The Company received over 1.24 million full-time applications last year of which 97% were submitted through students’ online accounts; almost a third of applicants completed and submitted their applications within the first two months of them being available.
Students from England can apply for repayable loans to cover their tuition fees and living costs. They may also be entitled to receive non-repayable supplementary grants if they have child or adult dependants or if they have a disability, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.
Mark Cassidy, Director of Operations at Student Finance England, said:
“We have been listening to our customers and using their feedback to make ongoing improvements, year on year, to our online application. We are delighted that so many students, their parents and their partners are using their online accounts to get their student finance sorted early.”
To get started, prospective students will need to have some of their personal information to hand:
– Identity Evidence, that’s your UK Passport details or your UK Birth or Adoption Certificate
– University/college code and course code details
– UK bank details (Sort Code & Account Number)
– National Insurance Number
SFE has a range of useful guick-guides for students and their parents or partners (sponsors), who are applying for student finance for the 2016/17 year, at the Student Finance Zone on The Student Room.