Student Finance is a finance tool designed to help students afford university fees whilst they study. Student loans and grants are provided to students through the student loans company. The student loans company provides Student Finance England and is also involved in Student Finance Wales and Student Finance Northern Ireland. Most undergraduate university students are eligible for student loans. If you are applying for university, it is important that you apply for student finance as soon as possible as the wait can sometimes be long. The easiest way to apply for student finance is by calling their head office on 0843 557 3705.
Applying for student finance can sometimes be a little long-winded and so speaking to someone over the phone is often the preferred application option for most people. By calling 0843 557 3705, you can be transferred through to a professional who can ensure you are inputting the correct information. Simply tell the call handler your personal details, which course you are going to study at which university and for how long. Different circumstances entitle people to different amounts of financial help from Student Finance so how much you receive will depend on your financial situation – the call handler will be able to tell you how much you are entitled to. The call handler will also ask for your address so that application forms can be sent out to you. They will need to be signed, dated and then returned to the Student Finance head office – you can ask over the phone for address details.
The most common type of student finance applied for is the undergraduate loan, which students applying for university for the first time are entitled to. If you call the undergraduate loan contact number you can ask for details of the undergraduate loan in general or you can ask to be put through to the applications line. This number is perfect if you are simply looking for a little more information about the undergraduate loan. Information such as when you will receive it can be given out through this number. If you are experiencing late payments with your undergraduate loan then you can also discuss that here on this number – giving details of when you were supposed to receive your payment and the date that you actually received it/if you are still waiting to be paid. The call handler will chase up your payment and explain the steps that you should take in the meantime.
If you are going into post-graduate study (eg. a master’s degree) you are also entitled to help with your funding (depending on your financial situation) and you can call 0844 453 0222 to discuss this. Please note that funding for the Post-graduate loan will also differ depending on where you live eg. Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or the UK. Other than this, the post-graduate loan operates in the same way as the undergraduate loan and the interest gathered will also be at the same rate. You can discuss this with your call handler.
Student Finance Calculator
This is a handy tool if you want to figure out how much Student Finance you will be entitled to. If you are having trouble using it then call 0843 596 4138 (this number is only available to residents of the UK). When you call the number, you will be asked a series of questions such as when does your course start, whether you’re a fulltime UK or EU student or whether you are choosing to study part-time. The call handler will explain the maximum amount of tuition fees for full-time study (£9, 250) and the maximum available for part-time (£6, 935) and ask how much your tuition fees cost per year. This way they can give an accurate answer as to how much you are entitled to. Other questions you will be asked include where you will be living during your time studying (at home with parents or in rented accommodation).
Student Finance Forms
You can call 0843 596 4139 if you are having problems filling out your student finance form or if you are unsure where to send it to. By calling this number you will be able to speak quickly with an advisor.
You will be required to repay student loan when you are earning above a certain amount, which will probably be in years to come. Your student loan is deducted from your pay packet and you will receive a letter to warn you before this happens. If you have any questions about how much you are required to re-pay or the interest that your loan has acquired then call 0843 596 4140. This phone number will put you through to a call handler who can explain everything that there is to know about to loan repayment process.
Student Finance Contact Numbers