Services for Students

Applying to Student Finance England

Applying for funding from Student Finance for:

2020/21 - Current Academic Year - deadline dates

2021/22 - Next Academic Year

 

Deadline to apply for Student Finance  - current year students

 All students must apply for Student Loans Company (SLC) funding relating to the current academic year within 9 months of the first day of the academic year of their course.

For undergraduate students who started in September 2020 the deadline to apply for 2020/21 SLC funding is 31 May 2021.

Students who wish to apply for a Masters Loan or Doctoral Loan must apply within 9 months of the first day of the last academic year of the course.

Please check the table below for your course start date and the relevant application deadline:

Course start date

Apply by

Between 1 August and 31 December

31 May after your course started

Between 1 January and 31 March

30 September after your course started

Between 1 April and 30 June

31 December after your course started

Between 1 July and 31 July

31 March after your course started

 

For more information www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance/when or contact the Funding and Financial Support team.

Applying for next Academic Year

Information about applying for student finance for the 2021/22 academic year from Student Finance England. (For first time undergraduate students with home fee status, who normally live in England. If you normally live in Wales, Northern Ireland or Wales you should check your funding body web sites for application dates.)

 

 

Are you a continuing, full time, undergraduate student in September 2021-22?


  • You may be invited by Student Finance to re-apply for funding for 2021/22
  • Apply as soon as possible - the sooner you apply, the sooner you'll get your finance sorted. Please only ever access your online account via "gov.uk/studentfinance"
  • You must complete your student finance application by 18 June 2021, in order for your funding to be in place for the start of term in September 2021.
  • You don't need to send SFE any financial evidence up front
  • SFE will ask you for your parents' or partner's National Insurance number and income so that as part of their assessment they can automatically check your household income details with HM Revenue & Customs
  • If SFE do need financial evidence to support your application, they will only ask for copies of documents - you don't need to send in originals. You can now upload documents via SFE online accounts.
  • If you don't complete your application by 18 June 2021 you may not get all the money you are entitled to at the start of term in September 2021
 

 

Are you a new, full time, undergraduate student in September 2021?

Remember:

  • There are student loans to help with tuition fees and living costs
  • Repayments are based on future earnings, not what you borrow, and you only repay when you have left university and are earning more than £27,295 per year (2020/21 threshold)

Also:

  • You don't have to have accepted a place at university to apply for student finance.  Apply online by 21 May 2021 in order for your funding to be in place for the start of term in September 2021
  • Giving Student Finance England (SFE) your UK passport number and your parents' or partner's National Insurance number means that, as part of their assessment, SFE can automatically check your identity with the Identity and Passport Service and household income with HM Revenue & Customs, providing your parent or partner has consented to disclosure of their income
  • If SFE do need financial evidence to support your application they will only ask for copies of documents - you don't need to send in originals. You can now upload evidence via SFE online accounts.
  • If you are disabled or have children or adult dependants, you can apply for non-repayable grants
  • Visit gov.uk/studentfinance for more information and to apply.  
 

 

Information for new part time undergraduate students in September 2021

  

 

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