Key facts and figures

You don’t usually need cash up front to pay your tuition fees

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250. If you're starting an Accelerated Degree course you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £11,100.

You have to repay any Tuition Fee Loan you borrow.

You can also get help with your living costs

You can apply for a Maintenance Loan to help pay for your living costs such as books and rent. How much you can get depends on your household income, and where you live and study.

Where you live and/or study Maximum Maintenance Loan
Living with your parents £7,987
Living away from home, studying outside London £9,488
Living away from home, studying in London £12,382
Living and studying abroad £10,866

It’s important you let us know if there are any changes to where you're living because it will affect how much student finance you can get. You can let us know of any changes in your online account.

You have to pay back any Maintenance Loan you borrow, but not until you’re earning over the repayment threshold.

How much you repay will depend on your income, not how much you borrow.

Interest is charged

Interest is charged from the day your first payment is made to you or your uni or college, until your loan is repaid or cancelled. The interest you’re charged won’t affect how much you repay each month.

After 30 years your remaining loan is cancelled -

Even if you haven’t repaid a penny!

If you’ve got a disability, you could get extra help

You could get a Disabled Students’ Allowance of up to £25,000 if you’ve got a disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty. The amount you can get depends on your needs, not your household income. You don't need to pay it back.

There’s also extra help if you’ve got children or an adult who depends on you financially

How much you can get depends on your household income. These grants don’t usually have to be repaid.

Maximum amount available
Childcare Grant
- if you have one child
85% of your childcare costs, up to a maximum of £179.62 per week
- if you have two or more children 85% of your childcare costs, up to a maximum of £307.95 per week
Parents’ Learning Allowance £1,821
Adult Dependants’ Grant £3,190

Student Finance England on UCAS www.ucas.com/sfe

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