Student Finance

SLC loans and grants are paid directly to your nominated account and if you have any queries regarding this please contact them by phone 0300 100 0607. You can also follow them on Twitter - @SF_England.

Student Finance England have a YouTube channel which you may find helpful.

All information regarding eligibility, loans and grants is available at You can also visit to estimate how much financial support you may be entitled to.

I have my funding notification, what happens next?
Make sure you have returned your signed declaration to Student Finance.
You will need to attend an enrolment session, remember to bring your payment schedule with you, in case of any queries.

Students receive their maintenance money in three instalments each year, roughly at the beginning of each term and normally within 3-5 working days after enrolment.
Subsequent loan payments will be released as per the payment dates detailed in your payment schedule letter. The tuition loan is paid straight to the university

I have changed my mode of study, what should I do?
If your circumstances change whilst you are studying on your course, you must inform Student Finance. You must also ensure that you notify your faculty of any change in your circumstance. E.g. if you change your mode of attendance from full-time to part-time, there are funding implications, and we want to ensure that the accuracy of your student record and funding eligibility are maintained.

If you are from outside mainland UK and receive a grant cheque, you can collect this from the Student Centre.

If you have any other questions, please contact us.

For help with budgeting on a student’s income and other day to day matters, you may like to visit