Check if you’re eligible for student finance, find out how much you can get, how to apply and when you start repaying.

There’s different funding if you’re studying to be a doctor or dentistsocial worker or if you’re a postgraduate student.

Check if you’re eligible,Hidethis section

  1. Check if you’re eligible for student finance

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:

How much maintenance loan you get depends on where you’ll study and your household income.

  1. Use the student finance calculator to estimate your maintenance loan

You’ll have to pay back any loan you get.

  1. Find out how much you’ll repay
  2. Find out when you’ll start repaying

Check if you can get extra help,Hidethis section

You might be able to get extra money if you:

You might also be able to get other financial help, for example from your university or the government.

  1. Find out about extra help

Prepare your application,Hidethis section

  1. Check when you can apply
  2. Check what ID you’ll need
  3. Check if you need to give proof of your household income

Apply,Hidethis section

  1. Apply online

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
  1. Find out how to update your application

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
  1. Sign in to your student finance account

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.

  1. Check how to update your details
  2. Find out what to do if you suspend or leave your course

Repay your loan,Hidethis section

  1. Find out how much you’ll repay
  2. Find out when you’ll start repaying