Student Finance England and Wales Postgraduate Loans

Students studying a postgraduate course will be able to apply for postgraduate finance under Student Finance England (SFE) or Student Finance Wales (SFW). The loans will be:

  • a contribution towards the costs of study, i.e. it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs;
  • non-means tested; and
  • paid directly to the student.

A policy summary document, outlining the key features of postgraduate loans, is available on the policy pages of our SFW and SFE Practitioner websites. 

Student Information Service - Quick Guide Release

In line with the Postgraduate Loans implementation plan the guidance below relates to:

  • View Student Information including export
  • Registration - including worklist changes, results and registration worklist export/import.

User Access

Accessing the Gateway Updated 6 July 2018

Creating a New User Updated 6 July 2018

Administering Existing Users Updated 6 July 2018

Resetting a User's Password Updated 6 July 2018

Removing User Access Updated 6 July 2018

Student Information

Searching and Viewing Student Information updated 21 June 2018

Exporting Student Information updated 8 June 2018


Registration and When to Confirm updated 29 June 2018

Registration Worklist updated 8 June 2018

Importing and Exporting Registration Confirmations updated 8 June 2018

Submitting Registration manually through Student Screens updated 8 June 2018

Should you require the technical specification for file import/export please email your request to HEP Services.

Change of Circumstance (CoC) notifications

Course Transfer updated 8 June 2018

Provider Transfer updated 8 June 2018

Withdrawal updated 8 June 2018

Suspension updated 8 June 2018

Resumption updated 8 June 2018

Cross Year CoC Quick Guide updated 8 June 2018

Apply Once Quick Guide updated 8 June 2018

Queries relating to postgraduate loans should be directed to HEP Services.