Student Finance news for new Paramedic Practice students starting a course in 2018

We want to make sure our Paramedics are getting the maximum funding they are entitled to and as the funding arrangements for Paramedics has changed fundamentally this year, we know that there is some confusion around funding for this particular course.

Here’s the summary……………

Tuition Fees – England domicile students should be eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover the costs of tuition for the duration of the course, unless they have previous study

Living costs – England domicile students should be eligible for a Maintenance Loan from Student Finance England (SFE). The exact amount of loan you get is based on your household income and for the 2018/19 academic year, this means household income details for financial year April 2016-April 2017. If you are an independent student and you don’t live with a partner, you will automatically be granted full Maintenance Loan unless you have previous study.

Please note that as Paramedic Practice is a ‘long course’ (more than 31 study weeks in a year), you can be considered for a higher rate of Maintenance Loan. This is paid at £93 or £61 per extra week depending on where you’re living. However, this is only available to students with a household income of less than circa £40,000.

You might also be eligible for the University of Brighton bursary (now payable in each year of the course) as long as your household income is under £25,000.

If you have dependent children or there is another adult in your household who is financially dependent upon you, you can apply for additional grants for dependents and you may also be entitled to some DWP Benefits.

Unfortunately, unlike some other health profession courses, you are not eligible to apply for the NHS Learning Support Fund

If you any questions about your funding, please come and see an Adviser in Student Advice

Student Advice Service

Helen is the Student Advice Service Manager within Student Services and is based in Tithe Barn on the Moulsecoomb campus

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