Student finance for 2018/19

If you’re going to uni or college in 2018/19 it’s time to apply for student finance!

Follow our three easy steps to make sure you get your money in time for the start of your course.

  1. Find out what you can get
    To find out what student finance you can get, visit our dedicated student finance zone on The Student Room.
  2. Register online
    The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at
  3. Fill in the application
    You don’t need a confirmed place at uni or college. You can just apply using your first choice of course and change the details online 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.

Part-time students

There’s also lots of help available to students studying on a part-time course. Most students can get help to cover their tuition fees while at uni or college. New students starting a part-time course on or after 1 August 2018 can also get help with 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 learning specific difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.

Find more information about part-time study on our dedicated student finance zone on The Student Room.

Already a student?

You should have already had your first student finance payment for academic year 2017/18. If you’ve decided to take a break from or leave your course you need to contact us as soon as possible and let your 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.