Government Maintenance Grants

Households with an income of £25,000 or less will be eligible for a full Maintenance Grant. Students from households with an income above £25,000 up to £42,620 (2015) are entitled to a partial Maintenance Grant. Maintenance Grants are non-repayable.

Please see the Directgov website for further information.

Government Maintenance Loans

Full-time students can apply for a Maintenance Loan of up to £5,740 to help with living costs. Maintenance Loans are paid into your bank account at the start of each term.

Part-time students can’t apply for a Maintenance Loan.

The exact amount full-time students can borrow depends on:

  • your family’s income
  • where you live
  • what year of study you’re in
  • what help you get through the Maintenance Grant

You can also get student grants to help with living costs.

Please see the Directgov website for further information.

Useful Links:

You may find it useful to look at the web links below for more information about student fees and funding: