Apply for funding for distance learning degrees
You must apply for funding in the academic year your distance learning course or module starts
A reimbursement of your entitlement will be processed once the HE1 application form is submitted and all documents required have been received and approved.
Eligibility for distance learning funding
To be eligible for distance learning study, you must be enrolled with a recognised and approved distance learning institute in England, Scotland or Wales and meet the Student Finance criteria.
Courses that are funded
We fund courses that are:
undergraduate degrees at recognised 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
- course length as 1 year on this section of the form
- module name as the course title on this section of the form
How much you'll receive
|No more than £50,000||80%|
|More than £50,001 but no more than £55,000||60%|
|More than £55,001 but no more than £60,000||40%|
|More than £60,001 but no 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 the amount you'll be awarded by Student Finance.
Payment will then be forwarded directly to you from the Treasury and Exchequer Department.
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.