You are here: Home - Credit Cards & Loans - News -

Applications for student finance for 2021/22 now open

0
Written by: Emma Lunn
04/03/2021
Undergraduate university students can now apply for loans and grants for the 2021/22 academic year.

Students are urged to apply as soon as possible to ensure their finances are in place before the start of term.

The deadline is 21 May for new students and 25 June for returning students. The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at https://studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk/

Derek Ross, executive director of operations at the Student Loans Company, said: “The launch of the application service signals that it is time for students to get on with the important business of organising their finances. We expect it to be a busy year with more applications than ever and are urging students to apply now. Students that apply before the deadline can be confident knowing their finance will be in place for the start of term.”

“Resources are available online to help students and their parents and partners with their applications and they can also follow Student Finance England on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest student finance information.”

Top tips to get your student finances sorted

Apply early

Apply as early as possible to make sure your finances are in place before your studies start. Even if you don’t know what course you are doing, you should still apply now. Enter your first choice and you can update the application later if required.

Make sure you understand how much funding you may be entitled to

You can apply for Tuition Fee Loans to cover your fees and Maintenance Loans to help with living costs.

Keep contact details up-to-date

Make sure you provide an up-to-date email address so you can be contacted about your application if necessary.

Have your important documents at hand

Have your National Insurance Number and passport details to hand before you start your application as you will be asked for this information when you apply.

If you have studied before

If you have studied before it could affect your eligibility – even if your previous course was self-funded. Submit your application early so your entitlement can be confirmed.

If you are returning to study after a break, you should use the online account you had originally rather than create a new one.

If you need extra funding

You may be able to access some extra money, for example if you are disabled, have children or are studying for a medical, social work or teaching course. Find out more about what is available.

There are 0 Comment(s)

If you wish to comment without signing in, click your cursor in the top box and tick the 'Sign in as a guest' box at the bottom.

Everything you need to know about being furloughed

Few people had heard of ‘furlough’ before March 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic thrust the idea of bein...

The savings accounts paying the most interest

If one of your jobs this month is to get your finances in order, moving your savings to a higher paying deal i...

Coronavirus and your finances: what help can you get in the second lockdown?

News and updates on everything to do with coronavirus and your personal finances.

What will happen if rates change

How your finances will be impacted by a rise in interest rates.

Regular Savings Calculator

Small regular contributions can build up nicely over time.

Online Savings Calculator

Work out how your online savings can build over time.

Having a baby and your finances: seven top tips

We’re guessing the Duchess of Cambridge won’t be fretting about maternity pay or whether she’ll still be...

Protecting family wealth: 10 tips for cutting inheritance tax

Inheritance tax - sometimes known as 'death tax' - can cause even more heartache for bereaved families. But th...

Travel insurance: Five tips to ensure a successful claim

Ahead of your summer holiday, it’s important to make sure you have the right level of travel cover or you co...

Money Tips of the Week

Read previous post:
Apple in ‘anti-competitive’ probe

Apple’s terms means it charges 30% commission on app and in-app purchases.

Close