Applying for university or college? Have you thought about how you’re going to pay for it? We’re here to help.

You should apply for student finance now so we can process your application in time for you starting university or college – if you don’t, there’s no guarantee that you’ll have your money for the start of your course!

You can apply for loans, which have to be paid back, to help pay your tuition fees and living costs. There’s also extra help for students with a disability, including a mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, or students who have children or adult dependants. Usually, this extra help doesn’t have to be paid back.

It’s quick and easy to apply online at

Need help?

For a range of helpful tools and guidance visit our dedicated student finance zone at

Read our new, interactive quick start guides and watch our short films at