Long Courses Loan

If your course lasts longer than 30 weeks and 3 days, you might be able to get a Long Courses Loan as well as your Maintenance Loan.

How much you can get depends on your household income and where you’re living while studying. You’ll be able to get a Long Courses Loan if you’re getting a Maintenance Loan that’s based on your household income.

You don’t need to complete a separate application – we’ll work out whether you can get a Long Courses Loan when you apply for your main student finance.

We’ll pay your Long Courses Loan to you at the same time we pay your Maintenance Loan.

This table shows the maximum weekly amount you can get:

Where you’re living while studying
Maximum amount per additional week
2023 to 2024
2024 to 2025
Living with parents
Living outside London away from home
Living in London away from home
Living abroad


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.