Full-time and part-time students can apply online to Student Finance England for help with finance, including Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Maintenance Grants.

What you need to know

Start now on the Student Finance England website

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

When to apply

Academic year Student type Applications open
2013 to 2014 English and EU full-time Open
2013 to 2014 English and EU part-time Open
2014 to 2015 English full-time
EU full-time - new students only
2014 to 2015 EU full-time - continuing students Summer 2014
2014 to 2015 English and EU part-time Summer 2014

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


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.

EU students

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

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.

Get started on the Student Finance England website

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