Published: 28/06/2021 · Last Updated: 28/06/2021

The Advanced Learner Loan 2021/22 online application service is open

The Advanced Learner Loan 2021/22 online application service, for courses starting from 1 August 2021, is available to learners from 28 June.

Eligible learners can apply online on GOV.UK. They will need their Learning and Funding Information Letter (LAFIL) to make an application. Paper applications for AY 2021/22 will be available to download and print from GOV.UK in the next few days.

When you issue Learning and Funding Information Letters (LAFILs) to learners, please check that the learning aim is approved for funding in AY 2021/22.

ESFA has updated the suggested LAFIL template for this year. You can view and download the template from GOV.UK.

Your learners will only be able to apply from 28 June if you have returned your AY 2021/22 loans contract to ESFA. Please check that this has been done and is visible on the Learning Provider Portal.

You can find further information and guidance on our practitioner website. This includes useful tools and materials to help you and your colleagues. Learners can find further information on GOV.UK.