Going through Clearing?

If you’re going through Clearing after getting your exam results, it’s really important to let us know if your course, university or college have changed, as it could affect how much student finance you can get.

If you don’t let us know as soon as possible, you might not get paid in time for the start of your course.

And don’t forget to update your term-time address if it’s changed as well.

Already applied for student finance?

It’s quick and easy to let us know about any changes by logging into your online account at www.gov.uk/studentfinance

Once you’re logged in, all you need to do is choose ‘Change your application’ and update your details. It’ll only take a few minutes. Make sure you have details of your new course or university to hand.

If you’re updating your address, just go to ‘Your profile’ to change it.

Haven’t applied for student finance yet?

You need to apply now! It can take up to six weeks to process your application, so you should apply as soon as possible.

It’s important to know that you might not get all of your money in time for the start of your course, but we’ll try to make sure you get at least some money as close to the start of your course as possible. Find out more about why you might be getting less than you expected.

Are you an EU student?

If you’re an EU student who’s applied for student finance but changed your university or course since you applied, you’ll need to let us know by downloading and sending us an EUCO1 form.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about Clearing or anything else about student finance, our experts will be online from Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm to answer your questions. You can:

Remember, you don’t need to wait until you’ve got your results to ask a question!