How and when to apply
You may already have a student finance account if you studied previously, otherwise you’ll need to create an account to apply.
When to apply
You can apply now for:
- 2023 to 2024
- 2022 to 2023
You must apply no later than 9 months after the start of the final academic year of your course. You do not need a confirmed place at university or college to apply.
You only need to apply once, even if your course lasts for more than a year.
Although we recommend applying online, we still have paper application forms available if you need one.