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Full time undergraduate students

As a full-time student living in England your funding package will be delivered through Student Finance England. 

The following information gives details on funding available for 2021/22 academic year.

Make an online application to Student Finance England.

Student Finance England telephone number: +44 (0)300 100 0607.

The gov.uk website has a Student Finance calculator, which can give you an estimate on how much funding you may be entitled to.

Going on placement?

For students who are undertaking a paid sandwich placement, the maximum amount of funding that you will be eligible for from Student Finance England will consist of a reduced rate Maintenance Loan.

If you live away from your parental home whilst on sandwich placement, then the maximum Maintenance Loan available is £2,874.
If you are living at your parental home whilst on sandwich placement, then the maximum Maintenance Loan available is £2,155.
You will still be able to apply for the Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England. This will cover the placement tuition fees which will be £650 in 2021/22.

If your sandwich placement is unpaid and is within the NHS / local government / national government then you may be eligible for additional funding from Student Finance England. 

To find out if you do qualify for additional funding, contact Student Finance England.

  1. How your student loan will be paid

    Before any payments are made to you by the Student Loans Company (SLC), your registration on the programme must be confirmed. If the University or College Payment Advice page of your entitlement letter (sent by SLC - this is located in the 'letters and emails' section of your Student Finance online account) states that you are studying at a different institution (not DMU), the information will need to be updated so that the Student Loans Company is aware that you are registered at DMU.

    After 1st September 2021: If you are a home student, DMU will notify the SLC of any changes to your university details on your behalf.

    If you have a funding entitlement letter which is linked to another university, take the following action:

    • Email the University or College Payment Advice page of the entitlement letter to studentfunding@dmu.ac.uk. Please include your full name and date of birth and briefly explain your situation.

    If you have a funding entitlement letter which is linked to another university, take the following action:

    • Email the University or College Payment Advice page of the entitlement letter to studentfunding@dmu.ac.uk, include your full name and date of birth and briefly explain your situation.

    Prior to 1st September 2021, you can make any changes to your Student Finance application (including your university or course details) via your Student Finance online account.

    The earliest payment date for the 2021/22 academic year is 04 October 2021. If your application for funding is approved and finalised late, then any payments are usually received in your nominated bank account 3-5 working days after your registration is confirmed.

    Student Finance England have produced the video below which explains the payment process.

    First year students should note; student funding will not be paid to you on your first day at university. Therefore, you should ensure that you have funds available to you until this payment is made.

  2. Information for returning students

    All students are reminded that they must have an approved student finance application before any funding will be released.

    All students must also have completed DMU's online re-registration process in order to trigger their payments from the SLC. Following the confirmation of your registration to SLC, if you do not receive your payments, please email studentfunding@dmu.ac.uk or call the Student Finance team on 0116 257 7595 (option 3).

    All students must also have completed DMU's online re-registration process in order to trigger their payments from the SLC. Following the confirmation of your registration to SLC, if you do not receive your payments, please email studentfunding@dmu.ac.uk or call the Student Finance team on 0116 257 7595 (option 3).

    Please note: The NHS Learning Support Fund (LSF) is applied for via the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), not the Student Loans Company. Confirmation of registration to release the payments from the NHS LSF is done by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

    Useful links:

  3. Additional support

    DMU Support Fund

    The DMU Support Fund is aimed at home students who have taken out all funding and benefits that they are entitled to, but may require extra financial support.

    Disabled Students' Allowance

    More information about DSA

    For more information about the support available, please contact the Disability Advice and Support Team.


    

 

Repaying your loan

 

 

Funding under Sharia Law

The Sharia Law webpage has further information about funding under Sharia Law.

Financial benefits

You will need to be re-assessed for the following: