What's available


This information is for students who started their course on or after 1 September 2018. Find out what’s available if you started before then.


Tuition fee loan

You could get up to £9,250 a year, depending on how much your course costs. How much you get does not depend on your household income.

We pay your loan directly to your university or college. You have to pay it back, including interest once you’ve finished or left your course.

Help with living costs

You could also get a mixture of loan and grant to help with your living costs. How much you get depends on your household income and where you live and study.

These tables show an estimate of how much you could get based on your household income:

2021 to 2022

Household income Living with your parents Living away from home, studying outside London Living away from home, studying in London
Loan Grant Loan Grant Loan Grant
£18,370 or less £1,905 £6,885 £2,250 £8,100 £2,806 £10,124
£25,000 £2,860 £5,930 £3,403 £6,947 £4,287 £8,643
£35,000 £4,302 £4,488 £5,142 £5,208 £6,522 £6,408
£45,000 £5,743 £3,047 £6,881 £3,469 £8,756 £4,174
£59,200 or more £7,790 £1,000 £9,350 £1,000 £11,930 £1,000
Total £8,790 £10,350 £12,930

2020 to 2021

Household income Living with your parents Living away from home, studying outside London Living away from home, studying in London
Loan Grant Loan Grant Loan Grant
£18,370 or less £1,450 £6,885 £1,710 £8,100 £2,136 £10,124
£25,000 £2,405 £5,930 £2,836 £6,947 £3,617 £8,643
£35,000 £3,847 £4,488 £4,602 £5,208 £8,852 £6,408
£45,000 £5,288 £3,047 £6,341 £3,469 £8,086 £4,174
£59,200 or more £7,388 £1,000 £8,810 £1,000 £11,260 £1,000
Total £8,335 £9,810 £12,260

We pay your Maintenance Loan and Grant into your bank account in 3 instalments, usually at the start of each term.

You have to pay your Maintenance Loan back, including interest once you’ve finished or left your course. Your grant does not need to be paid back.

Extra help

If you have a disability or long-term health condition

You might be able to apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance

For more information, download the Disabled Students’ Allowance guide

 

If you have children or adult dependents

You might be able to apply for:

 

If you're studying abroad

You might be able to apply for a Travel Grant

 

If you're getting benefits or you're over 60

You might be able to apply for a Special Support Grant