Student Finance: It’s time to apply!                     

Find out everything you need to know about student finance for Higher Education! There are two main costs associated to Higher Education; tuition and living (e.g. food, accommodation, books). You can apply for government loans for one or the other or both, depending on your circumstances.

About Student Finance

Wondering how Student Finance can help to fund your future? Check out Student finance explained video below for everything you need to know!

You can also find out more here

How and when to apply?

Check out the video below to find out how and when to apply for student finance to make sure you get your money in time the start of your course.

When can I apply?

You should apply for Student finance as soon as possible to make sure you get your money in time for starting your course.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a confirmed place at university or college, you can apply using your preferred choice and simply change the details online later if you need to. Make sure to check your eligibility for receiving Student Finance here.

How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply for student finance is online here. It can take up to 6 weeks to process your application so you should apply for Student Finance as soon as possible. If your application is late your money might be to.

What you need to complete your application

When filling out your application you’ll need your passport, national insurance number and bank details so make sure you have these to hand. You’ll also need to have a bank account in your own name. It will take around 30 minutes to complete your application.

Some student finance can depend on your household income which is the income of your parents or partner so Student Finance will need some information from them to. Remember your application can’t be access until Student Finance have all the information they need.

If you are applying to study Higher Education at Barnfield College there are a couple of important things to know before filling out your application. Speak to our admissions team on or by calling 01582 569569 who will talk you through this information in relation to your specific course. 

Once you’ve applied

Once you’ve applied for student finance online and your parent or partner as sent their details the application is sent to Student Finance England to be processed. Sometimes Student Finance England need more evidence and information it’s important you send any information they ask for as quickly as possible to avoid any delay in your application being processed.

Once your application has been accessed by Student Finance England you will be sent a Student Finance Entitlement Letter showing how much student finance you will receive and when you will be paid. You should keep this letter to show the college or university when you enrol.

Your tuition fee loan will be paid directly to the college or university and your maintenance loan will be paid directly into your bank account in three instalments. The college or university will let Student Finance England know when you have enrolled and Student Finance will then make the first payment to you.

If anything changes after you have started like your address or bank details you can change this on your online Student Finance account.

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