Part time study – Living costs overview

You can get student finance to help towards your living costs while you’re at university or college.

It can help pay for things such as rent, food, books, travel and other costs.

If you're studying on a distance learning course you won't be eligible unless you have a disability. 

Any loan you borrow has to be paid back but not until the April four years after the start of your course, or the April after you finish or leave your course, whichever comes first, and only when your income is over the repayment threshold.