Funding and finance for students

Register for student finance. Loans, sponsorship, getting help with studying if you're a parent or carer.

General information and guidance

  1. 16 to 19 education: financial support for students

    Advice for institutions on the financial support young people may be able to access to help them participate in education and training.

  2. Career skills and training

    Find courses and training online with the National Careers Service and get advice on funding the costs of learning

  3. Financial support for full-time students of higher education in 2016 to 2017

    Information about tuition fees and loans available to students going to university or college in 2016 to 2017.

  4. Funding guidance for young people: ILR funding returns

    Advice about individualised learner record (ILR) funding returns for institutions funded by the EFA.

  5. Further education courses and funding

    Find and apply for a further or adult education course and work out what financial help you can get

Financial help for students who are parents or carers

Care to learn guide, Adult Dependants' Grant, Parents' Learning Allowance.

  1. Adult Dependants' Grant

    Adult Dependants' Grant for full-time students who financially support an adult - funding, how to apply, eligibility

  2. Care to Learn

    Care to Learn helps pay for childcare while you're studying - how to apply, money you get, courses that qualify, eligibility

  3. Childcare Grant

    Childcare Grants for full-time students in higher education - grants, CCG1, CCG2 forms, how to apply, eligibility

  4. Parents' Learning Allowance

    Parents' Learning Allowance for full-time students with children - funding, apply, eligibility

Student grants, bursaries and scholarships

Residential Support Scheme, NHS bursaries, 16 to 19 Bursary Fund, Disability Living Allowance.

  1. 16 to 19 Bursary Fund

    Bursaries of up to £1,200 for students in further education, training or unpaid apprenticeships - what’s available, eligibility and how to apply

  2. Advice for young people: 16 to 19 Bursary Fund guide

    Guidance for young people about the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund in the 2017 to 2018 academic year.

  3. Advice for young people: 2016 to 2017 16 to 19 Bursary Fund guide

    Guidance for all institutions administering the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund in 2016 to 2017.

  4. Apply online for student finance

    Apply online for student finance - online applications for student finance including Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Grants

  5. Contact Student Finance England

    Contact details for Student Finance England - including complaints and student finance appeals, Advanced Learner Loan

  6. Dance and Drama Awards: funding for students

    Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs) help talented students with the cost of performing arts training - how much you'll get, how to apply

  7. Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs)

    Disabled Students' Allowance is extra money for higher education students - DSA1 forms, eligibility, how to apply, needs assessment

  8. Discretionary Learner Support

    Discretionary Learner Support - funding for students aged over 19 in further education and financial hardship

  9. Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

    Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) if you're studying in Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales

  10. Extra money to pay for university

    Bursaries and scholarships from universities or colleges including the National Scholarship Programme and hardship funds

  11. Funding for postgraduate study

    Postgraduate funding - find grants, loans, studentships and scholarships

  12. Get funding for school or college accommodation

    Help with term-time accommodation when you're studying away from home - what you'll get, eligibility, how to claim

  13. Grants and bursaries for adult learners

    Funding for adult learners - grants and bursaries for study and training costs

  14. Mature students: university and funding

    Funding and university courses for mature students - entry requirements, find courses, student finance

  15. NHS bursaries

    NHS bursary and grants for medicine, dentistry and healthcare courses

  16. Scholarships for children whose parent died in service

    Apply for financial help to pay for university and further education if one of your parents died while serving in the armed forces - who can apply, how much you can get, how to apply, how long it takes

  17. Social work bursaries

    Social work bursaries for help with tuition fees and living costs

  18. Specialist residential institutions offering residential bursary fund: academic year 2016 to 2017

    Specialist residential institutions offering the Residential Bursary Fund in the 2016 to 2017 academic year

  19. Specialist residential institutions offering residential bursary fund: academic year 2017 to 2018

    Specialist residential institutions offering the Residential Bursary Fund in the 2017 to 2018 academic year

  20. Student Bursary Support Service

    Information about the Student Bursary Support Service

  21. Student Bursary Support Service demonstration videos for students

    Demonstration videos to support students in the use of the Student Bursary Support portal.

  22. Student Bursary Support Service demonstration videos for childcare providers

    Demonstration videos to support childcare providers in the use of the Student Bursary Support portal.

  23. Student Bursary Support Service demonstration videos for education institutions

    Demonstration videos to support education institutions in the use of the Student Bursary Support portal.

  24. Student finance

    Student finance - student loans or student grants for tuition fees and living costs, extra help, student loan repayments

  25. Student finance calculator

    Student finance calculator - get a quick estimate of what student loans, grants, bursaries and other funding you could get - for full-time, part-time and EU students

  26. Student finance forms

    Download Student Finance England application forms and guidance notes - including forms PN1, PR1, PTG1, PFF2 and CYI

  27. Student finance if you started before 1 September 2012

    For courses before September 2012 - student loans, grants, application forms, Tuition Fee Grant, Course Grant and guidance notes

  28. Student finance login

    Your student finance online account - check payment dates, track an application, change details, reset password, find customer reference numbers

  29. Student finance: how to apply

    How to apply or support an application for student finance - when to apply, deadlines, proof of identity, parents, income, change an application

  30. Student loan repayment model

    Spreadsheet that calculates student loan repayments.

  31. Studying abroad: travel grants for students (England)

    Travel grants for students including medical and dental students - travel costs, Erasmus placements, how to apply, eligibility, travel expenses forms

  32. Teacher training funding

    Teacher training - funding for full or part-time teacher training courses including Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

Student loans

Apply for a loan, Advanced Learner Loans, repayment, postgraduates.

  1. Advanced Learner Loan

    Advanced Learner Loan and the Bursary Fund help with college or training course costs - funding, how to apply, application forms, repayments

  2. Apply online for student finance

    Apply online for student finance - online applications for student finance including Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Grants

  3. Contact Student Finance England

    Contact details for Student Finance England - including complaints and student finance appeals, Advanced Learner Loan

  4. Funding for postgraduate study

    Postgraduate funding - find grants, loans, studentships and scholarships

  5. Mature students: university and funding

    Funding and university courses for mature students - entry requirements, find courses, student finance

  6. Postgraduate loans

    Get a postgraduate loan to help fund a full-time or part-time master's degree: find out if you're eligible and how much you can get

  7. Professional and Career Development Loans

    Professional and Career Development Loans are low interest loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career - eligibility, and repayments and interest, helpline

  8. Repaying your student loan

    When you start repaying your student loan, your monthly repayments, what to do if you have 2 jobs or are self-employed, how to get a refund if you've overpaid

  9. Student finance

    Student finance - student loans or student grants for tuition fees and living costs, extra help, student loan repayments

  10. Student finance calculator

    Student finance calculator - get a quick estimate of what student loans, grants, bursaries and other funding you could get - for full-time, part-time and EU students

  11. Student finance forms

    Download Student Finance England application forms and guidance notes - including forms PN1, PR1, PTG1, PFF2 and CYI

  12. Student finance if you started before 1 September 2012

    For courses before September 2012 - student loans, grants, application forms, Tuition Fee Grant, Course Grant and guidance notes

  13. Student finance login

    Your student finance online account - check payment dates, track an application, change details, reset password, find customer reference numbers

  14. Student finance: how to apply

    How to apply or support an application for student finance - when to apply, deadlines, proof of identity, parents, income, change an application

  15. Student loan repayment model

    Spreadsheet that calculates student loan repayments.

  16. Teacher training funding

    Teacher training - funding for full or part-time teacher training courses including Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)