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Student Finance - Information for First Year Higher Education Students

Gerard Elder
Student Finance - Information for First Year Higher Education Students
by Gerard Elder - Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 2:37 PM

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It is time for continuing students to re-apply for their student finance. Student Finance England encourages you to apply now to make sure your money is ready at the start of your course.

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online at

Re-applying for student finance is easy:

1. You can re-apply for student finance at You need to print out the declaration form, sign it and return it to us. Once we’ve processed the application we’ll send you a Student Finance Entitlement letter.
3. If you applied for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) last year along with student finance, you won’t need to re-apply for DSAs every year. If you only applied for DSAs last year we’ll send you the form to re-apply. If you're applying for DSAs for the first time, you will need to download the form from or let us know and we’ll send you a copy.
5. You will need to register at university or college. We can’t pay until they do!
7. Applications for student finance need to be made by 23 June 2017. Applications made after this date might result in you not receiving all your money in time for the start of the course, but we’ll try to make an initial assessment so you’ll have some money as close to the start of your course as possible.

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