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If you're eligible for student finance, you'll be able to get at least some maintenance loan to help cover your living costs whilst at University. How much you can get depends on when you started your course, where you live, and your household income. The Maintenance Loan will be paid directly into your bank account at the start of term and will need to be repaid.

Maintenance loan entitlements are based on household income. 

Courses starting from 1 August 2016

Full-time undergraduate student

Loan for the 2020 - 2021 academic year

Living at home

Up to £7,747

Living away from home, outside London

Up to £9,203

Living away from home, in London

Up to £12,010

Living and studying abroad as part of your UK course

Up to £10,539

You can estimate your Maintenance Loan using the student finance calculator. If you wish to apply for the full loan, Student Finance will have to assess your household income. A partial loan may be available without Student Finance having to assess your household income. You may be entitled to a higher amount if you qualify for welfare benefits.

Further Information

If you started your course before 1 August 2016, or would like to find out more information about student finance and what's available, please visit the GOV.UK or UCAS website.

Please be aware that if you live outside of England, there can be differences in the way student finance is governed, meaning the amount you receive may be different. Further details can be found on student finance websites relevant to your country of residence.

Please see Student Finance England's 2020/21 guide below to how you're assessed and paid