If you’re a student from England you can apply online for the following academic years:

  • 2019 to 2020
  • 2018 to 2019

You can apply for:

  • Tuition Fee Loans
  • Maintenance Loans
  • Maintenance Grants (only if your course started before 1 August 2016)

You can apply up to 9 months after the start of the academic year for your course.

If you need help with a further education course at a college or training provider you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan instead.

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

Start now on the Student Finance England website


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

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

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.