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  • There are a range of schemes available from a number of external organisations which offer financial support and assistance to University of Law students including the new Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan, Future Finance or Career Development loans depending on your course of study.

    Please look through the funding options below to find out the best option for you. You can also consider a combination of funding options that may be open to you.

    You can spread the cost of your training through our installment scheme; secure a loan to assist with tuition or living costs; or apply for our postgraduate scholarships. We’ve also published a wealth of information on other external organisations that may be able to help you fund your course.

    5% Early Payment Discount

    The University of Law is pleased to announce that it is offering a 5% discount on fee liability to postgraduate law students who make an early payment of their fee liability.  

    To take advantage of this offer you will need to meet the following criteria:

    • You will need to have accepted a place on a postgraduate course commencing in September 2016 (applicable courses are: LPC, LPC LLM, LPC MSc, GDL and BPTC)
    • Payment must be made to the University on or before 1 August 2016
    • Minimum payment to qualify for the discount will be the first liability of fees (as detailed in the fee schedule applicable to your course)

    For further information please read our  FAQ sheet or contact our Student Finance Officers on 01483 216380

    • This page gives details of a wide range of study loans available to ULaw postgraduate students – as well as useful contacts and links to relevant external websites. Please read our policy on external websites.

      New Student Loans Company Postgraduate Loan
      Future Finance Student Loans
      Professional and Career Development Loans for LPC and BPTC students
      Graduate loans for GDL
      US federal and Canadian loans


      New Postgraduate Loan from the Students Loans Company

      Loan highlights

      • Loans are available up to £10,000 towards study costs; it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs;
      • Students must be UK national resident in England only or EU nationals resident in the UK on the first day of first academic year but within with EEA throughout the preceding three years.
      • Students should be starting their course after 1st August 2016 and attending their first Masters course in order to qualify.
      • Loans are available to students studying Master’s degree courses (LLM or Msc) only starting after 1st August 2016 – professional certificate or diploma courses are not eligible for the loan nor the accelerated LPC as the study duration does not meet the minimum requirements.
      • Loans are repayable once you earn over £21,000 per annum and will be repaid over a maximum of 30 years.
      • Interest rates are 3% above RPI, indicative interest rate as in June 2016 is 3.9%.

      Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the UK government website.

      How to apply

      Students with an offer can submit an application online up to six months prior to course start.

      You would need to submit an application via the UK government website

      The University of Law will be required to verify your enrolment on the course before any funding is released; this will be completed after you have undergone registration and provided the University with your individual Student Support Number as issued by the SLC.

      Funds will be released directly to you. You will be responsible for making any payments towards tuition yourself.


      Future Finance Student Loans 

      Future Finance is the UK's largest private student lender and the best source of funding for your education after Government loans.

      About Future Finance loans

      • Loans are offered from £1,000 - £40,000 to cover both tuition and living costs
      • Loans are offered to UK, EU and even international students with a UK domiciled address
      • Loans are available to students studying at an undergraduate or postgraduate level
      • Loans are repayable up to 10 years and three months after graduation
      • Students can apply for up to four payment holidays of three months each during the loan period
      • Interest rate of 9.5% during study which drops to 8% as soon as you graduate
      • Representative 9.5% APR (variable)

      How to apply

      Students with an offer can submit an application online up to nine months prior to course start, and apply for a loan for living costs before or during your studies

      You can get started by submitting an application via the Future Finance website to see if you're eligible

      The University of Law will be required to verify your enrolment on the course before any funding is released; this will be completed after you have undergone the application process

      Any loan funds requested for tuition will be released directly to The University of Law to be applied towards your tuition and loans for living costs will be paid directly to you


    • Professional and Career Development Loans for LPC and BPTC students
      Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loan product. You can use the loan to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries.

      As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the loan is right for you. 

      For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900. 

      Our learning provider identification number is: 21079.

      How to apply

      The learning provider registration number you will need to receive an application form for The University of Law is: 21079.

      Please note if you are attending the accelerated version of the LPC course, this course has been registered for a PCDL loan but the title you should complete on your application form is LPC FT - not adding the accelerated reference. 

      If you are studying one of our postgraduate courses we will be newly running in September 2016, you will not be eligible for this loan as the course must have been running for one academic year to qualify for this support.

      All forms for certification must be signed by a member of the centre finance team after you have started your course. You can either take the forms to a drop-in or send to us by post. 

      Students in receipt of a PCDL must provide the centre with a payment schedule or Stage Funding document confirming the fee loan payment dates to the University to allow us to update your fee account with the relevant details.


      Graduate loans for GDL

      Graduate loans are available from the majority of high street banks. You may apply to borrow from £1,000 up to £15,000. Loans are subject to status and assessment. 
      Further information on graduate accounts and loans.


      US federal and Canadian loans

      The University of Law is a private institution and due to our structure, we do not meet the criteria for US students to secure federal loans.

      If you require funding to assist in covering your costs at The University of Law, you may wish to approach lenders regarding any private loans, which are offered at more commercial rates of interest and would be affected by your credit rating.

      Canadian Nationals however will be able to apply for support in the form or loans and/or grants through the Canadian provinces. All our centres and courses are currently eligible for support through this system. Please bring all copies of any paperwork that require certification into the Student Services team at your centre or e-mail copies to our central Student Funding team: funding@law.ac.uk.

    • The University of Law offers a range of flexible payment options to help you pay for your postgraduate course. We give you peace of mind by spreading out the tuition fee payments and arrange payments by direct debit. 

      5% Early Payment Discount

      The University of Law is pleased to announce that it is offering a 5% discount on fee liability to postgraduate law students who make an early payment of their fee liability.  

      To take advantage of this offer you will need to meet the following criteria:

      • You will need to have accepted a place on a postgraduate course commencing in September 2016 (applicable courses are: LPC, LPC-LLM, LPC-MSc, GDL and BPTC)
      • Payment must be made to the University on or before 1 August 2016
      • Minimum payment to qualify for the discount will be the first liability of fees (as detailed in the fee schedule applicable to your course)

      For further information please read our FAQ sheet or contact our Student Finance Officers on 01483 216380

      Fees and instalment schedules for our postgraduate courses

      How to apply for the instalment payment plan
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      If you’ve already accepted your place at The University of Law, please e-mail: admissions@law.ac.uk with your preferred instalment plan and payment method. 

      If you wish to change your instalment plan, please e-mail admissions@law.ac.uk

    • University of Law postgraduate scholarships
      For more information on scholarships available exclusively to University of Law postgraduate students, please visit our postgraduate scholarships page.
    • This page gives details of a wide range of funding options available to postgraduate law students – as well as useful contacts and links to relevant external websites. Please read our policy on external websites.

      Local authority grants
      Charities and grant-making trusts
      Funding for trainee solicitors
      Funding for trainee barristers
      Study bursaries for LLM students

      Local authority grants

      Some authorities provide financial assistance. For further information, contact your local authority.



      Charities and grant-making trusts

      There are numerous organisations that provide financial support to students. For further information, contact the Education Grants Advisory Service by e-mailing egas.enquiry@fwa.org.uk    



      Funding for trainee solicitors
      Employer sponsorship

      Some law firms and other employers sponsor their trainees, paying course fees and living expenses. For further information see The Training Contract and Pupillage Handbook or visit www.lawcareers.net. Some firms also offer part-time study training contracts (PTS TC) combining part-time study (GDL and/or LPC) with full-time work, half of which can be counted towards the two years required to complete a training contract. For further information visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority website.

      Law Society bursary scheme

      If you have no other funding, you may be able to get a bursary from the Law Society. Applications must be made by April of the year you start your course. For further information call 0870 606 2555, e-mail mailto: bursaryapplications@lawsociety.org.uk or visit the Solicitors Regulation Authority website 



      Funding for trainee barristers
      Inns of Court scholarship

      Partial funding is available from the Inns of Court for qualifying pupils, GDL or BPTC students. For more information, visit the website of your chosen Inn.

      Barristers’ chambers

      All chambers should award a minimum grant of £12,000 over a one-year pupillage. For further information, see The Pupillages Handbook available from the Bar Standards Board website

      HSBC Bar student loan package

      HSBC has withdrawn the Bar loans scheme. The Bar Council is in the process of trying to establish a similar scheme with an alternative bank.  



      Study bursaries for LLM students

      Postgrad Solutions Ltd is offering two Global LLM Study Bursaries, each to the value of £500. They are open to both international and UK students, and aim to help students fund their chosen Master of Laws programme.

      Further information and details of how to apply

      Further information on funding postgraduate study

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    • We can announce that as of 6th July 2016 Metro Bank will no longer offering support to our  students.

      Please see the section below for details of other funding options available.

      Useful FAQ’s

      What if I have a loan already approved?

      Any students that have already secured a loan from Metro bank for the upcoming academic year, will have that application honoured and funding will be released in accordance with your loan agreement.

      What if I have submitted a loan application but not yet had a decision?

      Any applications already in progress will continue to be assessed however the decision will be at the discretion of Metro Bank. Metro Bank will not be accepting any new applications as of 6th July 2016

      Will this impact on my scheduled repayments?

      Repayments can still be delayed until you have completed your current course.

      What if I want to cancel my application?

      Students can cancel their applications with Metro Bank should they wish to by contacting Metro bank directly on 0345 450 3248.

      What if I wish to transfer, defer or intermit?

      Before you decide to transfer courses, you would be strong advised to contact Metro Bank to fully understand the impact on your funding. It is possible your application will be cancelled and you will not be able to submit a new application.

      Students that wish to defer or intermit will have the loans cancelled for the remainder of this year and all scheduled payments in the future will be cancelled. You would need to research the funding options that are available to you when you return to your course.

      Students can also reduce the loan amount they have applied for with Metro should they wish; however students should again be advised to contact Metro Bank as in some cases this requires the original application to be cancelled.

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