The main student grants and loans offered by the government to UK and EU students include a:
• Tuition fee loan
• Maintenance loan (full-time students only)
• Maintenance grant (continuing full-time students only)
You might also be able to get extra help, for example, if you’re on a low income, have a disability or have children or dependents.
If you’re a full or part-time student from England, you can apply online to Student Finance England for these grants and loans. There’s a different process if you’re a student from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or an EU country.
If you’re an international student, you’ll need our international fees and finance pages.
Available to continuing students only. You can apply for a grant to help you pay your living costs. How much you can get will depend on your household income. You don’t have to pay this money back, but any funds you get will reduce the maintenance loan you can get.
This grant could provide extra help if you’re a full-time student with an adult who depends on you financially.
The amount you get depends on your income and the income of your dependants. You can apply for this grant on top of any other student finance and you don’t have to pay it back.
If you’re in any way confused about what you can apply for, please get in touch with one of our friendly specialist advisers. They can also direct you to a variety of specialist resources to help you deal with practical issues and personal problems.