Help! Uni advice! Urgent!Watch
When would you advise applying for student finance? Do I open a student bank account before this?
Sorry for the load of questions. Any help at all would be much appreciated
According to UCAS, student finance applications are expected to open in March but again, it's worth double-checking. I personally tend to apply as soon as applications open just to get things sorted and avoid forgetting. There's no huge rush but I would recommend applying well before the expected course start date so that you receive your loan on time.
my daughter wasn't able to convert her existing bank account with Santander to a student account until she had the confirmation from UCAS after the grades were issued. As long as you have a bank account in your name - which doesn't need to be a student account - then you just put that on the finance application. You can always change it later.