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Getting your Student Finance on time

Here are some tips for making sure you get your Student Finance as quickly as possible. Remember that if you are an undergraduate your tuition fee loan will be paid directly to the University and your Maintenance loan will be paid into your nominated bank account.


  • If you are going to attend Northumbria but we were not your first choice university, you must update Student Finance or this will delay your loan.
  • Northumbria University confirm your registration when Student Finance advise us that your application has been successful. If there is any aspect of your Student Finance application that is incorrect or incomplete, registration confirmation and consequently your loan payment, will be delayed. So make sure you have dotted all the ‘i’s’ and crossed all the ‘t’s’ on your Student Finance application.
  • Your loan won’t be released until Northumbria University confirm your attendance. Make sure you have fully enrolled by the official start date of your course so that we confirm your attendance to Student Finance at the earliest possible moment.  Once we have sent confirmation it can take three working days for your money to reach your bank account.
  • If you open a new student bank account don’t forget to update your bank details on your Student Finance account.
  • The Getting Paid playlist explains what steps you need to take to get your money in time for the start of your course.  Please click here for details.
  • The student finance zone also has some tips on how you can make sure you get your money in time for the start of your course.  Please click here for details.
  • Beware of phishing scams. Fraudsters often target students around payment dates at the start of term. Make sure that any e-mails claiming to be from Student Finance England asking you to confirm you bank details are deleted and not replied to - they would never ask you to confirm your bank details or log-in information by email.
  • If you have any questions about student finance or are experiencing any financial difficulties, our Welfare, Immigration and Funding Advisers are here to help.  Ask4Help can organise this for you

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