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You can apply for the Tuition Fee Loan and basic rate 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.
However, if you want to get the full Maintenance Loan we will assess your household income and base the amount of your loan on that. If your course started before 1 August 2016, you could also get a Maintenance Grant or Special Support Grant.
Your household income is your parents' or partner's income, plus yours. Rates for final year students will be different.
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.
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.
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 2015-16 - ie the tax year which ran from 6 April 2015 to 5 April 2016.
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.
If your parents or partners still need to send in evidence for an application you made in academic year 2016/17, please use the form below
Re-using current year income financial information
If your parent(s) or partner recently confirmed their income for tax year 2016-17 for a Current Year Income Assessment, we can use this latest financial information to support your 2017/18 application.
If a Current Year Income Assessment was carried out using tax year 2015-16 income and your parent(s) or partner would like to reuse the same details for up to two subsequent years, they should complete the form below.
If your parent(s) or partner recently confirmed their income for tax year 2015-16 for a Current Year Income Assessment, we can use this latest financial information to support your 2016/17 application.
If a Current Year Income Assessment was carried out in the academic year 2014/15 and your parent(s) or partner would like to reuse the same details for up to two subsequent years, they should complete the form below.
Sign and date your forms, then send them to us
Please remember to include the correct postage.
Student Finance England
PO Box 210
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 years (2015-16 if you're applying to study in 2017/18).
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 support.
If you're an independent student your income and your partner's income is assessed.
You're classed as an independent student if:
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: