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Continuing
full-time students


What you’re eligible for depends on when your course starts.

If your course starts on or after 1 August 2016

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and a Maintenance Loan if your course starts on or after 1 August 2016.

Tuition Fee Loan

Your university or college sets your tuition fee, and the loan is paid directly to them. You have to pay it back.

 2019 to 2020 academic year  2020 to 2021 academic year
 Full-time student  Up to £9,250  Up to £9,250

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You may have to give details of your household income.

The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term. You have to pay the loan back.

   2019 to 2020 academic year  2020 to 2021 academic year
 Living at home  Up to £7,529  Up to £7,747
 Living away from home, outside London  Up to £8,944  Up to £9,203
 Living away from home, in London  Up to £11,672  Up to £12,010
 You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad  Up to £10,242  Up to £10,539



You must report any changes to your living arrangements in your online account, so you get the correct amount of student finance. You might need evidence of any changes.

If you’re 60 or over on the first day of the first academic year of your course you can apply for up to £3,893.



In your final year, you’ll receive less money than you did in previous years.

If your course started before 1 August 2016

You can apply for grants and loans if your course started before 1 August 2016.


Tuition Fee Loan

Your university or college sets your tuition fee, and the loan is paid directly to them. You have to pay it back.


 2019 to 2020 academic year  2020 to 2021 academic year
 Full-time student  Up to £9,250  Up to £9,250


Maintenance Loan for living costs

Students aged 60 and over cannot apply. You may have to give details of your household income.

The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term. You have to pay the loan back.




You must report any changes to your living arrangements, including if you’re no longer studying abroad in your online account, so you get the correct amount of student finance.


   2019 to 2020 academic year  2020 to 2021 academic year
 Living at home  Up to £5,099  Up to £5,247
 Living away from home, outside London  Up to £6,411  Up to £6,597
 Living away from home, in London  Up to £8,946  Up to £9,205
 You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad  Up to £7,617  Up to £7,838



In your final year, you’ll receive less money than you did in previous years.

Maintenance Grant for living costs

You have to give details of your household income and your course start date.

The grant is paid into your bank account at the start of each term. You do not have to pay it back, but any funds you get will reduce the Maintenance Loan you can get.

Special Support Grant

You may get a Special Support Grant instead of a Maintenance Grant if you get or qualify for:

The amount you get is the same as the Maintenance Grant, but it will not reduce the Maintenance Loan you can get.

You may get the Special Support Grant if, for example, you’re a lone parent or have certain disabilities.

You’ll be told if you can get the grant when you apply for student finance.

Apply

Apply for student finance or find out how to apply.

Help with the costs of studying abroad

You might get a grant to cover some travel expenses if you normally live in England but study away from home. If you’re a medical or dental student you might also qualify for help with the costs of attending clinical placements in the UK.

Help during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read the guidance for students during coronavirus for more information, including if:

Further information

2020 to 2021 academic year

Download ‘Terms and conditions - 2020 to 2021 guide’ (PDF, 99KB)

Loan Term and Conditions


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