Check if you’re eligible for student finance, find out how much you can get, how to apply and when you start repaying.
Check if you’re eligible,Hidethis section
There’s a different process if you’re a student from:
Find out how much loan you could get,Hidethis section
Find out the maximum tuition fee and maintenance loan you could get if you’re a:
- new full-time student
- continuing full-time student
- part-time student
- EU student
- student who started before 1 September 2012
How much maintenance loan you get depends on where you’ll study and your household income.
You’ll have to pay back any loan you get.
Check if you can get extra help,Hidethis section
You might be able to get extra money if you:
- are under 25, have no contact with your parents and support yourself
- pay for childcare
- are a full-time student with children
- have an adult who depends on you financially
- have a disability, mental or physical health problem or learning difficulty like dyslexia
You might also be able to get other financial help, for example from your university or the government.
Prepare your application,Hidethis section
- Check when you can apply
- Check what ID you’ll need
- Check if you need to give proof of your household income
You’ll need to create a student finance account if you’re a new student or sign into an existing account if you’re a returning student.
It can take up to 6 weeks to process your application. You might have to provide extra evidence.
Update your details if your circumstances change,Hidethis section
You must update your application if your circumstances change. For example if you:
- change your course through clearing
- change where you’re going to live – for example with your parents instead of halls
Make sure you can be paid,Hidethis section
After you register at your university or college you’ll usually get your maintenance loan paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term.
Use your student finance account to:
- update your bank details – for example if you open a student account
- check how much you’ll be paid
- check when you’ll be paid
Check what to do while you’re studying,Hidethis section
You’ll need to reapply for student finance for each year of your course.
You must keep your details up to date throughout your course because some changes can affect your loan payments, for example if your household income or bank details change.