Changes to student maintenance loans: UA’s response

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On Thursday 25 January, the government announced that maintenance loan payments would rise by 2.5% from September 2024 for students in England.

On Friday 26th, the Department for Education released its Equality Impact Assessment for HE student finance in 2024/25, which looked at the impact of the proposed changes.

In our latest briefing, we highlight how the proposed levels of student maintenance support fall short, and make the case for improved student maintenance support in line with inflation.

The briefing highlights how:

UA recommendations

University Alliance’s recommendations on student maintenance are to:

View UA’s full briefing on the student cost of living here.

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