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How and when to apply

How and when to apply


Applications are now open!

If you’re thinking about going to uni or college and planning to apply for student finance, you should follow these easy steps to make sure you get your money in time for starting your course.

  1. Apply online now!

The quickest and easiest way to apply for student finance is online. It can take up to six weeks to process your application, so you should apply for student finance as soon as possible. If your application is late, your money might be too.


Don’t worry if you don’t have a confirmed place at uni or college; you can apply using your preferred choice and simply change the details online later if you need to.


  1. What you’ll need to complete your application

When filling out your application, you’ll need your passport, National Insurance number and bank details – so make sure you have these to hand.


If you don’t already have a bank account in your own name, you’ll need to open one as we need these details so we can pay you your money.

 It will take around 30 minutes to complete your application.


  1. Send any evidence we ask for

Some student finance can depend on your household income – which is the income of your parents or partner. If you’re applying for this, we’ll need some information from them too.


Remember, your application can’t be assessed until we have all the information we need. You should send us any evidence we ask for as quickly as possible to avoid any delay in your application being processed.