Funding your studies

We have applied for the designation from the Department for Education and are awaiting a decision for the academic year 2018/19. Until the decision is received we are unable to confirm the availability of student support for new students. New City College students and current students will continue to receive student support as usual.

If you’re going into higher education, it’s very important to apply for student finance well before your course begins; it can take up to six weeks to process your application. We advise students to apply as soon as the application service opens.

The easiest way to apply for student finance is online. You do not need to have your place confirmed on a course to apply. Simply apply using your preferred course, and you can change the details online later if needed.

Previous study and funding

If you have previously studied at a college or university and have received two years of funding from the Student Loans Company, but did not complete their course, please speak with a UKCBC course advisor to check eligibility.

Follow these easy steps to apply for student finance:

1. Have a look at the Student Finance Zone to find out what you are entitled to and how to apply

2. Register online at www.gov.uk/student-finance 

3. Fill in the application form – please note – you will need your passport, National Insurance number and bank account details in order to complete your application. Once you have signed the form and sent it back to Student Finance England, they will send you a letter confirming how much you are entitled to. You will receive your first payment once UKCBC confirms your attendance on your registered programme.

To find out more about how we can help work with you to secure your student finance, contact UKCBC today.

Please see the video below on how to apply for student finance from Student Finance England: