The UCAS student finances page that the undergraduate tuition fee loan is paid directly to the insititution.
Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider, and you won’t have to pay it back until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.
And that you do not have to have a confirmed offer before applying for the loan.
Applications for courses starting in 2021 will open early 2021, for a loan to cover tuition fees (paid directly to the university) and maintenance costs (paid directly into your bank account at the start of term). This is available wherever you choose to study in the UK, and is repayable. You don’t need to have a confirmed offer of a place at uni to start the process.
How does this work in practice? As a student I have a first and second choice institution, both offers are grade dependent. Do I apply for two separate loans for each institution and wait to see which offer I accept?