Did you apply late for student finance?

Don’t worry! You can follow our guide to help you get paid as soon as possible.

Did you apply late for student finance?

If you applied less than 4 weeks before the start of your course, we’ll work out how much you could get without taking your household income into account. This means you’ll have some money near the start of your course, but it may not be the full amount you were expecting.

Your parent(s) or partner will need to send us their income details so we can update your entitlement. They need to create or log into their own online account at www.gov.uk/studentfinance to give us their details. After your entitlement has been updated, you will be paid any difference within 3 working days.


Remember, you may need to pay some initial costs by yourself such as your first month’s rent, and textbooks.

Please visit our dedicated payment page for more payment related information.


Payment checklist for late applicants

As a late applicant, your payments will likely be later than other students. However, you can follow our payment checklist to make sure you get paid as soon as possible:


1. Send evidence

1.	Send evidence

If you have applied online, make sure you send us any evidence we’ve asked for. You can check this on your online account in the ‘letters and emails’ section. If you’re posting evidence, we’ll email you to let you know we’ve received it.


2. Update your bank details

2.	Update your bank details

We pay your Maintenance Loan directly into your bank account so it’s important that your bank details are up to date!

Log in to your online account to ensure that your bank details are correct. If not, you can change them in the ‘your finance’ section.  You should do this at least 4 working days before your payment date, which can also be found in the ‘your finance’ section.


3. Register on your course

Before you get paid, you must register on your course. Once your university or college confirm your registration to us you can expect payment into your account within 3 working days.


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