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When and how should you apply for student finance?

Katie Fiddaman

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When do I apply for student finance?

When the service opens later in 2019, you will need to apply through Student Finance England for:

  • a loan to cover tuition fees (paid directly to the university)
  • maintenance costs (paid directly into your bank account at the start of term).

This is available wherever you choose to study in the UK, and is repayable. You don’t need to have a confirmed offer of a place at uni to start the process.

How do I apply?

You can still apply for funding up to nine months after the first day of the academic year for your course. The deadline for application is usually the end of May.

Applications take at least six weeks to be processed, but Student Finance England will do an initial assessment so you have some money as close to the start of your course as possible.

To find out how or when you'll get your student finance, watch this video from Student Finance England...

When and how should you apply for student finance?
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