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

  • 2020 to 2021
  • 2019 to 2020

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


If you’re an EU student you must apply by post - download application forms and guidance.

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

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