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Fees and funding

We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make good financial decisions during your time at University.

Your offer letter confirms the tuition fees you’re being charged for your first year of study at Solent, and you would have hopefully submitted an application for any student loans you may need. If you haven't yet done this, it's not too late! You’ll just need to make sure you have enough money to tide you over until your student loan is granted.

You can apply for a student loan by visiting the Student Finance England website. Please note that loans aren't usually released by the Student Loans Company (SLC) until five working days after your formal enrolment at University.

Paying your fees

Most UK and EU students apply for a tuition fee loan from the SLC, who pay us your fees directly. If you’re paying fees yourself, we can accept payment in a number of ways.

Funding to help pay tuition fees

Solent offers a range of scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation.

There’s also lots of other forms of financial support available to students depending on location and status.

If you are an apprentice, please see our apprenticeship funding page for more information.

Top tips from Student Finance England

Student Finance England have produced this handy video to help you understand the application process and what you can do to make sure your money arrives on time for the start of term.

Student finance explained

Phishing emails and ransomware campaigns

There is currently a round of phishing emails and ransomware campaigns targeting students. They are displayed as being sent by the Student Loan Company ( The 'loan applicant' is then asked to log in or to create an account.