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
- sign in 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.
If you started your course before 1 September 2014 you should contact us for more information.
When to apply
You can apply for student finance when applications open at the end of June.
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.