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Forms and Guides 2014/15


The forms and guides below are for the academic year 2014/15.

Forms and guides for the Academic Year 2015/16 are available from Academic Year 2015/16.

Returning Your Completed Forms

You should send your completed forms to your Education and Library Board (ELB). To identify your ELB and find their contact details please refer to the ELB finder.

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2014/15 Full-time students

These guidebooks provide detailed information on all aspects of the financial support available:

Students wishing to apply for support should complete the following forms:

New Students

Birth Certificates or Adoption Certificates for evidence

We recommend that you send in your original passport for evidence.

You can send in your birth or adoption certificate and declaration form for evidence. You must also complete and return the form below:

This form contains two separate declarations. The 'Applicant's Declaration of Identity' must be signed by the student to confirm their identity. The 'Identity Confirmation Form' is to verify your identity and must be completed by a person of good standing in the community who has known you for at least two years.

Please note: this person must be currently in employment, and they must supply a phone number for their place of work.

Please read the ‘Acceptable countersignatures’ document for a complete list of eligible people.


Continuing Students

Loan Request Forms

For students who have already applied for support and now wish to amend either the amount of Maintenance Loan or Tuition Fee Loan they requested:

Disabled Students' Allowances

If you have completed or are completing your application for Student Finance and you also want to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances, you should complete the slimline version of the DSA1 form.

If you are applying for Disabled Students' Allowances only, or if you are a part-time student, a post graduate student or if you are studying your course by distance learning you must complete the full version of the DSA1 form.

If you want to claim for expenses you’ve already paid out, fill in a 'Claim form for reimbursement of costs through Disabled Students' Allowances'.

Current Year Assessment

To apply to be assessed on income details for the current financial year because your household income has dropped by at least 5% since 2012-13:

Change of Circumstance

Missing Signature

Missing signature - complete this form if you did not sign your paper application, when you applied for student finance:

Childcare Grant

Information on all aspects of financial support, including the Childcare Grant, for student parents:

Special Support Grant

The Special Support Grant pays up to £3,475 depending on your household income and is intended to help with additional course related costs such as books, equipment, travel or childcare.

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Parents, husbands, wives and partners of students

If you are supporting a student during their studies, you may require these forms:

To provide your financial information in support of a student's application (where it has not been provided on the main application form):

Missing signature - complete this form if you did not sign the paper form when you supported a student's application for finance:

2014/15 Part-time Students

Part-time students wishing to apply for support should download:

Confirmation of benefits form for part-time students:

Change of Circumstances form for part-time students:

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