The short answer is YES, but your national Student Finance provider (Student Finance England, SAAS, Student Finance Wales or Student Finance NI) may take a little longer to process your application. We would therefore advise that you apply for your 2020/21 student finance as soon as possible.
Student Finance England, for example, have encouraged students to try and apply by certain deadlines in order to be guaranteed to receive your Maintenance Loan on time in September:
- New students should try to apply before 22nd May 2020
- Continuing students should try to apply before 19th June 2020
If you apply after those deadlines, your application will still be processed of course, but SFE would not be able to give you that guarantee that your funding will be on time at the start of the new academic year.
UK students can apply online. If you cannot apply online - for example if you are an EU student - you can download an application form here to print off and post. Alternatively, you can call Student Finance and request that they post you the relevant form for your circumstances.