Funding and finance for students

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


  1. Student finance login

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

  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. 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

  1. Student finance forms

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

  2. Subsidised transport for 16 to 19 year olds in education

    Find the discounts and concessions that are available in your area for travel to school sixth form or college through your local council website

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Student finance

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

  2. Student finance: how to apply

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

  3. Contact Student Finance England

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

  1. Funding for postgraduate study

    Postgraduate funding - find grants, loans, studentships and scholarships

    • Answer
  2. Advanced Learner Loan

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

    • Guide
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News and communications

  1. Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018 to 2019

    • Department for Education and Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
    • Press release
  2. Government launches first sale from the student loan book

    • Department for Education, HM Treasury, and Student Loans Company
    • Press release
  3. More support planned for part-time and doctoral degree students

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  4. Funding support for EU students

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

  1. Postgraduate doctoral loans
  2. Part-time undergraduate maintenance loan
  1. Postgraduate master’s loans: equality analysis

    • Department for Education
    • Impact assessment
  2. Postgraduate doctoral loans: equality analysis

    • Department for Education
    • Impact assessment
  3. Part-time maintenance loans policy: equality analysis

    • Department for Education
    • Impact assessment
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  1. Influence of financial factors on higher education decision-making

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  2. Student income and expenditure survey 2014 to 2015

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  3. Student loans in England: 2016 to 2017

    • Student Loans Company
    • National statistics
  4. Advanced learner loans paid in England: 2017 to 2018

    • Student Loans Company
    • Official statistics
  5. Advanced learner loans application information: November 2017

    • Department for Education
    • Official statistics
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