Living costs for students have risen at a much greater rate than the maintenance loan over the last 10 years. Students are now struggling to pay their bills and make basic rent payments at university. 74% of students say the maintenance loan is not enough to live on, 29% have considered dropping out because of financial concerns, and 41% have skipped meals for financial reasons.

We think university should be a time where you can focus on your studies, without worrying about you can pay your bills or afford to live whilst you are there. The maintenance loan needs to be increased to make this happen.

Sign the petition below to ask the government to increase the loans to a level that students can afford to live on, so that no-one is put off university (or is forced to drop out of university because of) financial concerns.

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* 1. First name

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* 2. Last Name

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* 3. Email address

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* 4. If you'd like to leave a message for the government about maintenance loans or student finance, please do so here...

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