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 2023/24 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% £3,698 £6,485 £4,651 £5,524
75% £2,773 £4,863 £3,488 £4,143
66.6% £2,462 £4,319 £3,097 £3,678
50% £1,849 £3,242 £2,325 £2,762
33.3% £1,231 £2,159 £1,548 £1,839
25% £924 £1,621 £1,161 £1,381

 

For the 2022/23 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% £3,597 £6,308 £4,524 £5,374
75% £2,697 £4,731 £3,393 £4,030
66.6% £2,395 £4,201 £3,012 £3,579
50% £1,798 £3,154 £2,262 £2,687
33.3% £1,197 £2,100 £1,506 £1,789
25% £899 £1,577 £1,131 £1,343