Maintenance Loan

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

 

Courses starting from 1 August 2016

  Maximum Maintenance Loan for the 2017/18 academic year Maximum Maintenance Loan for the 2018/19 academic year
Living with parents Up to £7,097 Up to £7,324
Studying in London and not living with parents Up to £11,002 Up to £11,354
Studying outside of London and not living with parents Up to £8,430 Up to £8,700
Living and studying abroad as part of your UK course Up to £9,654 Up to £9,963

 

If you’re studying the final year of your course you’ll get less Maintenance Loan.

  Maximum final-year Maintenance Loan for the 2017/18 academic year Maximum final-year Maintenance Loan for the 2018/19 academic year
Living with parents Up to £6,678 Up to £6,892
Studying in London and not living with parents Up to £10,192 Up to £10,518
Studying outside of London and not living with parents Up to £7,973 Up to £8,228
Living and studying abroad as part of your UK course Up to £8,641 Up to £8,918

 

 

You might be able to get extra Maintenance Loan if any of the following apply while you’re on your course:

  • you’re a single parent or single foster parent of a child or young person under 20 who is in full-time education below higher-education level or on an approved training course,
  • you have a partner who is also a full-time student and one or both of you is responsible for a child or young person under 20 who is in full-time education below higher-education level or on an approved training course,
  • you have a disability and qualify for the Disability Living Allowance, Disability Premium or Severe Disability Premium,
  • you qualify for Personal Independence Payment or Armed Forces Independence Payment,
  • you’re deaf and qualify for Disabled Students’ Allowances,
  • you’ve been treated as incapable of work for a continuous period of at least 28 weeks,
  • you have a disability and qualify for income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or
  •  you’re waiting to go back to a course having taken agreed time out from that course due to an illness or caring responsibility that has now ended.

If your course started before 1 August 2016, the amount of Maintenance Loan you can get will be reduced by 50p for every £1 of Maintenance Grant you get.

 

Courses starting between 1 September 2012 and 31 July 2016

  Maximum Maintenance Loan for the 2017/18 academic year Maximum Maintenance Loan for the 2018/19 academic year
Living with parents Up to £4,806 Up to £4,960
Studying in London and not living with parents Up to £8,432 Up to £8,702
Studying outside of London and not living with parents Up to £6,043 Up to £6,236
Living and studying abroad as part of your UK course Up to £7,180 Up to £7,410

 

If you’re studying the final year of your course you’ll get less Maintenance Loan.

  Maximum final-year Maintenance Loan for the 2017/18 academic year Maximum final-year Maintenance Loan for the 2018/19 academic year
Living with parents Up to £4,416 Up to £4,557
Studying in London and not living with parents Up to £7,679 Up to £7,925
Studying outside of London and not living with parents Up to £5,620 Up to £5,880
Living and studying abroad as part of your UK course Up to £6,240 Up to £6,440

 

Courses starting between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2012

  Maximum Maintenance Loan for the 2017/18 academic year Maximum Maintenance Loan for the 2018/19 academic year
Living with parents Up to £4,217 Up to £4,352
Studying in London and not living with parents Up to £7,611 Up to £7,855
Studying outside of London and not living with parents Up to £5,440 Up to £5,614
Living and studying abroad as part of your UK course Up to £6,475 Up to £6,682

 

If you’re studying the final year of your course you’ll get less Maintenance Loan.

  Maximum final-year Maintenance Loan for the 2017/18 academic year Maximum final-year Maintenance Loan for the 2018/19 academic year
Living with parents Up to £3,826 Up to £3,948
Studying in London and not living with parents Up to £6,930 Up to £7,152
Studying outside of London and not living with parents Up to £5,034 Up to £5,195
Living and studying abroad as part of your UK course Up to £5,630 Up to £5,810

 

Courses starting before 1 September 2009

  Maximum Maintenance Loan for the 2017/18 academic year Maximum Maintenance Loan for the 2018/19 academic year
Living with parents Up to £4,034 Up to £4,163
Studying in London and not living with parents Up to £7,299 Up to £7,533
Studying outside of London and not living with parents Up to £5,213 Up to £5,380
Living and studying abroad as part of your UK course Up to £6,210 Up to £6,409

 

If you’re studying the final year of your course you’ll get less Maintenance Loan.

  Maximum final-year Maintenance Loan for the 2017/18 academic year Maximum final-year Maintenance Loan for the 2018/19 academic year
Living with parents Up to £3,645 Up to £3,762
Studying in London and not living with parents Up to £6,645 Up to £6,858
Studying outside of London and not living with parents Up to £4,823 Up to £4,977
Living and studying abroad as part of your UK course Up to £5,399 Up to £5,572