You can apply for the Tuition Fee Loan and 65 per cent of the
Maintenance Loan without having your household income looked at.
This means you can apply without your parents or partner having to
send in any details of their income.
If you want to get the full Maintenance Loan as well as a
Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant, we will assess your
household income and base the amount of your loan on that.
Your household income is your parents' or partner's income, plus
yours. Rates for final year students will be different.
The easiest way to apply is online
Sending paper forms through the post takes longer than
completing an online application. We've offered these forms for
download if you've missed the chance to apply online.
Change your application using a paper form
You need to complete the following form to apply for finance
which includes your household income. You can't do this online.
Complete sections 1 and 2 to say if you will get any income
during this academic year.
If you want to apply for Child Care Grant, Parents' Learning
Allowance and / or Adult Dependants Grant, complete section 3.
Include household income for an application made in
Include household income for an application made in 2012/13
After you change your application - include your
parents or partner's income
Your parents or partner may need to send us details of their
income from the tax year 2011-12 - ie the tax year which ran from 6
April 2011 to 5 April 2012.
If you've changed your application to include household income
they may need to send us a completed PFF2 form.
You need to either apply online or send us a paper form
before you send us a PFF2 form - otherwise we won't be
able to process your application.
PFF2 form for
parents and partners of students applying in 2013/14
If your parents or partners still need to send in evidence for
an application you made in academic year 2012/13, please use the
PFF2 form for parents and partners of students applying
Sign and date your forms, then send them to us
Please remember to include the correct
- Student Finance England
- PO Box 210
- DL1 9HJ
More information about student Finance based on household
Your household income is the total amount your family earns each
year before tax and National Insurance. Household income is usually
based on earnings for the previous tax year (2010-11 if you're
applying to study in 2012/13).
Whose income is assessed depends on whether you are classified
as a dependent or independent student.
If you're a dependent student your income and your parents'
income is assessed. You're classed as a dependent student if
you're under 25 years old and depend on your parents' financial
If you're an independent student your income and your partner's
income is assessed.
You're classed as an independent student if:
- you're 25 or older
- you have a child
- you have no living parents
- you are or have been married or in a civil partnership
- you've supported yourself for three years
- you're estranged from your parents
How your household income is assessed
We look at the parents' or partner's income and their
circumstances, such as the number of dependents they have. Parents
or partners submit details of their income and circumstances,
including evidence, so we can work out:
- the level of student finance you can get
- the financial contribution parents or partners make towards