Funding for new undergraduate students in September 2017

Coming to University can be life changing and learning to deal with money is something you will learn alongside studying your chosen course and pursuing your favourite leisure activities.

The Government offers loans, and the University offers a generous package of bursaries and scholarships, to help towards costs while you are attending your course. It is important to understand what funding you are eligible to apply for so you can plan ahead.

On this page information is for full time undergraduate students who normally live in England and have 'home' fee status. In other words you must have 'settled status' and lived in England for more than three years prior to the start of your university course. In addition, you must not already hold an honours degree.

You can also find the latest student finance information at

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Details below are for students who normally live in England. Students who normally live in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland should check their funding with the relevant body.  (See related links)

The information below relates to funding offered by the UK Government and the University for students who intend to start a first undergraduate degree in September 2017  

From the UK Government   

Starting University in September 2017 

Tuition Fee Loan

The Tuition Fee Loan offered for 2017 will be up to £9,250 This is the fee for the University of Nottingham undergraduate courses, for new students, from September 2017.

Living Cost (Maintenance) Loan

The Government has announced that the maximum maintenance loan you will be able to apply for is £8,430. You can receive some of the loan without having a household income assessment carried out, but if your household income is around £62,000 or below you will receive a higher rate of loan. Check the table below for more details, including the Governments expected contribution from the person/people whose income has been used within the assessment process:

Maintenance Loan (Living away from home)
 Household incomeAssessed contributionAmount of Loan
 £25,000 £0 £8,430
 £30,000 £0 £7,825
 £35,000 £0 £7,220
 £42,875 £0 £6,266
 £50,000 £862 £5,404
 £55,000 £1,467 £4,799
 £62,187 £2,338 £3,928
 £65,000 £2,338 £3,928


If you decide to stay at home and live with your parents while you are a student, the amount of loan you can receive is less: see table below

Maintenance Loan (Living at home)
 Household incomeAssessed ContributionAmount of Loan
 £25,000  £0 £7,907
 £30,000  £0 £6,499
 £35,000  £0 £5,901
 £42,875  £0 £4,959
 £50,000  £852 £4,107
 £55,000  £1,450 £3,509
 £58,215  £1,835 £3,124
 £60,000  £1,835 £3,124

Please note the loan rate for all students in their final year is less than the figures given in the two tables.

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Maintenance Grant

Maintenance grants are not available in 2017/18. These have been replaced by increased Maintenance Loans. Special Support Grants will also be replaced by increased Maintenance Loans for new full-time students who are also entitled to certain benefits. Please refer to for more detailed information and figures.

Additional Support

Additional grants are available depending on your specific circumstances and awards are assessed on your household income. These are the Childcare Grant, Adult Dependants' Grant, and Parents Learning Allowance. Full details can be found at

If you already hold an honours degree please call us for further information.

Information about repaying your student loans


From the University

The University will continue to offer a generous bursary scheme and there are a number of scholarships offered. Award levels will be confirmed soon when further details will be available on our Bursaries and Scholarships pages.

If you find you are struggling financially while at University then there are support funds available that you can apply to.  Visit the Support funds and Managing your money pages for more information.