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Higher Education Courses

Student Finance NI is a partnership between the Education Authority, the Department for the Economy and the Student Loans Company. The Education Authority is responsible for processing applications for financial support for full-time higher education, part-time higher education and postgraduate courses.

If you normally live in Northern Ireland all the online services and advice you need including downloadable forms are available from the StudentFinanceNI website.

You can find the contact details for your local Student Finance NI office under the EA finder on the Student Finance NI homepage.

Full Time Higher Education

You can apply for a non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan and a means tested Maintenance Loan and Maintenance Grant for day to day living costs.  Other supplementary grants such as the Disabled Students’ Allowance and Dependants’ Grants are also available.

Whether you're thinking about going to university or already studying, you can get all you need to know about what you can get and how to get it from the StudentFinanceNI website.

Part Time Higher Education

You can apply for a Fee Loan of up to £3120 and a means tested Fee Grant of up to £1230 to help pay your fees together with a means tested course grant of up to £265 to cover travel and book costs.

Further information is available from the StudentFinanceNI website.

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan

A non-means tested Tuition Fee Loan of up to £5,500 will be available to help with tuition fee costs.

Further information is available from the StudentFinanceNI website.

NameEmail
Armagh Officestudent.finance-sr@eani.org.uk
Ballymena Officestudent.finance-ner@eani.org.uk
Belfast Officestudent.finance-br@eani.org.uk
Dundonald Officestudent.finance-ser@eani.org.uk
Omagh Officestudent.finance-wr@eani.org.uk

SERVICES & INFORMATION

The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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