Prospective Student Finance

Before Starting University

As a student at Staffordshire University you will be challenged, developed and inspired to create a difference.  Study with us and you will build networks, explore different ways of doing things and will leave with practical skills for real-life business.  We have experts in their field and you will enjoy a diverse community within our campus including students from all over the world.  If you decide that Staffordshire University is for you, you will enjoy the fact that the majority of facilities offered to students are within a short walking distance from our campus.

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It can all seem quite daunting starting university life, but not only do we offer academic support - there is also lots of professional support available to you such as; career advice, student guidance advisors, help to finance your studies and advice to help you settle in.

Before starting University it is important to understand the costs involved and the support available to you to ensure you maximise your experience whilst studying here.  For the duration of your course it is important to consider:

  • Tuition fee costs

  • Accommodation costs

  • Living costs

  • Student Loans, Scholarships, Sponsors, Bursaries, Grants, and Career Development Loans

Take a look at our FAQs and useful information for students - you will find lots of helpful information


Student Finance

There is a distinction between Student Finance and Student Loans Company

  • Student is where you should make your initial application for a loan.  It is a UK Government organisation and is run independently by Student Finance England, Student Finance Scotland, Student Finance Wales and Student Finance Northern Ireland.  Student  can advise you on what you are eligible to claim and guide you through the process.

  • Student Loans Company:  Once your application is approved, Student Loans Company (SLC) then administer the money which the Government and various local authorities give you.  It is the Student Loans Company (in most cases) who will issue you with the actual payment.

If you are a student from The Channel Islands or Isle of Man, you will need to contact your local body to ask about student grants/loans, rather than the UK Government.  For the purpose of Higher Education (HE) you will be regarded as an International Student rather than a Home/EU student.  Please see the links below which will take you to the relevant pages.

Home/EU students should contact Student

Isle of Man students should click here

Students from Guernsey  click here

Students from Jersey click here



About Student Loans

Please click here to read about student loans on the Student Information Centre web pages.


Tuition Fees

Staffordshire University has a range of fees and funding options for study. Please click here for further information.


For Accommodation at both Stoke and Stafford campuses and how to apply, please click here to see our Accommodation Page.

Money Doctor

The Students' Union money advice page has useful pages with information, advice and guidance.  Please click here for further information.


Credit Control Policy

It is important that you read the University's Credit Control Policy (PDF, file size: 189.01KB) . This also forms appendix 12 in the General Regulations for Students