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Maintenance Loans

A maintenance loan is funding for your day to day expenses and is paid directly into your bank account. This money will have to be paid back, but only after you start earning £25,000 and have finished the course.

Student Maintenance loans payments are released in three instalments, generally at the start of each term. Typically this means you will receive funds in:

  • January
  • April
  • September (if you are starting a new term)
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This loan can cover:

  • Rent (if you are living away from home)
  • Bills
  • Food
  • Transport costs
  • Social events
  • Household goods
  • Books
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If you do not receive the loan in one of the months listed above, contact Student Finance England and they will help you to sort it out. Make sure you are registered to the university before the payment is due!