Student Loans Company service updates

Announcements from the Chief Executive; information on business transformation, upcoming surveys and conferences. Also includes updates for Student Finance Northern Ireland.

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2018/19 SFW Postgraduate Doctoral Loan application service now open


Students in Wales starting an eligible postgraduate Doctoral course from 1 August 2018 can apply now for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan. Resources are also available for you and your students.

SFE and SFW part-time application services for academic year 2018/19 now open


Encourage your students to apply online as soon as possible to ensure that their funding is ready for the start of their course.

SFE and SFW: 2018/19 Postgraduate Master’s Loan application service now open


Students in England and Wales starting a postgraduate Master’s course from 1 August 2018 can apply now for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan. Resources are also available for you and your students.

SFNI AY 2018/19 Part-time and Postgraduate Student Applications Open Now


Eligible part-time and postgraduate Northern Irish students can now apply for finance via SFNI for AY 2018/19.

Student Finance NI: new website launch


The new Student Finance NI website has launched today with an improved structure and more content that helps to make student finance clearer than ever.

SLC Delivers Electronic Signatures for Students Applying in 2018/19


We are delivering an improved customer experience for students through the introduction of Electronic Signatures to our application process as of 25 March 2018.

SFNI 2018/19 full-time application service now open!


The Student Finance Northern Ireland full-time undergraduate application service for AY 2018/19 is now open. New students should apply online.

England repayment threshold change and Tuition fee level for 2018/19


Jo Johnston, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has released a Written Ministerial Statement.

SFE & SFW application services for 2017/18 are now open!


2017/18 Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales services for HE full-time undergraduate students are now open.

Advanced Learner Loans online application now open


The Advanced Learner Loans 16/17 online application, for courses starting from the 1st August 2016, is now available.

Changes to estranged students evidence validation process


The Student Loans Company are changing the evidence validation process for full time HE students who will be applying for Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales funding as estranged students.

SFE, SFW and SFNI HE full-time undergraduate application services for 2016/17 are now open!


The 2016/17 Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales and Student Finance Northern Ireland services for HE full-time undergraduate students are now open. We are encouraging new students to apply as soon as possible.

SLC’s contact centre open hours and operating hours are changing


To allow planned improvements to our systems, we are closing our contact centres on Sundays from 15 November 2015 to 28 February 2016 (inclusive).

New student loans repayment information - available now


SLC are encouraging students to go to the repayment website to get the information they need about repayments, specific to their circumstances and plan type.

Payment messages for students


The start of the new academic year is a busy time for students, Higher Education Providers and SLC, as the first instalments of student finance payments are processed. We want to advise students what they need to do get paid. Here are our key messages on payment and staying safe online for Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales and Student Finance Northern Ireland students. Please use these in your communications with students.

Migrant Worker process change for 2015/16


Starting from AY 2015/16 migrant worker funding, for both maintenance and tuition fees, will be released on a ‘per term’ basis. This means migrant worker students will need to provide evidence of their continuous employment at the start of each term.

SLC Chief Executive to leave in December for new post in the Midlands


The Student Loans Company today (20 August 2015) announced that Mick Laverty has tendered his resignation as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors and will leave the company at the end of December to take up the post of Chief Executive with the ExtraCare Charitable Trust, based in the Midlands.

Part-Time Grants application service is now available


All students studying part-time courses can now apply for student finance funding.

Student Finance Application Processing Performance – June 2015


Information on the performance of Student Loans Company’s application process to date, as well as information on call handling and our customer satisfaction levels.