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Student Loans & Grants

Applying for Support

There are different arrangements in place for applying for support, depending on where you normally live.


Application deadlines

New students starting in 2012 are expected to be able to apply from January 2012, with a deadline of 31 May 2012.

Continuing students (who started in 2011 or earlier) are also eligible to apply from January 2012, with a deadline of 30 June 2012.

You can still apply after this date, but your funding assessment may not be ready in time for the start of term in September.


If you normally live in England

All students should apply online through Student Finance England. Applications are expected to be accepted from January 2012 onwards.


If you normally live in Wales

New and continuing students can apply online at the Student Finance Wales website. 

Alternatively you can call the Student Finance Wales Contact Centre on 0845 602 8845 to request an application form.


If you normally live in Scotland

The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) will be accepting online applications for student support from around April 2012. You should contact SAAS for information about arrangements in Scotland.

SAAS can be contacted by email or on 0845 1111711, or you can visit them online. or on 0845 1111711, or you can visit them .


If you normally live in Northern Ireland

You can apply for student support online via Student Finance Northern Ireland


Other EU nationals

If you are an EU national or the family member of an EU national, you can get information about the financial support arrangements while you are studying at college in England from the Student Finance Services European Team. The Student Finance Services European Team can be contacted by email or at (+44) (0) 141 243 3570. 


Where can I get more information?

Further information, including a wide range of forms and guides, is available at Directgov.



The College has tried to give students an early opportunity to begin their research of student funding. Although every effort has been made to ensure that information provided is both helpful to prospective candidates and accurate at the time of its publication, it is possible that some information may be outdated or superseded before the start of the 2012-13 academic year.

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