01 October 2017.
It might feel like sorting your Student Allowance or Student Loan for 2018 is a big job, but it doesn’t have to be. For now, you just need to get started and we’ll guide you through the rest.
Changes to loans and allowances from 2018
Agencies are working with the new government on these changes.
For now, students are advised to continue with their applications for student loans and allowances and we’ll update you as soon as the details are confirmed.
Don’t worry if you're not sure where or what you’ll be studying – you can apply now and change those details later.
Before you apply, you should set up a RealMe verified identify. It’ll mean you won't need to send us separate evidence of your identity to support your application.
If you’ve had an application in the last 12 months you can log in to MyStudyLink and use the quick and easy Returning Application.
Your application will be pre-filled from last time. All you need to do is check and update your information – it’ll take less than five minutes.
After you apply
We’ll write to you and let you know what’s next. That might include sending us supporting documents and evidence – which you can send us online using Connect.
It’s important to get everything to us straight away so we can carry on processing your application.