1. How to apply

Students from England

Most full-time and part-time students can apply online to Student Finance England.

  1. Set up a student finance online account.

  2. Log in and complete the online application.

  3. Include details of your household income and get your parents (or partner) to support your application, if needed.

  4. Send in proof of identity, if needed.

  5. Sign and return the loan declaration, which you should receive within 6 weeks.

If you can’t apply online, use the form finder to get the forms you need.

Continuing students

You’re a ‘continuing student’ if you got finance last year. Log in to your student finance account and apply online.

There’s a different process if you became a part-time student before 1 September 2012.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

There’s a different process for students from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

EU students

  1. Download an application pack - use the form finder to get the forms you need.

  2. Send in proof of identity, if needed.

  3. You’ll get a letter confirming how much you’ll get, usually within 6 weeks.

If you’re a continuing student you’ll be sent the application forms.