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You can find lots more information about Clearing on our website or student finance's dedicated clearing page. Student finance will also be hosting a live Facebook Q&A on Tuesday 20th August to answer all your questions about Clearing.

If you haven’t applied for student finance yet.

It's best to try and apply as soon as possible to make sure your money is in place for when you get to university. It can take up to 6 weeks to approve any new applications, so the sooner you can apply to get a Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan, the better. 

If you decide to change your university or course.

If you go through Clearing and accept a place at a university, your next step should be to log in to your student finance account and update your application as soon as possible. 

Be sure to change the university as well as the course on your application. Also, remember that you will also need to enter the tuition fee being charged by the university.

The video below provides you with a step-by-step guide on how to update your application:

What to do if your living situation changes.

It's also important to remember to update student finance on where you’ll be living on your application if your circumstances change. Do this at the same time you update your university and course.

For example, if you’re living away from home, let student finance know so you receive the correct Maintenance Loan.

The student finance website has a calculator you can use to see what effect this could have on your Maintenance Loan.

What happens once you’ve updated your application?

Student finance will review your application and be in touch to let you know if there’s any change to the amount you will be paid.

If your application is based on your household income, make sure student finance receive your parent(s) or partners income details as soon as possible.

Want to check the progress of your application?

Simply sign in to your online account.

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