Summer Loans:

If you do not have your 2019/20 Entitlement letter yet but you are going back to University in September, you can still apply for a loan over the summer period.

We will need to see the homepage of your Student Finance account showing that you have applied for 2019/20 Student Finance. Please ensure the image includes account NAME, student reference number and status of the application. Please see example below.

During the application process please set the date of your next student loan as the first day of next term at your university.



Option 1: Speedy Application (if available)

Choose Speedy Application at the beginning of your Smart-Pig student loan online application.
Enter your login details to Student Finance Direct to automatically populate your Smart-Pig student loan online application. Please note, we do not save your password or secret answer.

Option 2: Manual Application

On the home page of your login screen, click "Letters and emails" at the top right.
Click on the most recent "Notification of Entitlement" letter.
Click on the PDF and save it to your phone or computer.
When completing your Smart-Pig application, upload your PDF when prompted and make sure your next student finance date is the first day of your next term.



SFL

Short Term Loans for Students with SAAS Loans

Choose Manual Application at the beginning of your Smart-Pig student loan online application.
Scottish Students with a loan through SAAS must photograph or scan the first page of their awards letter to upload during the application.

Short Term Loans for Students with NHS Bursaries

Choose Manual Application at the beginning of your Smart-Pig student loan online application.
You should have received a letter saying how much you are due to receive on which days. This letter can be obtained online using the Bursary Online Support System (BOSS) Under "Documents" on the BOSS Home page, you can download a .pdf of the letter. Save this to your computer to upload during your Smart-Pig Application.