Advanced Learner Loans - How to Apply


To apply for an Advanced Learner Loan, simply follow these steps:

Step 1

Check with your learning provider that the course qualifies for Advanced Learner Loan.

Your college or training provider should then send you a ‘Learning and Funding Information’ letter. You need this to complete the application.

Step 2

You apply online.

If you’ve applied for student finance from us before, you should use the same details.

We’ll ask for information about:

  • your personal details, National Insurance number and contact information
  • your nationality and residency
  • your course
  • how much you’d like to borrow

When you apply for student finance, you'll need to agree to our terms and conditions.

Step 3

We’ll write to you to confirm your loan, usually within 2 weeks if you applied online. Paper applications can take longer.

You should check the information on the letter to confirm the amounts and course details are correct. Make sure you let us know immediately if anything is wrong or has changed since your application.

If we need more information or evidence, you should send this as soon as possible to avoid any delays with your money.

Any other forms we may ask for can be found at


Change of circumstance

If your circumstances change, this can affect your eligibility. You can update your information using your online account. You can also change your loan amount using the loan request form.

If you can’t update your information online, you should contact us.