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Student Loans Explained

NDA part-time undergraduate degree students are eligible for a student loan to cover the entire cost of their tuition fees. There are no upfront fees to pay.

If you are not a previous NDA student please wait until you have been offered a place on your course before applying for your student loan.

Design Your Future

You can afford to study for a degree

At NDA we know that for many potential students to study at university, even part-time, is just not an option. Many are juggling home & family commitments alongside part-time or full-time work. Many creative and talented people would like to turn their hobby into a career in design – but finding the time to study and pay tuition fees makes this seem impossible. 

This is why NDA offers online, flexible, affordable design degrees. With a student loan to cover the entire cost of their degree, NDA students can study without having to worry about tuition fees. Student loans are not based on income or means tested and most students in England will qualify. This means that the Government pays your tuition fees and you only start repayments when you can afford to do so – when you are earning £25,000 per year or more.

Example of Student Loan Repayments

These are based on the current repayment threshold of £25,000 per year.

This threshold will increase in the future in line with inflation, therefore your earnings will be higher before repayments commence

Annual income before taxApproximate monthly salaryApproximate monthly
Repayments are 9% of your income ABOVE £25,000

More Information

For more information see Martin Lewis’ excellent Guide to Part Time Student Loans at the Money Saving Expert website or see the article on the Money Saving Expert website.

You can also visit the Student Finance England website – although the information is not all in one place and you will have to click onto different sections of the website. For your convenience here is a link to the loans guide from Student Finance England.

Student finance eligibility is different if you live in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland:

Or contact NDA with any questions you may have.

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