Tuition Fee Loan Part-time undergraduate, tuition fee only funding students

4. Applying

Download an application form

There's no online application for tuition fee and living cost students. You can apply using an application form.

Complete the correct application form for your academic year of study.

Download an application form

Apply early to get your finance confirmed before your course starts

We'll announce when applications are available on the home page each year.

Applying early and providing all the information we need means:

  • we can confirm your student finance before your course begins
  • you can budget for the year because you'll know exactly what you're getting and when
  • you can let us know if anything changes, and we can update your student finance accordingly
  • we have as much time as possible to get in touch with you before your course starts, if we need to

Applications always open with enough time for you to apply and have your funding in place for the start of your course. However, if you apply late, your student finance might not be paid on time.

You need to provide your National Insurance number

We will need your National Insurance number when you apply. You won’t get your first payment until this has been provided. You can apply for National Insurance number online if you don’t already have one.

You can apply using the details of your preferred course before you've been accepted

Tell us if anything changes and we'll update your application.

Application deadline

The final deadline for applying is 9 months after the first day of your academic year. You can still make changes to your loan request up to 1 month before the end of the academic year.

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