Stand Alone provide information
and support to help you apply to university.
Applying for student finance
Stand Alone and the
Student Loans Company offer guidance on applying for funding before you
start your course. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure your funding is approved for the
start of your course. You can apply for your first choice of course and University, and update
your funding application at a later date if you need to.
Applying for student finance through the Student Loans Company (SLC)
Your application should be based solely on your income as you're classed
as an independent student. The Student Loans Company have a specialist team to help you
apply for your student loan. Email them: email@example.com.
You'll need to provide one of the following:
- evidence from an independent trusted person, e.g. teacher or social workers, that you have had
no written or verbal contact with your parents for 12 months before the start of your course (exceptions
can be made in extreme circumstances)
- documentation to show that you have supported yourself financially for 36 months (this doesn't
have to be consecutively) prior to the start of your course
- statement from an independent trusted person (see above) that the relationship is irreconcilable
and/or it's dangerous for you to contact your parents
If Student Finance England are your funding body
You can fill in their confirmation of estrangement form
and submit it with your application for student finance. You can ask your independent trusted person to
complete part of the form for you.
There is also a bursary available if you have experienced care or estrangement.