Living costs - what's available

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:

How you're assessed and paid