2017/18 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:
Birth Certificates or Adoption Certificates for evidence
We recommend that you send in your original Birth or Adoption Certificate 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 read the ‘Acceptable countersignatures’ section for a complete list of eligible people.
Please note: this person must be currently in employment, and they must supply a phone number for their place of work.
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:
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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, a postgraduate student or if you are studying your course by distance learning you must complete the full version of the DSA1 form.
If you are an Open University student you will need to post your DSA form to the Open University Belfast office:
Disability Project Officer
110 Victoria Street
You should post your ID documents directly to SFNI Office at the address below. Please ensure to attach a note to indicate that you are applying for DSA and your form has been forwarded to the Open University who will send it to SFNI on your behalf once they have completed the relevant sections. Please also give details of your home address to enable SFNI to return your original documents.
Student Finance NI
Ballee Road West
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'.
Change of Circumstance
Missing signature - complete this form if you did not sign your paper application, when you applied for student finance:
Information on all aspects of financial support, including the Childcare Grant, for student parents: