Student Finance Deadline 2018: Student Finance dates and deadlines for 2018/2019

Student Finance Dates 2018: All the deadlines you need to know

student finance 2018 deadline dates

It's time to fill in those Student Finance 2018 and here's those all important deadlines and dates you need to know about.

The applications for Student Finance for 2018 opened in February with deadlines in May and June. Do it early and save the stress!

You don't need to know which University you're going to go but you'll probably need some weeks to dig out all the documents needed to apply anyway.

What is the Student Finance deadline and dates for 2018?

The 2018 Student Finance deadline dates will depend on whether you're beginning a new course or continuing a course.

For new students in 2018...

New students must get their applications completed by the Student Finance deadline which for 2018 is 25 May. Note that this is the deadline for you to file your application online, not for you to have your application assessed.

For returning students in 2018...

Returning students tend to have just under a month longer with the deadline for 2018 on 22 June.

Remember that applying for Student Finance, especially as a new student, sometimes isn't a quick process so don't leave it to the last minute.

Start as early as practical to save yourself stress later in the year.

Do it all online

New or continuing student, you can apply and re-apply for Student Finance 2018 via the Student Finance England website available from gov.uk.

You'll be able to apply for both Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans.

In addition, returning students who started their course before 1 August 2016 can continue to apply for Maintenance Grants. These are not available for those who start after September 2016.

Missed the deadline?

If you've missed either the above deadlines don't worry just yet. Those deadlines are only the dates for guaranteeing that you'll get your application sorted in time for the start of your studies.

The ultimate deadline for applying is 9 months AFTER the start of the academic year, although of course you'll have to pay your own way until you application is assessed and sorted.