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How Much Can I Get?

You can get up to £1,500 for a full-time course or up to £750 for a part-time course, depending on your household income.

What is household income

This is the income of either:

  • you and your partner (if you have one)
  • your parent(s)
  • you or your parent and their partner
Annual household income Part-time (275 – 499 hours) Full-time (500+ hours)

Up to £6,120

£750

£1,500

£6,121 - £12,235

£450

£750

£12,236 - £18,370

£300

£450

£18,371 and above

£0

£0

Are you dependent or independent?

Look at the following statements to work out if you are a dependent or independent student. This will make it clear whose income details you need to give.

If any of these statements apply to you, you’re considered to be an independent student.

  • you’re aged 25 or over
  • you’re responsible for a child
  • you have financially supported yourself for more than 3 years
  • you live apart from your parents and have no contact with them, and you are not living under Local Authority care
  • you live under Local Authority care, for example with foster parents
  • you are, or have been, married or in a civil partnership

If none of the statements apply to you, you’re considered to be a dependent student.

Independent students

You must provide estimates of your expected income for academic year 2020 to 2021.

Your partner (if you have one) must provide details of their income for tax year 2018 to 2019 (6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019).

The higher income from you or your partner (if applicable) will be used to assess your entitlement.

Dependent Students

You must provide details of your income for tax year 2018 to 2019 (6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019).

Your parent(s), or your parent and their partner, must provide details of their income for tax year 2018 to 2019 (6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019).

The higher income from you or your parent(s) will be used to assess your entitlement.



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