Stage 3: Getting your student finance
Full-time undergraduate, tuition fee and living cost students

Your Notification of Entitlement letter

This letter confirms what you're getting and when.

If your application is successful, we'll send you a Notification of Entitlement letter. This letter explains what type of student finance you're getting, how much you'll get and when to expect your payments to be made.

You should always read and keep these letters. Make sure you understand your entitlement and what this means to you.

Check the information on the letter is correct

When you get your letter - check the following:

  • how much you're getting
  • when we'll pay you
  • your bank or building society details
  • if you need to send us something

Tell us if the information is wrong or out of date

Let us know immediately. You can update some or all this information in your student finance account.

Send us any missing information or evidence

We might ask for more information or evidence in your letter. If we do, get it to us as soon as possible.

The most common things we'll ask for are your bank or building society information or your National Insurance number. We cannot pay you without everything we need.

To find your National Insurance number download the HMRC app.

Any Disabled Students' Allowance will not show on this letter

If you're also applying for Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) you'll get a separate Disabled Students' Allowance Notification of Entitlement letter confirming this.

If you get another Notification of Entitlement letter

This is probably because we have re-assessed your entitlement. The most recently dated letter always replaces any you've already received.

Read any new ones you get to make sure you know if anything has changed. If you've been paid too much, we might ask you to repay this sooner than you would normally.