Part-time Tuition Fee Loan


Students need to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan each year. They should apply as soon as the application service opens to make sure their student finance is ready before the start of their course.

Online application

The quickest and easiest way to apply for student finance is online at

If the student has applied for student finance from us before, they should use their existing sign in details.

When they register they’ll be given a unique Customer Reference Number and be asked to create a password and secret answer.

The first time they apply they’ll be asked for proof of their identity. They can do this by giving us their valid UK passport details on their application. If they don’t have a UK passport, they might have to send us evidence, such as a non-UK passport or their UK birth or adoption certificate.

Downloadable application form

If a student can’t apply online, they can download a paper application form at

Students should download the application notes with the application form so they don’t miss out any important evidence or information that could delay their application.

Missing information or evidence

If we don’t have all the information or evidence we need, we’ll contact the student to remind them to give us this as soon as they can. We won’t make any payments to them until we have all the information and evidence we need.

Students can check if they need to do anything by signing in to their online account.