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.
The quickest and easiest way to apply for student finance is online.
If the student has applied for student finance from us in the past, they should use their existing login information.
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 we’ve created downloadable application forms. These can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms
Students should be advised to download the application notes with the application form as they contain helpful information which will prevent them missing out any necessary information or evidence which will delay their application.
Missing information or evidence
If we don’t have all the information we need, we’ll contact the student to remind them to provide 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 for outstanding information or actions by logging into their online account