Student Finance

Student finance step by step

Student finance step by step

Step 2

Find out the maximum tuition fee and maintenance loan you could get if you’re a:

How much maintenance loan you get depends on where you’ll study and your household income.

  1. Use the student finance calculator to estimate your maintenance loan 

You’ll have to pay back any loan you get.

  1. Find out how much you’ll repay 
  2. Find out when you’ll start repaying 

And Check if you can get extra help

You might be able to get extra money if you:

You might also be able to get other financial help, for example from your university or the government.

Find out about extra help.

Step 4

Apply online 

You’ll need to create a student finance account if you’re a new student or sign into an existing account if you’re a returning student.

It can take up to 6 weeks to process your application. You might have to provide extra evidence.

Step 5

You must update your application if your circumstances change. For example if you:

  • change your course through clearing
  • change where you’re going to live – for example with your parents instead of halls

Find out how to update your application 

Step 6

After you register at your university or college you’ll usually get your maintenance loan paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term.

Use your student finance account to:

  • update your bank details – for example if you open a student account
  • check how much you’ll be paid
  • check when you’ll be paid

You are currently viewing: Sign in to your student finance account

Step 7

You’ll need to reapply for student finance for each year of your course.

You must keep your details up to date throughout your course because some changes can affect your loan payments, for example if your household income or bank details change.

  1. Check how to update your details 
  2. Find out what to do if you suspend or leave your course 

Step 8

When you stop studying the Student Loans Company (SLC) will create a student loans repayment account for you.

Make sure your contact details are up to date in your repayment account. The log in details will be the same as for your student finance account.

Sign in to your student loan repayment account
Update your employment details