Financial Support

What statutory support can I get?

Tuition Fee Loan


Tuition fees for the SCITT are £9,250 per annum. UK and EU trainees can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the full amount of the tuition fees. It is not means tested and you only repay the loan when you start to earn over £25,000. It is not compulsory to take out a loan: you can pay the full fees yourself or pay part of the fees and take a loan out for the rest. Some qualified teachers will be able to apply for a reimbursement on their student loan payments made in the first 10 years of their careers, provided they are teaching in a state-funded school in a designated local authority. For more information on the Teachers’ student loan reimbursement scheme visit here.

For advice on how to apply for a tuition fee loan, visit


Maintenance Loans


Financial support may also be available to help you fund your living costs. This is means tested and depends on each individual’s circumstances. You may have to disclose information about your household income. You must be a full time UK student (EU students cannot apply). For advice on eligibility and applying, visit


Training Bursaries


Bursaries are available to trainees on primary with maths courses with at least grade B maths A level or equivalent.


Further information



There are several excellent websites which contain cost of living calculators to help you work out your budget. For further information on all aspects of student finance try: