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Funding for Clearing students

Take control of your finances and get your funding sorted for September.

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Now you have secured your place through Clearing, you can make sure your finances are sorted too. With September just a few weeks away, it's important to get your funding organised as soon as you can.

If you have already applied for student finance

If you have already applied you need to update your student finance account with your new course or university.

If you applied through Student Finance England you can update your details by logging into your online account. Their Updating your student finance application video gives a step by step guide to changing your details. If you applied for student finance in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, you need to call your provider to update your details.

It is best to update your account as soon as possible. Your payments will not start until your account is up to date. This is because we need to confirm your registration with your funding provider.

If you have not applied for student finance before

If you have not already applied you need to apply as soon as possible to your student finance provider. It can take between 6 and 8 weeks to assess your application.

You will need to create an account and complete your application online. You can get extra money if you have a disability or a child or adult who is dependent on you. Check what additional support is available on the extra help page.  

Although the university and your funding provider will process your application as fast as possible, it is likely you will not have your funding in time for the start of your course. You need to make sure you have money available for your living costs until you have received your funding. You could do this by opening a student bank account with an interest free overdraft or asking for support from home.

We are here to help

Our Funding Advice team are on hand to help you.

They can provide extra information, advice or guidance on your funding options. You can contact them by emailing

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