Part-time Maintenance Loan

What's available

How much they can get depends on their household income, course intensity and where they live while studying.

The table below shows the minimum rates available based on where they live while studying, and course intensity, however students may get more depending on their household income.

For the 2020/21 academic year:

Study intensity Living at home Studying in London Studying outside London Overseas
100% £3,410 £5,981 £4,289 £5,095
Between 75% and 100% £2,557 £4,485 £3,216 £3,821
Between 66% and 75% £2,273 £3,987 £2,859 £3,396
Between 50% and 66% £1,705 £2,990 £2,114 £2,547
Between 33% and 50% £1,136 £1,993 £1,429 £1,698
Between 25% and 33% £852 £1,495 £1,072 £1,273


For the 2019/20 academic year:

Study intensity Living at home Studying in London Studying outside London Overseas
100% £3,314 £5,821 £4,168 £4,951
Between 75% and 100% £2,486 £4,359 £3,126 £3,713
Between 66% and 75% £2,207 £3,871 £2,776 £3,297
Between 50% and 66% £1,657 £2,096 £2,084 £2,476
Between 33% and 50% £1,104 £1,935 £1,388 £1,649
Between 25% and 33% £829 £1,453 £1,042 £1,238

Changes to a student’s living location

Students must make sure their living location on their application is kept up to date. If a student had expected to be living in their own accommodation during the academic year, but will now be living at home during term time, they’ll have to update their application to make sure they get the correct amount of student finance.

This also applies to students who had expected to be studying abroad during the academic year. If they’ll now be staying in the UK and studying online with their overseas provider, they’ll no longer be entitled to the ‘overseas’ rate of Maintenance Loan. They can update their details through their online account.