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.
|2021 to 2022 academic year||2022 to 2023 academic year|
|Living with your parents||Up to £7,987||Up to £8,171|
|Living away from your parents, outside London||Up to £9,488||Up to £9,706|
|Living away from your parents, in London||Up to £12,382||Up to £12,667|
|You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad||Up to £10,866||Up to £11,116|
|If you’re 60 or over on the first day of the first academic year of your course||Up to £4,014||Up to £4,106|
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 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 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.
Coronavirus and maintenance loans
You do not need to tell SLC if your course has moved online, as long as your living arrangements stay the same. If they have changed, you must update your address in your online account.
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.