Applying to Student Finance England

Information about applying for student finance for the 2018/19 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 student in September 2018? 

Are you a new full time student in September 2018?

Are you a new part time undergraduate students in September 2018?

Are you a continuing full time student in September 2018? 

 

 

If you applied for student finance that did NOT depend on your household income last year (non means tested) you should wait to hear from Student Finance England (SFE) as you may not need to re-apply.  SFE will contact you by the end of March 2018.

If you apply for student finance that depends on your household income:

  • You will be invited by Student Finance to re-apply for funding for 2018/19 from the end of February 2018
  • 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 www.gov.uk/studentfinance 
  • You must complete your student finance application including signing the declaration form by 22 June 2018, in order for your funding to be in place for the start of term in September 2018. (Please note applicants from mid March 2018 will have submitted an online signature so a Declaration Form is not required.)
  • 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
  • If you don't complete your application by 22 June 2018 you may not get all the money you are entitled to at the start of term in September 2018

 

Are you a new full time student in September 2018?

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 £25,000 per year

Also:

  • You don't have to have accepted a place at university to apply for student finance.  Apply online by 25 May 2018 in order for your funding to be in place for the start of term in September 2018
  • 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.
  • If you are disabled or have children or adult dependants, you can apply for non-repayable grants
  • Visit www.gov.uk/studentfinance for more information and to apply.