How and when to apply

How to apply

The quickest and simplest way to apply is online.

There are 3 simple steps to applying online:

  • register with us
  • Login to your student finance online account and submit your application
  • provide us with any necessary evidence

When you apply for student finance online you’ll also be asked if you want to apply for Childcare Grant, Parents’ Learning Allowance, Adult Dependants’ Grant and/or Disabled Students’ Allowances.

If you answer yes the relevant forms will be available to download from your account.

Although we recommend applying online, we still have a paper application forms available if you need one. Visit our Form finder page to download forms and guidance notes.

When to apply

You can apply for student finance now.

You can apply up to 9 months after the start of your course. If you apply after this, then there’s no guarantee you’ll receive any funding.



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