Student Loans and How to Apply


When you are studying there will be two main costs - tuition fees and living costs (maintenance). You can get student finance to help you with both costs from the Student Loan Company in one application. The easiest way to do this is online.

To find out how much you may be able to receive and how to apply please click on the relevant link below...


Loans and Grants for Welsh Students

Maintenance Loan The maximum you can receive is:

  • Living away from home: £6,922

  • Living at home: £5,358

If you are in receipt of a Grant the amount of loan you receive is reduced*
Welsh Government Learning Grant

The maximum you can receive from the Welsh Government Learning Grant in 2017/2018 is £5,161.

*In Wales, if you receive the full grant of £5,161 you will receive £2,778 loan. This could be more if you receive a Special Support Grant.

You can apply online at Student Finance Wales

Loans for English Students

Maintenance Loan in 2017/2018 The maximum you can receive is:

  • Living away from home: £8,430, or £9,609 if eligible to receive benefits

  • Living at home: £7,097

 You can apply online at Student Finance England

Loans and Grants for Northern Irish Students

Maintenance Loan The maximum you can receive is:
  • Living away from home: £4,840

If you are in receipt of a Grant the amount of loan you receive is reduced.*
Maintenance Grant

The maximum you can receive in 2017/2018 is £3,475.

*In Northern Ireland, if you receive the full grant of £3,475 you will receive £2,953 loan. This could be more if you receive a Special Support Grant.

You can apply online at Student Finance Northern Ireland

Loans and Bursaries for Scottish Students

Maintenance Loan The maximum you can receive is:
    Living away from home: £5,750
Bursary
    The maximum you can receive in 2017/2018 is £1,875, if aged under 25 and £875 if aged over 25.

In Scotland, if you receive the full grant of £1,875 you will receive £5,750 loan.

You can apply on line at Student Awards Agency Scotland


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