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Am I eligible?

Check out your eligibility for an Advanced Learner Loan

Am I eligible?

Are you 19 years or older? Are you a UK citizen? If the answer is yes to both of those questions, then you are very likely to be eligible for a 19+ loan.

You must be 19 or older on the first day of your course.

In most cases all of the following must apply. You must:

  • be living in the UK on the first day of your course
  • have been living in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man for 3 years before starting your course
  • be a UK national or have “settled status” (this means there are no restrictions on how long you can stay)

You may also qualify if you’re:

  • a UK national, or someone with settled status, but you live somewhere else in the EEA.
  • an EU national or a family member of one
  • not a UK national but you’ve lived in the UK for at least 20 years (or at least half of your life)
  • a refugee
  • a migrant worker
  • the child of a Swiss national
  • the child of a Turkish worker
  • under humanitarian protection or a relative of someone who has been granted it
  • staying in the UK as a stateless person (or their family member) and your course starts on or after 1 August 2018
  • a serving member of the UK armed forces (or their spouse, civil partner or a dependent parent or child living with them) doing a distance learning course from outside the UK that started on or after 1 August 2017

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