Reapplying for student finance
If you’re a first-year student, you might be wondering if you’ll be reapplying for student finance each year. Here, we take a look at everything surrounding reapplying for student finance and when you have to do it.
Do you have to reapply each year?
There has been a change to the Student Finance process for continuing students and you must now apply to receive it. In previous years you may have automatically received an offer of funding for the academic year ahead. However, as the paper declarations have been scrapped by SFE, you will need to submit an online application for your funding. What funding is available depends on the type of placement, how long it lasts and where it is.
How and when do I reapply?
It is the responsibility of each student for applying on time each academic year. Luckily, its quick and simple to reapply, and you can do this via your student finance portal online. Previously, students were issued an online declaration form to sign and return before payments can be scheduled but this is no longer needed. Instead, students have terms and conditions online and can enter a password to confirm they have been read. Then, once the application has been processed, they will send out your Student Finance Entitlement letter. If students applied for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) the previous year along with student finance, they won’t need to reapply every year. If you’re applying for DSAs for the first time, you will need to download the form.
Where can I go for help?
If you need any support reapplying for student finance, then visit the government website for more information. Here, you’ll find a detailed list of who to contact, and the relevant numbers and online forms. If you’re a student looking for accomodation then take a look at our current properties to rent.