Student finance

The administration of all student finance support has been transferred to Student Finance England. If you are starting a higher education course, contact Student Finance England.

Financial help that is available

Full-time courses

  • student loan for fees
  • student loan for maintenance
  • a non-repayable maintenance grant or special support grant
  • bursaries and scholarships from your university or college

Other financial help available

  • disabled students’ allowances if you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and face additional costs to study
  • childcare grants and a parents’ learning allowance if you have children
  • adult dependant grant if you have another adult who is dependant on you while you study

Part-time courses

  • a tuition fee grant
  • a course grant
  • disabled students’ allowances if you have a disability or specific learning difficulty and face additional costs to study

Postgraduate study

  • disabled students’ allowance for some full and part time courses

NB: The student support system does not provide (with the exception of postgraduate Certificates in Education) the same support for postgraduate as for undergraduate study.

There are qualifying conditions to be eligible for the help and the some grants and the loan maintenance is subject to an income means test.

To find out more you can visit the student finance website

How to apply for financial help

New full-time students

Student Finance is provided by Student Finance England. You can apply online or download an application form from the Student Finance England website.

Part-time students

You can apply for finance for a part-time course by downloading an application for part time higher education student finance.

Postgraduate students

Details of the financial help available to students on postgraduate courses are available from Student Finance England.

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