Updates from Student Finance England

The latest on products and services offered by Student Finance England and Student Loans Company.

Order our new repayment guide now


Your final-year students might not be thinking about how they’ll repay their student loan, but as they finish their course it’s very important for them to understand what repayment means for them.

Student finance 2017/18 – download our launch pack to encourage students to apply now


Pre order our new repayment guide now


Student Money Week is here – join the conversation!


Watch now - our series of Ask SFE films for you


Help your students get ready to apply for student finance


Get ready for Student Money Week 2017


Student Money Week 2017 is coming soon


Get in the zone!


Have you visited Student Finance England’s zone recently?

Festive Holiday Opening Hours


Our contact centre opening hours over the holiday period will be as follows:

SFE animated films for 2017/18


We’ve updated our suite of animated films for the new academic year.

SFE 2017/18 Student Finance Resources For You!


Looking for student finance information for academic year 2017/18? We’ve produced a range of resources just for you.

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England


The following statement applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Finance England (SFE), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from this autumn, and to EU nationals applying to study from autumn 2017.

Last chance to order your free SFE quick guides for 2017/18


There’s still time to order our free printed quick guides for AY 2017/18.

New Issue of Exchange Now Live!


The new issue of SFE’s Exchange is now live on our dedicated practitioner website.

SFE 2017/18 Printed Quick Guides Available to Pre-Order Now!


Help your students get ready for AY 2017/18 with our free printed quick guides.

SFE Payment Film Available Now!


SFE Clearing Resources Available Now!


Use and share our Clearing ‘toolkit’ of resources with students, on your website and across your social media channels.

Student Finance Arrangements for the 2017/18 Academic Year


SFE’s Postgraduate Loan application service is now open!


Student Finance England’s new Postgraduate Loan application service is now open! To apply, your students should go to www.gov.uk/postgraduateloan

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England


The following statement applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Loans Company (SLC), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from this autumn.

2017/18 resources available now to support your open days


It’s time to start preparing for a new academic year! We’ve created a range of helpful tools and resources to help support your open days or any other discussions or planned events.

SFE part-time loan students can now apply!


New and continuing part-time students, who started their course on or after 1 September 2012, can apply now. Continuing part-time students who started their course before 1 September 2012 can apply from early July.

Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group Update


BIS have provided an update regarding the Disabled Students Sector Leadership Group (DSSLG)

SFE 2016/17 part-time quick guides available to pre-order now!


New and continuing part-time students who started their course on or after 1 September 2012 will be able to apply for student finance for academic year 2016/17 soon.

SFE Postgraduate Loan Surgery 25-29 April


Our experts will be available to answer any questions your students have about Postgraduate Loans from 25-29 April.

New SFE Postgraduate Loan information and guidance is now available


Student Finance England’s new range of useful resources to help you explain Postgraduate Loans to your students is available now!

SSIN (06/16) - extending residency requirements for EU nationals


New eligibility criterion in England for EU nationals with five years residence in the UK.

Student finance for 2016/17 – it's time for new students to apply


Students applying for university or college courses in 2016/17 should apply for their student finance now.

Student Finance England 2016/17 Disabled Students Allowance guidance


The 2016/17 Student Finance England DSAs guidance documents for new and continuing students is now available.

It’s Student Money Week – join the conversation now!


Join our first ever live broadcasting webchat!


For the first time, we’re broadcasting live on Periscope, a video streaming app as part of Student Money Week.

Second issue of Exchange now live!


Packed full of information on the application service for 2016/17 full-time students, our now annual Student Money Week events and a new student finance product launching in the summer for 2016/17.

Postgraduate Loan


The new Postgraduate Loan will be available from 2016 for students starting a postgraduate Master’s course.

SFE Student Money Week 2016


This February (Monday, 8 – Sunday, 14) we’re holding our annual Student Money Week for Student Finance England.

BIS announce Postgraduate Loans (England)


SLC’s contact centre open hours and operating hours are changing


To allow planned improvements to our systems, we are closing our contact centres on Sundays from 15 November 2015 to 28 February 2016 (inclusive).

SFE 2016/17 printed quick guides available to pre-order now!


Free printed quick guides, ideal for sharing with prospective students and their parents when you’re talking about student finance.

Read SFE’s new student finance eMag - Exchange


We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched Exchange – our first ever magazine for teachers and student finance advisors. And it’s packed with news and articles YOU told us you want to read about.

Introductory SFE 2016/17 resources available now!


It’s time to start preparing for a new academic year! We have created a range of helpful tools and resources to help you explain to prospective students and their families what finance is available through Student Finance England.

Clearing - get students to join the conversation now!


Resources for Clearing


Student Finance England have created specific advice and resources on the Clearing process.

Changes to student finance for new students entering higher education in September 2016


Summer Budget; the Chancellor announced changes to student finance.

Visit our improved SFE Zone on The Student Room!


Have you visited the student finance zone recently? We've given it a revamp and it's now even easier for students to use and find the information they're looking for. Take a look today!

Our Service is Changing


As part of our commitment to becoming a digital, customer-focused centre of excellence, we are changing the way we deliver information and guidance to our partners.

The 2015/16 online application for part-time loans has now opened. 


New and continuing part-time students, who started their course on or after 1 September 2012, can now apply for student finance for the academic year 2015/16

Changes to DSA Policy for 2015/16


The Government is determined that anyone with the aspiration and ability can go onto higher education regardless of any disability; it is important that as wide a consensus as possible is built on the role of Disabled Students’ Allowance

Essential information for students: rights under consumer law in the spotlight


Essential information for undergraduate students on their rights under consumer law when applying for university or higher education courses is now available.

Student Money Week – be part of the conversation!


We’re excited to announce Student Finance England’s first ever Student Money Week – seven days of rich, informative discussion.

New interactive guides available!


Following the success of our quick guides, we’ve produced a series of new interactive student finance quick start guides to help support the launch of the 2015/16 application service, which is now open.

Student finance for 2015/16 - it's time for new students to apply


Students applying for university or college courses in 2015/16 should apply for their student finance now.

More printed quick guides available now


We’ve published a second batch of the popular quick guides; now ready for you to order.

Get safe online


SFE have partnered with 'Get Safe Online' to produce a 'phishing guide' and top tips to promote online student safety and protection against scam emails.

BIS 15/16 DSA draft guidance



Student Finance England campaign page


Let your students know about our new campaign page on Gov.UK: gov.uk/studentfinancesteps

Ask the Experts - student finance explained


We’ve produced a series of videos featuring our Student Finance Advisers answering the most common student finance questions.

Student Finance England on the Student Room


We're running a series of events throughout September to coincide with HEI open weeks

Quick guide to DSAs now available


Our 2015/16 guide to Disabled Students' Allowances is now available to order or download.

Resources for academic year 2015/16 have arrived!


Introducing our first resources aimed at explaining student finance to those thinking about going to university or college in 2015/16.

Important messages for students


New videos covering key messages for students applying through clearing and needing student finance.

Changes to Interest Rates and Thresholds


Advice for students applying through Clearing


With the Clearing process fast approaching, we've created specific advice for students who are changing their course information or applying late.

Further Education applications are now open for courses starting from August 2014.


Learners should apply as early as possible, and can change details of their application later if they need to.

Changes to Disabled Students' Allowances


for students applying for DSAs for the first time from September 2015 onwards

Key messages for new full-time higher education students


Encourage your students to apply as soon as they can to make sure their money is in place at the start of their course.

Application demo for 2014/15 now available


We've created a new online demo to show you all the screens from the redesigned student finance application.

Guides for 2013/14 part-time loan applications now available.


'Loans for part-time study 2013/14' guides published and part-time online application goes live...

Student number controls for alternative providers delayed until 2014/15


David Willetts announces that alternative higher education providers will remain outside student number controls in 2013/14.

BIS loan, grant and tuition rates - AY 2013/14


The Government announced the student finance arrangements for Higher Education for the 2013/14 Academic Year on 8 March 2012.

Student Support Regulations - AY 2013/14


New SSIN 01/14 - Student Finance Arrangements for Academic Year 2014/15


The Government has announced tuition charge and student support arrangements for the 2014/15 Academic Year. Details can be found at: http://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/policy-information/student-support-information-notices.aspx