How much do students need for an acceptable standard of living?

New research from CRSP, supported by the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) with funding from TechnologyOne, calculates a Minimum Income Standard (MIS) for students, highlighting what they need to participate and feel included in University life in the UK.

The report outlines a significant shortfall between the MIS budget and student maintenance loans, and shows the level of other resources, such as employment or parental support, required to fill the gap.

Hill, K., Padley, M. and Freeman, J. (2024) A Minimum Income Standard for Students. London: Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI).