If you are a UK or EU student, you can apply for financial support from the government, including a:
• Tuition fee loan
• Maintenance loan (full-time students only)
• Maintenance grant (full-time students only)
If you’re a full or part-time student from England, you can apply online to Student Finance England. There’s a different process if you’re a student from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or an EU country.
If you’re an international student, you’ll need our international fees and finance pages.
If you’re a new student from England and starting a full-time course, you should be able to apply for your student finance from early in the year before your course starts. Applying online is the easiest way and the process is pretty straight-forward.
You can find out how much financial support you’re likely to receive by getting a personalised quote using the student finance calculator.
Try to apply as early as possible. You don't have to wait until you have a confirmed place on a course. Use your first choice of course. If it changes, you can change it at a later date using your online student finance account.
Always check the final deadline for applying to make sure that the finances you need are in place when you start your course.
The tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs are put together into a single loan. You won’t have to make any loan payments until you’re in employment and earning over £21,000 a year.
Interest is charged from the day you receive your first loan payment until you’ve repaid the loan in full or it is written off, whichever is first. Any loan remaining after 30 years will be written off.
Remember – you won’t have to make any payments until you’re in employment and earning over £21,000 a year, regardless of when you finish or leave your course.
The Student Loans Company repayment website is packed with useful information about repaying your loan.
Applying for student finance should be a straightforward process. However, if you need a bit of friendly advice on finance and money matters, please get in touch with our on-campus specialist advisers. They can also direct you to a variety of specialist resources to help you deal with practical issues and personal problems.