Information we need

The amount of bursary and student loan available to you is based on the level of your household income. This includes your own income excluding any income earned from employment. Further information on the types of income we take into account is available.

The table below provides details of the documents you need to send us to support your application and when you need to send them. The quickest way to send documents to us is through our document upload service. Alternatively, you can post them to us. You should only send us photocopies of documents, as we destroy all documents we receive after 30 days.

Details of where to send your documents are available in the contact us section. You should quote your SAAS student reference number on all correspondence you send us.

Documentation required by SAAS
Situation Documentation required
If you apply for a loan of more than £4,750, a bursary or living costs grants and your household income is less than £34,000 per year. You must send us proof of earnings that are declared on your application such as P60s etc for year ending April 2016. You only need to send these documents with your first application or your first application after a break of at least one year.
If you or your parents are separated/divorced You must send us a Council Tax statement confirming the 25% deduction or a Tax Credits Award that confirms the claimant is a ‘lone parent’. You only need to send this document with your first application.
If you are applying for the lone parent grant You must send us proof every year that you are a lone parent. For example a tax credit letter or council tax bill. You will also need to send one school age (or younger) child’s full (not abbreviated) birth certificate to support your first application. You do not need to send the birth certificate every year.
If you are applying to be assessed as an independent student because you are married but are under the age of 25 and have not been self supporting from earnings for three years outside full-time education. You must send us a photocopy of your marriage certificate. You only need to send this document with your first application.
If you are applying to be assessed as an independent student because you are under the age of 25 and have a dependent child. You must send us a photocopy of one child’s birth certificate. You only need to send this document with your first application.
If you are applying to be assessed on your partner’s income instead of your parents and you are under the age of 25 and have not been self-supporting from earnings for three years outside full-time education. You must send us proof that you are living with your partner at the start of the academic year (1 August) in the first year of your course. You should send us a joint mortgage/tenancy agreement or job centre plus document.

We may ask you at a later time to send us a copy of specific documents as part of our quality assurance process.