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Where you live in the UK and where you intend to study will determine where you apply to for government funding and how much you will receive.

What Funding is available?

There are two main parts to student loans:

1. A non-means tested tuition fee loan. (This is paid directly to your university)

2. A means tested maintenance loan.

Some authorities also offer means-tested grants (Wales and Scotland)

You can get an estimate of Student Finance Entitlement from the Student Finance Calculator Online. Please note this does not reflect exactly what you should expect upon final assessment of your application.

There are also additional grants available to student parents or carers and those whose have disabilities. Click here for more information on these forms of funding.

Who do I apply to for Funding?

The authority you apply to will be determined by where your main residence in the UK has been for last three years. Initial applications can be made online to your relevant authority.The funding available to you will differ depending on your relevant authority and entitlement can also be affected by a number of factors, including whether or not your application is means-tested, what year you are in and whether your course includes any placement or year abroad, among other things