Applications for student funding for 2021/22 are now open
Undergraduate university students can now apply for loans and scholarships for the 2021/22 academic year.
Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure their finances are in place before the start of the term.
The deadline is May 21 for new students and June 25 for old students. The fastest and easiest way to apply is online at https://studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk/
Derek Ross, Executive Director of Operations for the Student Loans Company, said, “The launch of the app service signals that it’s time for students to focus on the important task of organizing their finances. We expect this to be a busy year with more applications than ever before and we urge students to apply now. Students who apply before the deadline can be confident that their finances will be in place for the start of the term. “
“Resources are available online to help students, their parents and partners with their applications. They can also follow Student Finance England on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest information on student finances. ”
The best tips for settling your student finances
Apply as early as possible to make sure your finances are in place before you start your studies. Even if you don’t know which course you are taking, you should still apply now. Enter your first choice and you can update the app later if needed.
Make sure you understand how much financing you may be eligible for
You can apply for tuition loans to cover your costs and maintenance loans to help cover living costs.
Keep contact details up to date
Make sure to provide an up-to-date email address so that you can be contacted regarding your application if necessary.
Have your important documents close at hand
Have your National Insurance Number and passport details ready before you begin your application, as you will be asked for this information when you apply.
If you have ever studied
If you have studied before, this could affect your eligibility, even if your previous course was self-funded. Submit your application early so that your entitlement can be confirmed.
If you return to study after a break, you should use the online account you originally had rather than creating a new one.
If you need additional financing
You may be able to access extra money, for example if you have a disability, have children, or study for a course in medicine, social work or education. Learn more about what’s available.