Missed the deadline? Apply for student finance now!

If you haven’t applied for your student finance yet – what are you waiting for? Applying after the deadline means you might not get all your money in time for the start of your course.

  1. Apply now

It’s quick and easy to apply online at www.gov.uk/studentfinance

If you’ve already started your application online, log back into your student finance account and finish it as soon as you can.

  1. Send us any evidence

If we ask you to send us any evidence to support your application, make sure you send it to us as quickly as possible. Your application isn’t complete and can’t be assessed until we have all the information we need.

  1. Print, sign and return your declaration form

We can’t pay you until you do! Before you send it to us, check that you’ve signed your full name and used the current date – not your date of birth. Any mistakes could delay your application.

Applying for student finance

Applying for student finance is easy when you know how. Watch this video to find out what you need to do.

What you can get

There’s lots of financial help available if you’re thinking about going to university or college in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

You may be eligible for:

  • a loan of up to £9,250 to cover tuition fees
  • loans to help with living costs, such as rent and books

Extra help

You may also be able to apply for:

Your university or college might offer you a bursary or scholarship to help with your studies.

Part-time students

New part-time students starting a course in 2016 to 2017 can apply for student finance now. Apply as early as possible to make sure you get your money in time for the start of your course.

If you’re a continuing part-time student

If you started your course on or after 1 September 2012, you’ll get an email when it’s time to re-apply.

If you started your course before this, you can apply for student finance for 2016 to 2017 now.

Find out more

You can: