Can I apply for the loan online?
Yes, applying for the loan could not be any easier and you can apply with the click of button. Once you have received your Learning and Funding Information Letter, you will be able to apply online. Visit the Advanced Learning Loans page for more details.
What information must I provide when I apply?
When applying for our courses, you must provide the following information:
- The course you will be studying
- The loan amount you wish to take out
- The fee for your course
In the Learning and Funding Information Letter, there will be detailed information about the course and the course fees. You will be required to give information which will confirm your identity. UK Residents need not worry as providing their passport details will suffice.
For those who are not UK nationals, you will have to prove you are a resident of the UK and provide physical evidence to support your application. A National Insurance number will be required as the loan will be to the chosen college or organisation.
What if I don’t have a National Insurance number, can I still apply for an advance?
Before making an application, it is vital that you have a National Insurance number as this will allow the loan to be paid to the organisation/college. You can still apply for a loan if you don’t have a National Insurance number. Student Finance England will be in touch should you require one and you may have to arrange an appointment with the Job Centre to get a number.
How long does the application process take?
If your application does not require any further details and you have submitted your passport number online, you can expect your application to be processed within a two week period (though this may differ at busier times). The application process will take longer should there not be enough information.