Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Going through Clearing? Update your student finance account now!

Didn’t get the results you were expecting? You might end up using Clearing or Adjustment to find a place on a university or college course. Whichever one you use, it’s important to let us know of any changes as soon as possible, as it could affect your funding.

Already applied?
If you’ve applied already, it’s easy to change your details by logging in to your account at www.gov.uk/studentfinance and going to: Your Account>Change your application>University/college course.

Once we’ve got this information, we’ll re-assess your application and let you know of any changes to the amount of student finance you can get as quickly as we can.

Haven’t applied yet?
Don’t panic! If you’ve got a place through Clearing and would like funding but haven’t applied for student finance yet, you need to do so now.

Applications take at least six weeks to be processed, so you might not get all your money straightaway – but we’ll do our best to give you some initial funding as close to the start of your course as possible.

Don’t forget – the sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll get your money.

It’s quick and easy to apply now at www.gov.uk/studentfinance

EU student?
If you’re an EU student who doesn’t meet the standard residency criteria for the full funding package, you can still apply for a Tuition Fee Loan. Applications take at least six weeks to be processed, so if you haven’t applied yet, you need to do so straightaway.

Apply now by downloading an EU16N form from our website. If you’ve applied already, you need to let us know of any changes to your course, or university or college, by downloading an EUCO1 form.

Still got questions about student finance or Clearing?
There’s lots of support available. Visit SFE’s student finance zone on The Student Room, where we have a dedicated Clearing page as well as helpful tools and guidance to walk you through what you need to do and when to do it: www.thestudentroom.co.uk/studentfinance 

Our experts will be holding two dedicated surgeries on the student finance zone on 18 and 19 August, from 10:00 – 16:00.

We’ll also be on Twitter – @SF_England – from Thursday 18 August until Friday 26 August. You can speak to our experts who’ll be on hand to offer advice on any Clearing queries, plus anything you need to know about student finance.

Just go on Twitter and send your question to #SFEClearing – it’s that easy!

Our student finance experts will be online:

• Thursday 18 August and Friday 19 August – 10:00 to 18:00
• Saturday 20 August and Sunday 21 August – 12:00 to 16:00
• Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August – 10:00 to 18:00

You can also get expert advice on student finance with our latest films – Ask SFE – which are available to watch now on YouTube.

Good luck!

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