Find out how much money you can get from Student Finance from financial support including; Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and bursaries

Tuition Fee Loans

Tuition fees are the money that your university or college charges you for the course. This loan is not meant for living costs or to use on books. It is to pay the set amount that the university or college charges all students to join it.

Student finance will pay the money straight to your institution. It will not go into your bank account first.

The maximum available to young Scottish students is:

  • For full-time degree outside of Scotland – £9,250
  • For HNC and HND courses – £1,285
  • For first degree or PGDE courses – £1,820
  • For a course at a private college – £1,205

If you’re studying part-time, the amount is a little lower:

  • For HNC and HND courses – £1,274
  • For first degree or PGDE courses – £1,805
  • For a course at a private college – £1,195
  • Maintenance Loans

    Maintenance loans help with your living costs while at university or college. This can be anything like rent, food, utility bills or books.

    The amount you get depends on your household income, where you’re studying and if you live at home or not.

    This is different than the tuition fee loan because it goes to your bank account first. It doesn’t go straight to your university or college.

    The amount you get depends on your household income. For new applications, the most you can get are:

    • Household income of £0-18,999 – £5,750
    • Household income of £19,000-23,999 – £5,750
    • Household income of £24,000-33,999 – £5,570
    • Household income of £34,000+ – £4,750

    These amounts will be given for all of the years of your course. You may receive an extra year’s funding for:

    • Academic repeat years
    • Medical or compassionate repeat years
    • Approved changes of course
    • Intercalated years

    Bursaries

    The amount you can get in a bursary also depends on your household income.

    • Household income of £0-18,999 – £1,875
    • Household income of £19,000-23,999 – £1,125/li>
    • Household income of £24,000-33,999 – £500
    • Household income of £34,000+ – £0