Living costs - what's available

You must be studying at a course intensity of at least 25% to get a Maintenance Loan.

You’ll also need to know the number of module credits you will gain in the academic year when you apply. If you’re not sure of your module credits or course intensity, you should check with your university or college.

How much you can get depends on when you started your course, where you live and your household income.

It’s important you let us know if there are any changes to your living arrangements as it will affect your student finance.  This is so we can make sure you get the right amount of student finance. You can update any changes in your online account.

The following table shows the minimum amount you can get based on where you live while studying, and your course intensity. You could get more depending on your household income.

For the 2021/22 academic year:

Study intensity Living at home Living away from home and studying in London Living away from home and studying outside London Overseas
100% £3,516 £6,166 £4,422 £5,253
75% £2,637 £4,624 £3,316 £3,939
66.6% £2,341 £4,106 £2,945 £3,498
50% £1,758 £3,083 £2,211 £2,626
33.3% £1,170 £2,053 £1,472 £1,749
25% £879 £1,541 £1,105 £1,313

 

For the 2020/21 academic year:

Study intensity Living at home Living away from home and studying in London Living away from home and studying outside London Overseas
100% £3,410 £5,981 £4,289 £5,095
75% £2,557 £4,485 £3,216 £3,821
66.6% £2,273 £3,987 £2,859 £3,396
50% £1,705 £2,990 £2,114 £2,547
33.3% £1,136 £1,993 £1,429 £1,698
25% £852 £1,495 £1,072 £1,273