Costs of learning: student funding guide 2019 to 2020

Funding guide for learners and students including those going to college or university.


This guide gives an overview of the funding available from August 2019 for learners or people who are thinking about learning. It is also a useful guide for practitioners to help them give others advice.

If you are thinking about starting a course, it's a good idea to plan ahead and to be aware of the costs beforehand.

Whatever your age, abilities or family responsibilities you can apply to get help. There are many sources of funding available. One or more of them may well apply to you, whether you want to:

  • stay on at school;
  • go to college or university;
  • study full-time or part-time; or
  • learn while you are working.



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