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If your current academic year commenced between January and August 2020, you will be able to apply for the additional funding in your following year of study.

Example: Your course started in January 2020 - you will not be able to apply for the new LSF funding until you start your second year in January 2021.

You should still apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from the Student Loans Company if you wish to.

Students in their final year of study

If you finish your studies before September 2020, you will not be eligible to apply for the new funding, or have it backdated.

Final year of study commences Which LSF package?
Prior to September 2020

Current (2019/20) LSF arrangements (CDA/TDAE and ESF only)

On or after 1 September 2020

New 2020 LSF arrangements (Parental Support, Training Grant, TDAE and ESF)


If your original course completion date would have been before the start of the 2020/21 academic year, you will not be eligible for the new LSF allowances if you have to extend/repeat into 2020/21. You may continue on the current LSF package instead, depending on your circumstances.

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