Maintenance Grant Full-time undergraduate, Northern Ireland students

1. What is it?

It's a grant to help with your day to day costs while you're studying

It's only available if your household income is below £41,540 and it's paid to you. 

You can apply for a Maintenance Grant alongside any other available finance, including a Maintenance Loan, as as part of your student finance application each year.

The quickest way to apply is to sign into your student finance account.

Does it need to be paid back?

No - a Maintenance Grant doesn't need to be repaid, unless a reassessment of household income occurs or you leave your course early, both of which may result in an overpayment.

As part of your student finance agreement, you must keep us up to date with any changes to your course or personal details as these can affect your funding, including how much you have to repay and when

Find out more

The following pages will explain more about who can get this grant, how much you can get, how and when to apply, and how it's paid.

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