It's time for full-time undergraduate students to apply


Exchange editorial team

Providing up-to-date information about our student finance products and services.

Publication date: 20 February 2017

The time has come around again when full-time students should apply for their student finance. We recommend you encourage your students to apply now to make sure their money is available at the start of their course. The quickest and easiest way for them to apply is online at

This year, eligible students can get a Tuition Fee Loan of up to £9,250 to cover the cost of the fees charged by their university or college. If they're studying an approved course at a private university or college, they can get up to £6,165.

They can also apply for a Maintenance Loan to help pay for their living costs, such as rent and bills. The amount of Maintenance Loan they can get depends on their household income and where they live and study.

There’s also extra help for students with a disability, including a long-term health condition, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, or students who have children or adult dependants. To help you explain what student finance students can get and how the process works, we offer a range of new and improved supporting materials to help you give students expert advice about the options available to them.

These include:

  • factsheets to tell you everything you need to know about student finance;
  • detailed guides that are designed to help students in all circumstances;
  • a presentation to use in the classroom or at any other planned events;
  • a series of helpful films to use in the classroom, share on your social media channels or even embed on your website

There’s also our student finance quick start guides covering everything students and their parents need to know about student finance – all in one central place.

Encourage students to stay ‘in the know’

Our dedicated student finance zone on The Student Room is the official place for all student-facing information and hosts lots of helpful content on what students can get and how they get it. We also hold regular surgeries here where students can ask us their questions about anything to do with student finance. Our experts are available on the zone between 1pm and 4pm, Tuesday to Thursday every week.

We’re also available on Twitter (@SF_England) and Facebook between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

To make sure your students can find everything they need to know from applying to how much they’ll repay you can share our link button graphic on your website to take them directly to the student finance zone. And remember to bookmark the supporting materials area of this site and check back often as we upload new content to support you in each phase of the academic year.