Once you have determined that you and your course are eligible for student finance you need to know which body you should apply to. UK/Home students apply and are assessed by the funding authority for the area of the UK in which they usually live:
Scotland – Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS)
Northern Ireland – Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI)
Wales – Student Finance Wales (SFW)
The following Cross Nation table prepared by NASMA (National Association of Student Money Advisers) demonstrates funding availability compared with country of residence.
If you have any queries relating to your funding application, you should contact your funding authority in the first instance. Their contact details will be available on their web-pages. Student Finance England has paper forms and guidance notes available for download on their website: www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms. The Student Room website (www.thestudentroom.co.uk) is particularly helpful and has a lot of information which may answer your student financial questions.
Student Finance England Application – For more information on how and when to apply for your finance through SFE and the evidence you will need to provide, please see the fact sheets and videos below:
Student Finance England video – “How to apply for Student Finance 2017/18”