The amount of Maintenance Loan and Childcare Grant in your final year

In the final year of your course you’ll normally get less Maintenance Loan and Childcare Grant than in previous years.

Why you'll get less funding in your final year

Previously we provided funding to cover the full year, including the summer period. In the final year of your course the Maintenance Loan and Childcare Grant only covers up to the last day of your course. This is because you’ll no longer be a student after you’ve finished your course.

How much Maintenance Loan and Childcare Grant you can get

This depends on your individual circumstances, such as your household income and where you’ll be living while you study. The following tables will give you an idea of how much you can get.

Maintenance Loan

 

Basic rate of Maintenance Loan

Maximum Maintenance Loan available

Living with parents

£3,045

Up to £7,085

Studying in London and not living with parents

£5,295

Up to £10,813

Studying outside of London and not living with parents

£3,875

Up to £8,458

Living and studying abroad

£4,302

Up to £9,168


Childcare Grant

How many children you have

Maximum Childcare Grant available

1

£8,804.12

2+

£15,094.04

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