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Get help from Arden with your Student Finance application

Making an application for student finance can be daunting, but there is a simple step-by-step guide to applying on the student finance section of the Government website – plus, don’t forget, your Arden Admissions Advisor is on hand to help, too.

  1. Register with Student Finance England on: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-register-login
  2. Set up your account by filling in your information and creating a password. Note: you will need your National Insurance number.
  3. Complete your registration, save your customer reference number and send this to your course advisor.
  4. Now it’s time to complete your application! Click on ‘Apply for Student Finance’. 
  5. Select ‘Higher Education’, the academic year in which you wish to start your studies and opt for full-time study.
  6. You will be provided with important information on your student loan, so you must read this carefully!
  7. Select ‘Continue to the course and fees page’
  8. Now you’ll be asked a few questions. Here’ are some pointers: 
    • Where do you plan to study? Arden University
    • What course will you study? Input course title with study centre name
    • Which year of your course is this application? Select the correct year of the course you are starting in. E.g. foundation year or first year
    • Answer questions on your home address and living arrangements honestly
    • Tuition fees you will be charged? The fee you will be charged is the total cost of your course – check your course fees at arden.ac.uk/fees if you’re unsure
  9. If you’re eligible for a maintenance loan, you can apply in the living costs section. You will be asked for your financial, dependant and housing information as this will determine how much maintenance support you’ll receive.
  10. You will need to enter your bank details. Please be aware that this is the account Student Finance England will pay your maintenance loan into.
  11. Check your application and submit, making sure you’ve read through the T&Cs!
  12. Once submitted, you may be asked to send in some evidence to support your application. Please ensure you check your account regularly and send any requested documentation to them as soon as possible, as it can take up to 6 weeks for your application to be approved.
  13. Double-check that you have given your customer reference number to your Arden Admissions Advisor, as this will ensure your place to study with us is reserved. 
  14. You will need to download the declaration form from your Student Finance England account (under the ‘View Correspondence’ tab). Sign this and post it to the address provided.
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