September may feel like a long way away right now, but you need to apply before the 21st June deadline to guarantee your assessment will be completed in time for the start of the new academic year.
You need to apply for your funding each year, whether you are progressing or having to repeat. You also need to make sure Student Finance understand which academic year you are going into as there can be confusion if you had initially thought you would do a sandwich year and now you have changed your mind. It is simple enough to make such changes to your student account, but don’t wait until the last minute as this can cause unnecessary delays nearer the start of term.
You may have to give details of your household income but this is not always the case, so read the instructions in your online account closely. The same applies to anyone supporting your application, ie a parent or partner. SFE don’t automatically require full details and evidence every year.
Here are the non final year rates for Maintenance Loan for the 2019/20 academic year. If you are in receipt of DWP Benefits, you will receive more.
|Full-time student||2018 to 2019 academic year||2019 to 2020 academic year|
|Living at home||Up to £7,324||Up to £7,529|
|Living away from home, outside London||Up to £8,700||Up to £8,944|
|Living away from home, in London||Up to £11,354||Up to £11,672|
|You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad||Up to £9,963||Up to £10,242|
Prefer to complete a paper form? No problem. Just contact SFE on 0300 100 0607 and they can send you a form or you can print one yourself form the Student Finance website by following the questions about your academic year and mode of study.
If you have got any questions about your funding, budgeting or general money related things, just contact us in Student Advice
Student Advice Service