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Maintenance Grant

 

The amount of Maintenance Grant you can get is dependent on when you enrolled on your course.There are different tuition fee rates and student finance packages depending on whether you started your course before September 2012 or after 1 September 2012.

 

Pre September 2012 enrolments

The maximum maintenance grant for 2015/16 is £3,110 a year, and how much you get will depend your income and that of your household. Your Student Finance Authority will work this out when you make your application for help. As this is a grant it does not need to be paid back

How is it paid?

The grant is paid in three instalments, one at the start of each term, along with any maintenance loan payments. If you receive a maintenance grant, it’s assumed that you won’t need to borrow as much through the maintenance loan.To reflect this, some of the maintenance grant is paid instead of the maintenance loan. The amount you're eligible for through maintenance loan will be reduced by £0.50 for every £1 of maintenance grant you're entitled to. This means that if you come from a lower income household, you’ll have less to repay when you finish studying and start work.

Further information is available on the Directgov web site.

The table below indicates the amount of maintenance grant available by household income for continuing students (who enrolled on their course before September 2012.)

Household Income

How much?

Up to £25,000

Full grant - £3,110

£30,000

£2,080

£34,264

£1,200

£40,000

£799

£45,000

£449

£50,706

£50

More than £50,706

No grant

 

Post September 2012 enrolments

The maximum maintenance grant for 2015/16 is £3,387 a year, and how much you get will depend your income and that of your household. Your Student Finance Authority will work this out when you make your application for help. As this is a grant it does not need to be paid back. 

How is it paid?
The grant is paid in three instalments, one at the start of each term, along with any maintenance loan payments. If you receive a maintenance grant, it’s assumed that you won’t need to borrow as much through the maintenance loan. To reflect this, some of the maintenance grant is paid instead of the maintenance loan.

The amount you're eligible for through maintenance loan will be reduced by £0.50 for every £1 of maintenance grant you're entitled to.This means that if you come from a lower income household, you’ll have less to repay when you finish studying and start work.
Further information is available on the Directgov web site.

The table below indicates the amount of maintenance grant available by household income for new students (who enrolled on their course after September 2012.)


Household income

Amount of Grant

£25,000 or less

£3,482

£30,000

£2,510

£35,000

£1,510

£40,000

£564

£42,620

£50

Over £42,620

No grant