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Student loans company

The Student Loans Company is a non-profit making Government-owned organisation set up in 1989 to provide loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK.

Student Loans Company works with Local Authorities in Wales, the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, the Education and Library boards in Northern Ireland, Higher Education Institutions and HM Revenue & Customs, to provide student support in the UK.

It is the Student Loans Company's role to undertake the administration and processing involved in the payment of loans and grants to students, and the payment of tuition fees to higher and further education institutions.

Further and full information can be found at:

The following information is taken from the Government website, and further information can be found by following the link:

Students from England

Most full-time and part-time students can apply online to Student Finance England.

1. Set up a student finance online account.
2. Log in and complete the online application.
3. Include details of your household income and get your parents (or partner) to support your application, if needed.
4. Send in proof of identity, if needed.
5. Sign and return the loan declaration, which you should receive within 6 weeks.

If you can’t apply online, use the form finder to get the forms you need.

Continuing students

You’re a ‘continuing student’ if you got finance last year. Log in to your student finance account and apply online.

There’s a different process if you became a part-time student before 1 September 2012.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

There’s a different process for students from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

EU students

1. Download an application pack - use the form finder to get the forms you need.
2. Send in proof of identity, if needed.
3. You’ll get a letter confirming how much you’ll get, usually within 6 weeks.

If you’re a continuing student you’ll be sent the application forms.