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The cost of university can be a major concern but the most important thing to note is that there are no upfront costs for tuition fees, and any repayments will be linked to the graduate’s salary once they reach a certain threshold for repayment.


All full-time undergraduate degree courses at the University of Salford cost £9,250 per year* for entry in September 2018 or January 2019. Any courses with a foundation year as the first year of study may have a reduced tuition fee for the duration of the foundation year of study. This information can be checked online which is always the most up to date source of information on fees and funding. Course fees are on our course finder pages and money advice and guidance is on our money matters pages.

Tuition fee loans are provided by the Student Loans Company and applications are made to Student Finance England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland as appropriate. It is recommended that applications for student finance are made by the end of May 2018 for students starting their studies in September 2018. This is the last date for application to guarantee that funding is in place and it is worth noting that without funding being in place, we do not allow students to register for their course. Applications for funding will open in the spring – it’s usually early March – and we’ll let all our applicants know when the application
window opens. Further details can be found on


The other major cost at university is living costs – this includes accommodation, utilities, travel, food, stationery and any course materials. If there are additional costs associated with your son or daughter’s particular course of study, such as specialist equipment or membership of professional bodies, this will be outlined on our course finder pages. To support with meeting these costs, students are entitled to apply for a maintenance loan. This is a means-tested loan and will take a number of factors into consideration including:

  • Household income – this means the total g oss income of the student’s parent(s), care giver(s) or spouse living in the household where the student lives.
  • Living arrangements – students living away from home are entitled to a higher maintenance loan than those staying in the family home.
  • Dependents – students with a dependent child(ren) or spouse may also be entitled to extra funding to support them, such as a Childcare Grant, Parents’ 

There is a handy calculator on the Student Finance website which you can use to check eligibility for student loans, visit