Student finance: how to apply

Change an application

Students from England

Use your online account to change your personal details, for example bank or contact details.

You must contact Student Finance England by phone if:

  • your household income changes
  • your name changes
  • your marital status changes
  • your parents have more children

Change your course or university

If you’re a full-time student you can tell Student Finance England that you’ve changed your course or university using your online account.

You’ll need to contact Student Finance England by phone if you’re a part-time student.

After your course starts you can contact your university or college to change your course or your Tuition Fee Loan.

You’ll have to return any overpayments that happen because you did not tell Student Finance England about a change in your circumstances.

EU students

Update your personal details and Tuition Fee Loan amounts using form EUCO1 if you’re a full-time EU student.

You’ll need to contact the Student Finance Services Non UK Team if you’re a part-time EU student.

Academic year Form
2018 to 2019 EUCO1 form for 2018 to 2019 (PDF, 123KB)
2017 to 2018 EUCO1 form for 2017 to 2018 (PDF, 91KB)

Send the completed form to the Student Finance Services Non UK Team.

Student Finance Services Non UK Team
Student Finance England
PO Box 89

  1. Step 1 Check if you're eligible

  2. Step 2 Find out how much loan you could get

    Find out the maximum tuition fee and maintenance loan you could get if you're a:

    How much maintenance loan you get depends on where you'll study and your household income.

    1. Use the student finance calculator to estimate your maintenance loan

    You'll have to pay back any loan you get.

    1. Find out how much you'll repay
    2. Find out when you'll start repaying
  3. and Check if you can get extra help

  4. Step 3 Prepare your application

  5. Step 4 Apply

    1. Apply online

    You'll need to create a student finance account if you're a new student or sign into an existing account if you're a returning student.

    It can take up to 6 weeks to process your application. You might have to provide extra evidence.

  6. Step 5 Update your details if your circumstances change

    You must update your application if your circumstances change. For example if you:

    • change your course through clearing
    • change where you're going to live - for example with your parents instead of halls
    1. You are currently viewing: Find out how to update your application
  7. Step 6 Make sure you can be paid

    After you register at your university or college you'll usually get your maintenance loan paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term.

    Use your student finance account to:

    • update your bank details - for example if you open a student account
    • check how much you'll be paid
    • check when you'll be paid
    1. Sign in to your student finance account
  8. Step 7 Check what to do while you're studying

    You'll need to reapply for student finance for each year of your course.

    You must keep your details up to date throughout your course because some changes can affect your loan payments, for example if your household income or bank details change.

    1. You are currently viewing: Check how to update your details
    2. Find out what to do if you suspend or leave your course
  9. Step 8 Repay your loan