Waiting for your first student finance payment?

Make sure you’ve done everything you need to.

Your Maintenance Loan will be paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term.  You can find out what date this will be by logging into your account at www.gov.uk/studentfinance

In most cases the money will be there for you on your scheduled payment date, but some banks take longer to clear funds.  If it’s not there on this date, you should contact your bank as they should be able to let you know when your money will clear. You should also make sure your bank details are up to date – you can do this by logging into your account at www.gov.uk/studentfinance


Go through our checklist to make sure you get your money as soon as possible:

  • You’ve submitted your application and sent all the evidence we’ve asked for

  • You’ve signed and returned your declaration form

  • You’ve registered at your uni or college

  • Your uni or college has confirmed to us that you’ve registered

  • You’ve allowed a few working days for your money to be paid into your bank account

Getting paid on time

Watch our film to find out what steps you need to take to get your student loan in time for the start of your course.