The Advanced Learner Loan 2019/20 online application service is now open

28 May 2019

The Advanced Learner Loan 2019/20 online application service, for courses starting from 1 August 2019, is now available to learners.

Eligible learners will be able to apply online at www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan. Learners will need their Learning and Funding Information Letter (LAFIL) to make an application.

Your learners will only be able to apply from today 28 May if you have confirmed receipt of your 2019/20 loans facility to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

You must not issue LAFILs to learners until you have confirmed receipt of your 2019/20 loans facility, which you will be able to view within the Loan Facility Details screen under the Financials Home section of the Learning Provider Portal. 
Please note the EFSA has updated the suggested LAFIL template for this year. You can view and download the template here

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 the GOV.UK website.