Fees and finance

Parents and supporters usually have lots of questions about the costs associated with university study. Luckily, we've got you covered.

We’ll explain the basics and point you to helpful resources for more detailed information, so that you can understand university fees and funding.

Tution fees and Student Finance loans

The first main cost to consider is tuition fees, which are £9,250 for 2023 entry. The UK Government offers tuition fee loans to cover undergraduate course fees to UK students.

They also offer separate maintenance loans to cover living costs. This can be used to help pay for accommodation, food, travel, spending money, stationery and other expenses. This loan is means-tested against your household income. The finance systems do differ in each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, so make sure you familiarise yourself with the system that applies to you.

For more information about loans, including how and when to apply, visit the Government websites for:

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer scholarships and bursaries to financially support students. To qualify, students must meet various criteria. Some require students to submit applications, while others can be automatically offered. So, it’s very important that you have a look at our list of our Scholarships and Bursaries for further information.

Extra help from the Government

Your young person may be eligible for extra forms of non-repayable support from the UK Government. These bursaries are based on certain circumstances, such as:

  • Disabled Students’ Allowance
  • Childcare Grant
  • Adult Dependant’s Grant
  • Students on a low income
  • Social work students
  • Teacher training students.

Make sure to check criteria and conditions of all available support.

NHS students  

If your young adult is studying Nursing or an Allied Health Profession, they could be eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF). This includes a £5,000 per year non-repayable grant to assist them with their studies. Find out more information about the LSF.

If the student is studying Medicine or Dentistry, they could be eligible for the NHS Bursary and NHS Grant in the final year of their studies. This means that the NHS would cover their tuition fees for that year. There are different amounts for different criteria and study durations, so make sure to check the website for eligibility.


With the rising cost of living a major concern for all families, how your young adult will manage on a budget may be a worry for you. The good news is that Liverpool is a budget-friendly option. In fact, it’s one of the most affordable student cities in the UK. You and your child can read our Student Services pages for extra help with managing money while studying.

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