Part-time students starting a course on or after 1 August 2018 can apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with their day-to-day living costs, such as rent or food. It’s paid directly to the student.
It’s only available to students studying an eligible:
- undergraduate course
- Initial Teacher Training course
- Postgraduate Certificate of Education
The Maintenance Loan plus any interest has to be paid back, but not until the student has finished or left their course and their income is over the repayment threshold.