The Advanced Learner Loan 2021/22 online application service for courses starting from 1 August 2021 will be available from 28 June 2021.
Eligible learners will be able to apply online on GOV.UK. Learners will need their Learning and Funding Information Letter (LAFIL) to make an application.
When you issue LAFILs to learners, please tell them that they can only submit applications once the service launches on 28 June. Any applications submitted before this will be marked as ineligible.
Your learners will only be able to apply from 28 June if you have confirmed receipt of your 2021/22 loans facility by returning your signed funding contract to the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).
You must not issue LAFILs to learners until your loan facility is visible on the Learning Provider Portal. You will shortly be able to see your loans facility in the Loan Facility Details screen under the Financials Home section.
ESFA has updated the suggested LAFIL template for this year. You can view and download the template from GOV.UK.