Student Finance England - Advice for Students Applying Through Clearing

Posted: 15-08-2014

With the UCAS Clearing process opening yesterday, SLC is supporting its stakeholders and students during this busy time of year and have created specific advice and resources on the Clearing process.

For those applying through Clearing, customer messages are:

  • If you get a place at university or college through the Clearing process and you haven’t applied for student finance you need to apply now. It takes at least six weeks to process your application
  • If you’ve already applied for student finance but your course, university, college or tuition fee loan amount have changed due to the Clearing process, you’ll need to tell us of the changes. Login to your online student finance account to change your student finance application at

Support for practitioners:

We have created a new leaflet on Clearing that can be viewed and downloaded here . It can be printed and included in information packs or offer letters.

We also have a new film about Student Finance and Clearing that you can view here . Please share it through your various communication channels.

To support practitioners, Student Finance England has a number of resources to help you advise students what finance is available and how to apply. You can access a range of handy guides, factsheets, presentations and films at which are regularly updated and are free to download