Apply online for help with finance, including:

  • Tuition Fee Loans
  • Maintenance Loans
  • Maintenance Grants

This service is for English full-time and part-time students (new and continuing).

Start now on the Student Finance England website

The application process is different if you’re a student from Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.

EU students can’t apply online. You must download the application forms and apply by post.

When to apply

Academic year Student type Applications open
2015 to 2016 English and EU full-time Open
2014 to 2015 English and EU full-time Open
2015 to 2016 English and EU part-time if you started on or after 1 September 2012 Open
2014 to 2015 English and EU part-time if you started on or after 1 September 2012 Open
2014 to 2015 English and EU part-time if you started before 1 September 2012 Open

You’ll get a letter telling you when you can apply if you became a student before 1 September 2012.

Deadlines

The deadline for applying is 9 months after the start of the academic year.

Problems logging in

You can reset your password or find your customer reference number online.

Apply by post

It’s best to apply online. If you can’t, use the form finder to download the application forms and guidance notes you’ll need.

If you need help using a computer

You can call Student Finance England if you want to apply online but you can’t use a computer without help.