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Distance learning degrees: financial help

If your course starts between August and December, you'll be able to apply for a reimbursement as soon as you've paid and started your course. 

Eligibility for funding for students who commenced post 2015/16, and those that have had a break of more than a year between each course or module, will be based on your dependent or independent status.

Who is eligible for student finance

Eligibility for distance learning funding​

To be eligible for distance learning study, you must be enrolled with a recognised distance learning institute in England, Scotland or Wales which we've approved. 

You must also have lived in Jersey for five years immediately before 31 August of the first year of the course, or have 'Entitled' status and lived in Jersey for the previous twelve months. 

You can take a gap year of no more than 12 months within the previous five years and still remain eligible for an award. 

​Courses that are funded​​

The courses that we fund are:

  • ​​undergraduate degrees at recog​nised distance learning institutes
  • professional postgraduate courses, eg LPC

How to apply for funding​​

You must submit an application form between 1 September and 31 August of the year you are studying via the HE1 online application form.

Apply for student finance award

On Section 2 (E)

  • select Distance Learning as Institute Name on this section of the form
  • select Course Length as 1 Year on this section of the form
  • select Module name as the Course Title on this section of the form

On Section 2 (G)

  • answer ‘NO’ as Distance learning students are not eligible for DSA Support or the Student Loan

Once the online form HE1 is completed and accepted by Student Finance a link to a HE7 online form will be sent to the student’s email address and an Income Statement Form will sent out to the student/parent. 

When completing the HE7 link, please apply the same information to the specific questions shown above.

For a reimbursement of fees a receipt of payment for the tuition fees and your academic summary from the distance learning institution will be required. Send your documents to the Student Finance Office.

Applications for 2018/19 academic year must be received by the department no later than 31 August 2019. Late applications we not be accepted.

How much you'll receive​

All new distance learning students will be assessed on an independent or dependent status. 

You must provide confirmation that you've registered on an approved course and paid the course fee before you'll be reimbursed. 

Who is eligible for student finance

Independent students​

We'll calculate your award based on the estimated annual gross income of you and your partner or spouse (if applicable), based on the current financial year (January to December) of the academic year that you're studying in. 

You'll need to provide up to date pay slips or proof of income. 

Dependent students​

We'll calculate your award based on your parent's gross income of the year before the academic year that you start studying. 

​Gross income​Percentage of course fees reimbursed
Not more than £50,000​80%
​More than £50,001 but not more than £55,000​60%
​More than £55,001 but not more than £60,000​40%
​More than £60,001 but not more than £65,000​20%
​More than £65,000
​0%









The maximum award in respect of one academic year is £4,000. ​

​​How the award will be paid​​

You'll be told by Student Finance of the amount you've been awarded. 

Payment will then be forwarded directly to you from the Treasury Department shortly after​. 

Failing a course​

We don't fund repeat periods of study. 

If you fail or don't complete a course that we've funded, you can't be funded for your next course and you may have to reimburse the whole or part of any previous award made to you. ​

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