New full-time students
You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan if your course starts on or after 1 August 2016.
Tuition Fee Loan
Your university or college sets your tuition fee, and the loan is paid directly to them. You have to pay it back.
If you’re a full-time student, you can get up to £9,250.
If you’re studying an accelerated degree course, you could get up to £11,100.
Maintenance Loan for living costs
You have to give details of your household income and your course start date.
The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term. You have to pay the loan back.
If you’re a distance learning student, you can only apply for a Maintenance Loan if you cannot attend your course in person because of a disability.
How much you can get
The maximum amount you can get depends on where you live.
|2023 to 2024 academic year
|2024 to 2025 academic year
|Living with your parents
|Up to £8,400
|Up to £8,610
|Living away from your parents, outside London
|Up to £9,978
|Up to £10,227
|Living away from your parents, in London
|Up to £13,022
|Up to £13,348
|You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad
|Up to £11,427
|Up to £11,713
|If you’re 60 or over on the first day of the first academic year of your course
|Up to £4,221
|Up to £4,327
If your course lasts longer than 30 weeks and 3 days, you could get extra money included as part of your maintenance loan. This is called a Long Course Loan.
You can use the student finance calculator to estimate how much Maintenance Loan you’ll get - it will also tell you if you’re eligible for extra grants or allowances.
You may not get the full amount, so you may have to find other ways to fund the rest of your living costs. This could include, for example, part-time work, local authority assistance, bursaries, scholarships, or family contributions.
You must report any changes to your living arrangements in your online account, so you get the correct amount of student finance. You might need evidence of any changes.
Extra help with travel costs
You might get a grant to cover some travel expenses if you normally live in England but study away from home. If you’re a medical or dental student you might also qualify for help with the costs of attending clinical placements in the UK.