Maintenance Loans and Grants

All UK students starting their first degree can apply for maintenance loans to contribute towards living costs from Student Finance.

You can apply for a means tested loan, where the amount of loan available to you will depend on your household income, or a non-means tested loan which will not take into account your household income.

Maintenance support is paid directly into your bank account in three instalments through the academic year (September, January, April). For information on when you will start repaying your loans and at what rate please visit the student finance repayment calculator website.