Student maintenance analysis 2023

Think tank: The Sutton Trust

Author(s): Various authors

December 19, 2023

This report from UK think tank The Sutton Trust looks at students’ essential spending.

Earlier this year, our research revealed the extent to which students across the country were struggling to manage financially during the cost of living crisis, following a period of record high levels of inflation. Building on these previous findings, this new analysis takes a closer look at the financial support students receive through student finance. It finds a wide gap between the amount of maintenance support students receive and the amount they need to spend on essentials.