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New
full-time students


New full-time students

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan and 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

If you’re studying an accelerated degree course, you could get up to £11,100.

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.

Use the student finance calculator to estimate your Maintenance Loan.


Applying during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Read the guidance for students during coronavirus for more information about:


Coronavirus and maintenance loans

You do not need to tell SLC if your course has moved online, as long as your living arrangements stay the same. If they have changed, you must update your address in your online account.

Extra help with travel costs

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.

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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