Finance Division

Student Finance

Please choose from the list of topics below

Do I qualify for funding?

UK/EU students (full or part-time) can apply for a tuition fee loan. The loan will be paid directly to your University and you will have to pay it back to Student Finance at a later date.

You may also wish to apply for a maintenance loan to help with your living expenses. If you are eligible, this will be paid directly into your bank account in instalments and will be dependent on your household income.

Please note that you will need to reapply on an annual basis if you wish to continue receiving either a tuition fee loan or maintenance from Student Finance in your continuing years of study.

Qualification for funding depends on a number of factors, including the University and course you wish to study, any previous study of a higher education course, your age, nationality and residency status. For more information on eligibility please see the link below:

 https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies

How do I apply?

Please see below for details on how to appy .

New Students

You will need to complete an online application at https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance

Once your loan has been approved you will be sent a loan declaration (within approximately 6 weeks), which you will need to sign and return to Student Finance.

Returning Students

You can apply online by logging into your Student Finance account at the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login

Students from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man

The application process is different if you are from Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man – for more information please see the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/overview

What do I do if / when my application is approved?

Please send a copy of your Student Finance award letter to Student Accounts so we can update your record to reflect your tuition fee loan. Our office is open to in person callers weekdays from 10am to 4pm, or your letter can be emailed to studentaccounts@sussex.ac.uk

Your letter should specify that you will be attending the University of Sussex, the year your tuition fee loan relates to (e.g. 2015/16), the amount of your loan and your student support number (SSN). Your SSN is 13 characters long, starting with 4 letters, 8 numbers and a letter at the end.

What do I do if I change my course or University?

If you change your course our Student Systems and Records Office will inform Student Finance of your course change, and your funding will be reassessed on your new course details. Please see the link below for further information:

 http://www.sussex.ac.uk/ssro/data/studentloan

If you change your University please contact the Student Systems and Records Office and contact Student Finance via your online account:

https://logon.slc.co.uk/cas/login

Maintenance loans and grants

If you are a full time student from the UK, and you are under 60 years of age, you can apply for a maintenance loan to help with your living expenses. This is based on your household income and will be paid in instalments, directly into your bank account at the start of each term. Any maintenance loan will need to be repaid to Student Finance.

If you are a full time UK student you may also be eligible for a maintenance grant, which will also be paid directly to you at the start of term. Maintenance grants do not need to be repaid, but they will reduce the amount of maintenance loan you can receive.

For further information on these and other support grants please see the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/loans-and-grants

Scholarships

The University of Sussex offers a number of scholarships for students whose household income is below £42,620. 

Further details can be found through the link below:

www.sussex.ac.uk/studentlifecentre/funding/bursaries/firstgenerationschol

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England and EU

Scotland

Wales

N.I

Jersey

Guernsey

Isle of Man