Tuition Fee Loan
English or EU full-time or part-time students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan.
The loan is paid directly to your university or college. You have to pay it back.
|Full-time student||Tuition Fee Loan|
|Full-time||Up to £9,000|
|Full-time at a private university or college||Up to £6,000|
|Part-time student||Tuition Fee Loan|
|Part-time||Up to £6,750|
|Part-time at a private university or college||Up to £4,500|
Maintenance Loan for living costs
You must be a full-time English student. Part-time and EU students and students aged 60 and over can’t apply.
You may have to give details of your household income.
The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back.
|Full-time student||Loan for courses from September 2013||Loan for courses from September 2014|
|Living at home||Up to £4,375||Up to £4,418|
|Living away from home, outside London||Up to £5,500||Up to £5,555|
|Living away from home, in London||Up to £7,675||Up to £7,751|
|You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad||Up to £6,535||Up to £6,600|
Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Maintenance Loan.
Maintenance Grant for living costs
You must be a full-time English student. Part-time and EU students can’t apply.
You have to give details about your household income and your course start date.
The grant is paid into your bank account at the start of term. You don’t have to pay the grant back, but any grant you get will reduce the Maintenance Loan you can get.
|Full-time student – household income||Grant for courses from September 2013||Grant for courses from September 2014|
|£25,000 or less||£3,354||£3,387|
|£42,611 (2013) or £42,620 (2014)||£50||£50|
|Over £42,611 (2013) or £42,620 (2014)||No grant||No grant|
Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Maintenance Grant.
Special Support Grant
You must be a full-time student. Part-time and EU students can’t apply.
You may get a Special Support Grant instead of a Maintenance Grant if you get or qualify for Income Support or Housing Benefit. The amount you get is the same as the Maintenance Grant, but it won’t reduce the Maintenance Loan you can get.
You may get the Special Support Grant if, for example, you’re a lone parent or have certain disabilities.