Student Finance

Student Finance refers to the funding available to students to help pay for university tuition fees and the costs associated. 
In the UK the maximum tuition fees that universities can charge to English students is £9,250 per year.

Students need to apply for Student Finance in the March before they start university. Unlike the UCAS application, this is not coordinated through school and students will need to do this independently. 

The Student Finance application is done online on the government website here:


The below videos have give an overview of the Student Finance process, and how to support your child's application.

What finance is available?


Supporting a student's application


Click here to view a 'A complete guide to the cost of university for the parents' from The Scholarship Hub

This article has great information about the costs you can expect that are associated with university, funding available and student budgets.



Disabled Students Allowance

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) is support to cover the study-related costs because of a mental health problem, long term illness or any other disability. DSA is applied for in addition to Student Finance and does not need to be paid back.

You may be eligible for DSA if you have a disability that affects your ability to study, such as a:

  • specific learning difficulty, for example dyslexia or ADHD
  • mental health condition, for example anxiety or depression
  • physical disability, for example if you have to use crutches, a wheelchair or a special keyboard
  • sensory disability, for example if you’re visually impaired, deaf or have a hearing impairment
  • long-term health condition, for example cancer, chronic heart disease or HIV



For more information on Student Finance and for help applying, email Mrs Colgan on