Student finance for 2018/19

If you’re going to uni or college in 2018/19, make sure you don’t miss the deadline to apply for student finance!

If you’re studying a full-time undergraduate course, the deadline to make sure you get all of your money in time is almost here. If your application is late, your money might be too.

The deadline to apply is 25 May 2018 – so don’t delay!

Follow our three easy steps now.

  1. Find out what you can get by visiting our dedicated student finance zone on The Student Room
  2. Register online at – it’s the quickest and easiest way to apply!
  3. Fill in your application. You don’t need a confirmed place at uni or college – you can change these details later if you need to.


How to apply for student finance

Going to uni or college this year? Make sure you apply right first time so you get your money in time the start of your course.

Starting a postgraduate Master’s course?

If you’re starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2018/19, you can apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan now!

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at

You don’t need a confirmed place at university ­– you should use your preferred choice and simply change the details later if you need to.

Part-time undergraduate students

There’s lots of help available to students studying a part-time undergraduate course. Most students can get help to cover their tuition fees. Students starting on or after 1 August 2018 can also get help towards their living costs.

There’s also extra help available if you have a disability, including a long-term health condition, a mental-health condition or a specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. Visit our dedicated student finance zone on The Student Room for more information about part-time study.

Already a student?

If you’ve decided to take a break from or leave your course, you need to contact us as soon as possible and let you university or college know so they can tell us.

If you don’t, you might end up being overpaid. If this happens, you might have to repay the amount you’ve been overpaid earlier and before your income is over the repayment threshold.