Understanding student funding, making applications, receiving funding and avoiding delays.
Available funding and how to apply
In order to get funding as a Home or EU undergraduate student you need to apply to your relevant student finance body before you start your course. Your funding body is determined by where you normally live before you start your course.
You can find out more about the funding available to you and how to apply for it by visiting your student funding body's website:
- Student Finance Wales - for students whose home is in Wales, or students from the EU (non-UK)
- Student Finance England - for students whose home is in England
- Student Awards Agency Scotland - for students whose home is in Scotland
- Student Finance Northern Ireland - for students whose home is in Northern Ireland.
Once you have applied
Your letter of entitlement
Once you have applied, provided any required evidence and your funding body has completed an assessment, you will receive a letter of entitlement in the post. You can also find a copy in the 'letters and emails' section of your online student finance account.
The entitlement letter details the tuition fee funding and maintenance funding available to you. Please check that the university, course and year of study are correct on the letter. If any of this information is not correct then please amend your application before 1 September.
Amending your Student Finance application
The quick and easy way to update your details is by logging into your online account before 1 September and choosing ‘Change your application’. This should then take Student Finance up to around 20 working days to process the change.
After 1 September, you won’t be able to change the details yourself. Instead, please contact the Advice and Money Team for help with this.
If you are coming to Cardiff University through Clearing, funding for clearing students provides more information about this process and how to manage possible delays in funding.
If you have not received your letter of entitlement
If you have submitted an application for funding but have not received your letter of entitlement then please check your application with your funding body. If you applied online, you can check your online account for any tasks that need completing.
It may be that there is evidence that your funding body is still waiting for. If other people are involved with your application, for example your parents, then please check they have provided the information required of them. If you’re not sure what is missing please contact your funding body for advice.
If you have any difficulties with your student funding application, the Advice and Money Team will be able to help.
Receiving your funding
Find out more about how you will receive your funding once you have arrived.
If you have any questions about student finance or funding please contact: