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The student finance deadline has passed - what happens now?

Student Finance England

This article or update has been provided by Student Finance England or Student Loans Company

Publication date: 01 July 2020

The deadline for applying for full-time undergraduate student finance for new and continuing students has passed. However, this deadline is only a guideline for getting their money in time for the start of term. Students can still apply for student finance and they should apply as soon as possible.


There are 2 main consequences of applying late:


  1. They may not get their money in time for the start of term
  2. The initial student finance students receive may not be income assessed, meaning they’ll get the minimum amount of funding (they’ll get the rest of their money later if they’re eligible for more)


Applications can take up to 6 weeks to be processed. The quicker students apply, the more likely that they will have their full amount of student finance in time for the start of term. It’s quick and easy to apply online at


We understand there are a lot of uncertainties for students at the moment, but they should still apply for student finance. Students can change their application online if they change their mind about going back to study.


Encourage students to visit our social channels where we’ll be sharing useful information for students who’ve applied late. We’ll also be hosting a Facebook Live session on 6 July at 1PM where we will answer students’ questions.