan repayments only start when you are earning over £21,000 per year. Repayments won’t start for any course until April 2016, but you can make voluntary repayments before then.
|Yorkshire and The Humber||£17,000|
|East of England||£17,000|
|East of England||£48,000|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||£34,000|
|(in GBP as of Sep 08th 2014)|
|Social Care Assistant|
|East of England||£18,000|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||£18,000|
|East of England||£30,000|
|Yorkshire and the Humber||£20,000|
|(in GBP as of Sep 08th 2014)|
Normally any outstanding loan you have will be written off 30 years after it becomes eligible to be repaid.
If you receive a disability-related benefit and are permanently unfit for work, it will be cancelled.
In addition, if you’re undertaking an Access to HE Diploma and then go on to complete an HE qualification the outstanding balance of your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. To qualify for this write off you must have fully completed both courses.
You do not need to take out a loan for the HE course. However, it must be eligible for funding by Student Finance England. The HE course does not have to relate to the Access to HE course you complete.
You are eligible to enrol on our NUS Extra scheme for just £9.99 and claim big discounts. As a registered Stonebridge student, you can use the NUS extra card to get money off:
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