Student finance explained

An overview of student finance available to those studying a nursing degree.

28 September 2020

Download and use our infographic to help explain how student finance works to prospective nursing students.

This infographic has been created to support employers in conversations to explain student finance for those studying and looking to study a nursing degree. It provides a breakdown of the available financial support for student nurses and explains the repayment of these.

It has been created with a view to support employers to engage with potential nursing students at events and with local Higher Education Institutes that deliver nursing programmes.

The infographic was created in-conjunction with the nursing directorate in NHS England and NHS Improvement and with student nurses.

Applications for funding can be made up to nine months after the first day of the academic year for the course. It can take up to six weeks to process an application.

Please note, this information is accurate for English domiciled students studying at university in England. Those studying blended learning degrees (which combine digital and traditional elements of learning) starting from January 2021 may also access this student finance. Those studying for a nursing degree through an apprenticeship route are not entitled to a student loan.

We also have a printer-ready version available to send, if you wish to get some professionally printed. If so please email for a copy.