If you’re a student from England applying for the 2016 to 2017 academic year, you can apply online for:

  • Tuition Fee Loans
  • Maintenance Loans
  • Maintenance Grants - continuing students only
  • Advanced Learner Loans

You can apply up to 9 months after the start of the academic year for your course. You can’t apply for the 2017 to 2018 academic year yet.

If you’re applying for the 2015 to 2016 academic year, you must download the application forms and apply by post instead.

Start now on the Student Finance England website

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

You must download the application forms and apply by post if you’re:

  • an EU student
  • a part-time student applying for a grant

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.