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If you meet all eligibility criteria and declare all income details requested in your application, we can assess you for the Basic Award.

Your possible Basic Award entitlement is based on the university you attend and whether you live in the parental home.

You may also be awarded an Extra Weeks Allowance if your term dates consist of more than 30 eligible study weeks. If your term dates consist of 45 eligible study weeks or more, you will be assessed as if your term dates totalled 52 weeks (22 extra weeks).

Once your possible entitlement has been calculated we will, depending on your circumstances, deduct a parental/partner contribution amount to calculate your actual award.

The current maximum rates for full time students are:

  • Parental Home rate (if you live in the parental home) - up to £2,207 plus £56 for each additional eligible study week.
  • Elsewhere Lodgings rate (if you do not live in the parental home and do not attend a London university) - up to £2,643 plus £84 for each additional eligible study week.
  • London Lodgings rate (if you do not live in the parental home and attend a London university) - up to £3,191 plus £108 for each additional eligible study week. 

Part time students

The rate for a part time student will be a pro rata amount of the above figures based on the length of your course.

For courses which are normally three years full time, the part time equivalents are as follows:

  • 4 year course duration - paid at 75% of the full time rate 
  • 5 year course duration - paid at 60% of the full time rate
  • 6 year course duration - paid at 50% of the full time rate