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Funding for Clearing students

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

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Once you have secured your place through Clearing, you can make sure your finances are sorted too. With the start of term 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.

You can update your details by logging into your online account with your student finance provider. Use the links below to find more information on how to make changes through your online account:

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 and this will trigger your funding payments.

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 up to 6 weeks to assess an application so apply as soon as you can.

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

To help you with this, we have an online money tool called Blackbullion. It is a learning platform that helps you develop financial confidence. It can help you navigate student finance, learn budgeting skills, plan pensions and learn about investing. It includes online videos and quizzes as well as an online budget calculator. You can register for free on

You can open a student bank account with an interest free overdraft which can help you with your living costs until your first loan instalment is paid. We would advise that you shop around because banks will offer an incentive to open an account with them. A good website to use to compare bank accounts is the Money Saving Expert website because they have dedicated information for students.

Now is also a good time to start looking for part time employment either at York St John or within York. You can register on the York St John University Jobs and Opportunities Portal to see job vacancies and internships.

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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