Students using money from their grant to pay for tuition and living expenses

If you are looking forward to studying, you will need to pay for your tuition, living costs, and other costs related to studying. Most students will use money from their grant to pay for these fees and living expenses.

If you are studying full time, then you can apply for a special support grant or maintenance grant to help with living costs. You must be a new or a returning student to a full time course, with a household income of £50,020 or less. You can receive up to £2,906 in 2011 or 2012, with the full amount available if your household income is under £25,000. If you qualify for state benefits or help with your housing costs, you may get the special grant instead of the maintenance grant. The amount you get will be the same. If your partner is also a student, or if you are a single parent, then you may qualify for a special support grant. The special support grant will not affect your benefits or tax credits. You will not have to pay back your maintenance grant.

If you are studying part time, then you can apply for a course grant or fee grant. If your household income is less than £28,066, then you may get a fee grant to help with your course fees or a course grant to help with other expenses, such as books, travel or study materials.

If you are disabled, then you may get extra money to help you while you are studying. Financial help may consist of disabled students’ allowance, access to learning fund, employment and support allowance, disability living allowance or incapacity benefit. Check with your local Jobcentre Plus for more information, or your college or university.

Finally, check if you may be eligible for a bursary or scholarship from your college or university. Generally, you will not be expected to pay these back.If you are unable to get financial assistance to study, then you may be able to get a career development loan of between £300 and £10,000 for your course fees.

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