Application for Student Finance
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You can apply for the following student finance by completing this form: • Maintenance Grant • Adult Dependants’ Grant • Disabled Students’ Allowances • Special Support Grant • Childcare Grant • Bursaries and Scholarships • Maintenance Loan • Parents’ Learning Allowance • Travel Grant • Tuition Fee Loan You can find more detailed information on what is available and what you might be entitled to in 'A guide to financial support for higher education students 2012/13' or by visiting our website www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance
You can apply in 5 easy steps
Depending on your circumstances you may not need to complete all of the steps. We have provided guidance notes to help with any difficult questions so please refer to these each time you see this icon. n
You will have to send evidence with your application whenever you see this icon. e Details about the evidence you need to send can be found in the guidance notes. If you don’t send all the evidence we need with this form, your application may be delayed and you may end up getting less student finance than you are entitled to.
For all students • Complete sections 2-6. • You do not need to complete section 6 if you are only applying for a Tuition Fee Loan. • If you are applying for a loan you need to tell us how much you want by completing the loan request section on page 14.
If you only want to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan or a reduced rate of Maintenance Loan you can go directly to Step 5. If you are starting a full-time distance learning course on or after 1 September 2012 (for reasons not relating to disability) you can only apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. For students who want student finance based on household income • Complete sections 7 and 8. Tick • If you think you qualify for the Special Support Grant, please tick this box. Detailed information about who can qualify for the Special Support Grant and what evidence needs to be provided can be found in the notes. n e For students who have dependants • Complete section 9. • You should complete this section if you have any children or adult dependants and want to apply for financial help in relation to them.
If you are a single, independent student go directly to Step 5. For students who want student finance based on household income • Complete section 10. • Depending on your answers in section 10 you may need to ask your parent(s) or partner to provide details about their income in section 11 so we can work out what your full entitlement to student finance will be.
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For all students • Make sure that you read and sign the Student Declaration on pages 21 and 22. If you asked someone to complete section 11, make sure that they have signed their declaration on page 31.
Other student finance available
Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs)
If you want to apply for the Childcare Grant you need to complete this form first, then complete a Childcare Grant (CCG1) application form. Please send me a CCG1 application form: Tick
If you want to apply for DSAs you need to complete this form first, then complete a Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA1) application form. Please send me a DSA1 application form: Tick
Childcare Grant and DSA application forms can also be downloaded from www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance or requested by calling us on 0845 300 5090. What if I have further questions? If you have further questions you can: • visit www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance • refer to 'A guide to financial support for higher education students 2012/13' • call us on 0845 300 5090 or by textphone on 0845 604 4434 When do I need to send you my form? It is very important we...