My course has an optional fourth year - what should I put for 'Course Duration' in Section A?
Your FG needs to show that you can afford to study your chosen course here. You do not need to guarantee more than three years of funding if the additional year(s) are optional, i.e. for Maths, Computer Science, Natural Sciences. A guaruntee for four years of funding is only required for AMES, MML, History & ML the 4yrs Classics course (and Engineers intending to sit the fourth year); or six years for Medicine. Top tip: If you are applying for funding for your course (e.g. for a Student Loan) you should apply for the maximum number of years that you are likely to be on the course - it's easier to cancel the additional year than to add an extra one.
What evidence do I need to send with the FG?
The only additional paperwork we require is a copy of the University or College Payment Advice letter if you're applying for a student loan, but we reserve the right to request additional evidence of available funds as we see fit.
I haven't yet received confirmation from my application to Student Finance - should I wait and send the FG when I have it?
No, we need the FG in time for the deadline given. This is so that we can identify potential problems early, and make sure everything is in place for when you come to study here. If you've applied for a Maintenance Loan, or believe you will receive the Cambridge Bursary, put the anticipated amounts in the table in Section C and submit the FG in time for the deadline.
How do I apply to Student Finance?
See our Student Loan page.
How do I apply for the Cambridge Bursary?
No separate application is required - you will automatically be considered for it if you apply for a means-tested Student Loan and agree to share the information with your institutions.
What is the College Fee?
The vast majority of Home students don't need to pay the College Fee. If you are studying for your first degree and are eligible for a Tuition Fee loan (regardless of whether you actually apply for one) you are exempt from the College Fee. Students studying for a second degree ('Affiliated Students') or those who have overseas fee status have to pay this fee.
Who should be my Guarantor (Section D)?
You cannot be your own guarantor. For most people, it will be a parent/guardian/family member.
Who should can witness the signatures (Section D)?
Anyone who knows you. It doesn't need to be a member of a particular profession.