Undergraduate maintenance loans for full-time UK students

Key facts

Start dates

September 2024 / January 2025

Available to home or international students?


Study level

Undergraduate; Postgraduate

Award value

Award will vary depending on where application is made

Number of awards

All applicants who meet the criteria

Application deadline

See the application process section for details of how to apply


Eligible home students can apply to Student Finance England for a maintenance loan to help them meet their living costs. Maintenance loans for part-time students are also available.

This loan is expected to contribute towards the cost of accommodation, food, travel and general living expenses. The amount available will depend on your personal circumstances and where you are living while you study.

SLC Maintenance loan figures 2024-25

Household income Maintenance loan
Not living with parents Living with parents
£0 to £25,000 £10,227 £8,610
£30,000 £9,497 £7,887
£35,000 £8,766 £7,163
£40,000 £8,035 £6,440
£45,000 £7,304 £5,716
£50,000  £6,573 £4,993
£55,000  £5,842  £4,269 
£60,000  £5,111 £3,790
£63,000+  (and non-means tested) £4,767 £3,790

Please see the Student Finance England website for more details.


Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria vary depending where you are from. Please visit website which applies to you:

This funding is available to students studying on the following courses:



Application process

For details on how to apply, please visit the website of the region that you're from: