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When is the deadline to apply for loans?

When is the best time to apply for a student loan and a maintenance loan? Are there deadlines for these?
Answered by Alison Patterson
Hello Lisa,

SFE and the other UK student funding bodies (SAAS etc) are open now for 2016/17 funding applications.

For 2017/18, they will open in Spring. Generally, if you have applied for funding by May/June before starting university in the September, your funding will be guaranteed for the start of term, but you can apply as late as nine months after starting university.



So, the best time to apply is the winter before starting university (February). Check websites.

Good luck!


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