In order for us to be able to assess you for a Chamberlain Award you will need to apply for a means-tested maintenance loan with the Student Loans Company (SLC). There is not a separate application form for the award – it is all done through your Student Finance application. You do not need to take out a loan if you do not want to but you must go through the loan application process in order for us to be able to assess you for the Chamberlain Award. Please do not leave it too late to apply for Student Finance: you need to be assessed by the SLC and reported to us as being eligible for maintenance support by the 31 December in each year of study in order to meet the deadline for the Chamberlain Award. It is also really important that you do not cancel your loan application with the SLC, even if you do not wish to take out maintenance support, as that will cause us to lose the confirmation of your Chamberlain Award entitlement. Instead, you should enter zero as the amount you want to borrow on your declaration form.
Provided you and your parents/guardians have not opted out of sharing your information on your Student Finance application, we will then assess you based on your household income. You will then be sent an email confirming that your entitlement notification letter is available to view online.
Awards are subject to annual and in-year reassessment; all awards will be finalised on 31 December for the previous year of academic study (e.g. 31 December 2021 for academic year 2021/22). If you have not been means tested by the SLC and had your eligibility for maintenance support confirmed to us by them before 31 December you will not be eligible for an award. Please see the notification section, below, for further details.