The Student Loans Company is urging full-time, undergraduate students in England to get ready to apply for student finance ahead of the application service launching in early March.

So far this year, Student Loans Company has funded over 1 million students and anticipates an increase in applications for academic year 21/22.

Student Loans Company will also host its annual Student Money Week event from 1-5 March 2021, to support students with their applications. Throughout the week, students and their parents and partners will be able to take part in a series of online Q&A sessions and Facebook events. These will be hosted by SLC’s team of expert customer advisors and will cover topics such as eligibility, how to provide supporting evidence for your application, and extra support available for disabled students and students who have an adult or child dependant.

In the run up to Student Money Week new and continuing students can access SLC’s dedicated Funding Your Future web page which provides tips to help with the application process and all the latest student finance information, including a short film at

Student Loans Company Director of Operations, Derek Ross said:

“We are anticipating a rise in application numbers this year, that’s why we are encouraging new and returning students to get their applications for finance in as early as possible. This is the case even if they are not sure what course they will study or even which college or university they will attend.  We hope students get ready to apply by signing up to our Apply Now mailing list and making a date with Student Money Week. By doing so, they can get on with planning for their future knowing that their student finance is taken care of.”

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