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Students living in England

Students living in England 

Students who have had residency in England for the 3 years prior to study should apply for funding via www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

When do I apply?

For new entrants as soon as you have a conditional offer to ensure that your application is processed by the start of session.  For returning students as soon as possible after the opening of application ie January/February. The closing date for applications in an academic year is 9 months after the start of your course.

Remember - you have to apply every year that you will be a student for your funding and it is your responsibility to do this.

When do I receive my money?

Payment of both the Maintenance Loan and the Grant are split into three instalments and you receive these at the beginning of Semester One, early January and early April.

New students

New students to Higher Education should be eligible for

  • Tuition fee loan, these funds are paid directly to the University. (Information on Tuition fees levels can be found on the Fees web page.) However, if you have to repeat any studies or have a previous higher education qualification then you may have to pay your own tuition fees for that period of time.  For more information consult Money Adviser, Student Services
    E: money.advice@st-andrews.ac.uk or T:01334 462720.
  • Student Loan (paid in 3 instalments) Assessed or non-assessed.
  • Maintenance grant (dependant on level of family income)(paid in 3 instalments).
  • Special Support Grant (Some students will be eligible for a special support grant instead of Maintenance grants check eligibility).
  • Childcare Grants help towards registered childcare costs.
  • Parents Learning Allowance - This is available to full-time students with dependent children to help with course-related costs.
  • Adult Dependants' Grant - If you have a spouse / partner (of either sex if you began your course in or after 2005) or another adult, usually a member of your family, who depends on you financially, you may be eligible.

How do I know what I will get?

Once you have applied to SFE you should receive an acknowledgement within 28 days. SFE have an online calculator which will give an approximation of funding available. Thereafter you will receive a awards notice detailing your funding.

When do I receive my money?

Payment of both the loan and the bursary are split into three instalments and you receive these at the beginning of Semester One, early January and early April.