Funding you don’t have to pay back
If you are a full-time student and your household income is £42,600 or less, you can get a non-repayable maintenance grant. You don’t have to pay this money back and it’s up to you to decide what to spend it on. Part-time students are not eligible for this grant. If you have previously studied at university or other higher education institution, you may not be eligible for this grant either.
The amount of money you’ll receive will depend on your household income. For example:
- A full grant of £3,250 per year will be available if you are an eligible full-time student with a household income of £25,000 or less.
- Partial grants will be available if you have a household income over £25,000 up to (and including) £42,600.
Students from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the rest of the European Union: Students from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive support for tuition and living costs according to the rules laid down by their devolved governments. European Union students will be entitled to apply for fee loans on the same basis as English students, but will generally not be entitled to loans or grants for living costs.
Package of support for 2012/13 based on household income
|Household income||Non-repayable Living cost grant||Living cost loan*||Total|
|£25,000 or less||£3,250||£3,875||£7,125|
*Your living cost loan has to be paid back after you leave LJMU.
LJMU bursaries are means-tested awards of £500. To qualify for the bursary you must meet specific eligibility requirements. If you are eligible you will receive the bursary for each year of your course. Click here for more details.
LJMU scholarships recognise academic excellence and student achievement. They are open to all full-time Home and EU students. Successful students will receive awards of £1,000 or £10,000 for each year of their course. For further details click here.
LJMU Looked After Children Bursary (John Lennon Imagine Award)
Thanks to our John Lennon Imagine Awards, LJMU has expanded the range of support available to students who have either been in local authority care or who are estranged from their parents. Eligible students receive a bursary of a minimum of £1,000 per year of their course, in addition to funding awarded by social services for looked after children (LAC). Our Student Advice Team will also ensure you have access to accommodation 365 days a year and in some cases remove the need for guarantors or security deposits. To discuss the range of support available in confidence please contact Phil Bakstad: email: P.Bakstad@ljmu.ac.uk, tel: 0151 231 5863 or call LJMU’s Students Advice Team.
National Scholarship Programme
The new National Scholarship programme is being introduced to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds go to university. Full details on LJMU’s scholarship programme will be available here from 1 May. Click here for more details.
Disabled Students Allowance
Disabled Students' Allowances or DSAs are grants to help meet the extra course costs students can face as a direct result of a disability, ongoing health condition, mental health condition or specific learning difficulty. They help disabled people to study in higher education on an equal basis with other students. They are paid on top of the standard student finance package and don't have to be paid back. The type of support you receive will be determined by your specific needs not your household income.
DSAs can help pay for:
- specialist equipment you need for studying - for example, computer software
- non-medical helpers, such as a note-taker or reader
- extra travel costs you have to pay because of your disability
- other costs - for example, tapes or Braille paper
Further information is available at: www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/EducationAndTraining/HigherEducation/DG_10034898
Childcare Grant and Parents’ Learning Allowance
A Childcare Grant is available for full-time students who have dependent children in registered or approved childcare. The grant pays 85% of your actual childcare costs in term times and holidays up to a maximum amount per week. If you are a parent studying a full-time course at LJMU you may also be entitled to the Parents’ Learning Allowance to help with your course-related costs.
In order to receive either or both of these grants you will have to provide evidence of your household income. Neither grant has to be repaid.
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund (ALF) enables LJMU to provide additional financial support to students who are struggling financially. Further details will be published online over the coming months.
If you are unsure about the cost of going to university and whether you can afford it, please contact LJMU’s Student Advice Team. We can give you advice and guidance even before you apply to join LJMU.
Telephone: 0151 904 6056 / 6057