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Student finance forms and guides 2014/2015

Applications can be made online through Student Finance NI. Applications can also be downloaded and submitted , see Applying for support section.

Student loans: a guide to terms and conditions 2014/2015

If you need to take out government loans during the academic year 2014/2015 to support your study at higher-education institutions in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, you need to be aware of what you are committing yourself to when you take out a loan, and it is important that you carefully read and understand this information.

2014/2015 full-time Students

These guidebooks provide detailed information on all aspects of the financial support available during 2014/15:

Applying for support

If you wish to apply for support you should complete the appropriate forms.

New Students

If you are a new student applying for support in 2014/2015, you should submit your passport as proof of identity. If you are not a passport holder, submit your Birth or Adoption Certificate, but also complete and return the Birth/Adoption Certificate form.

The Birth/Adoption Certificate form contains two separate declarations. The Applicant's Declaration of Identity must be signed by you to confirm your identity. The Identity Confirmation Form is to verify your identity and must be completed by a person of good standing in the community who has known you for at least two years.

Continuing students

If you are continuing in your studies you should complete the relevant forms.

Amending the amount of loan requested

If you have already applied for support and now wish to amend either the amount of Maintenance Loan or Tuition Fee Loan you have requested:

Change of circumstances

If your circumstances have changed in the last year then you need to complete the following form. A change of circumstance could be a change of name, address, bank details or that you have left or changed your course.

Part-time students

Part-time students wishing to apply for support should download:

Confirmation of benefits form for part-time students

Confirmation of income form for part-time students

Change of circumstances form for part-time students

Parents and spouses of students

If you are supporting your child during their studies, you may require these forms:

These forms are for you to provide your financial information in support of your child's application (where it has not been provided on the main application form PN1):

Eligibility for financial help is assessed by your local authority on the basis of household income. You supply this information at the same time as your child makes their application.

Disabled Students' Allowances

If you have completed or are completing your Application for Student Finance and you also want to apply for Disabled Students' Allowances, you should complete the slimline version of the DSA1 form.

If you are applying for Disabled Students' Allowances only, or if you are a part-time student, a post graduate student or if you are studying your course by distance learning you must complete the full version of the DSA1 form.

Childcare Grant

Information on all aspects of financial support, including the Childcare Grant, for student parents:

Returning your completed forms

You should send your completed forms to your local Student Finance NI office.

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