If you’re starting a part-time course on or after 1 August 2018, you can apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with your living costs.
How much you can get depends on where you live and study, your course intensity and your household income.
The following table shows the maximum amount you can get based on where you live while studying, and your course intensity. How much you get depends on your household income.
|Study intensity||Living at home||Studying in London||Studying outside London||Overseas|
|100%||Up to £7,324||Up to £11,354||Up to £8,700||Up to £9,963|
|75%||Up to £5,493||Up to £8,516||Up to £6,525||Up to £7,472|
|66.6%||Up to £4,878||Up to £7,562||Up to £5,794||Up to £6,635|
|50%||Up to £3,662||Up to £5,677||Up to £4,350||Up to £4,982|
|33.3%||Up to £2,439||Up to £3,781||Up to £2,897||Up to £3,318|
|25%||Up to £1,831||Up to £2,839||Up to £2,175||Up to £2,491|
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.
Courses starting before 1 September 2012
You might be able to get a Course Grant to help with the cost of books, travel and other course related costs.
How much can get depends on your household income.
|Your household income||Maximum Course Grant you can get for the 2017/18 academic year||Maximum Course Grant you can get for the 2018/19 academic year|
|Up to £26,029||Full Course Grant of £288||Full Course Grant of £297|
|£26,030 to £28,065||Partial Course Grant (minimum £50)||Partial Course Grant (minimum £50)|
|£28,066 and over||No Course Grant||No Course Grant|
The following guide explains how we work out what you can get: