EU NATIONALS AND STUDENT FINANCE IN ENGLAND The following statement applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Loans Company (SLC), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from this autumn. EU nationals or their family members, currently in higher education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the SLC, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from the SLC for students in England for which EU nationals are eligible. This includes loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the EEA for three years), loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances. The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at university from this August to study a course which attracts student support are unchanged. The SLC will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans and/or grants in the normal way. EU nationals, or their family members, who are assessed as eligible to receive grants and/ or loans by the SLC will then be eligible for the duration of their study on that course. These eligibility criteria set out that for students beginning study from this August, EU nationals must have been resident in the UK for at least five years in order to apply for a maintenance loan. Students should consult their university’s student finance office, or the GOV.UK website, for information on what support they can receive. EU NATIONALS AND STUDENT FINANCE IN ENGLAND Statement available here: bit.ly/28XPRNb
At this time we can not offer any advice on the EU referendum with regard to student support. The Student Loans Company administers the student support scheme within the legislative framework laid down by Parliament. If changes are made within this framework, SLC will deliver these as part of this administration.
Look out for suspicious emails - scams targeting students are common in Sept. We won't ask u to confirm info by email bit.ly/1xla7CN
16/17 full-time HE students - APPLY NOW! Student finance applications for courses starting in the 16/17 academic year are now open! If you’re starting a new Higher Education course at university or college from August 2016 you can apply online, now, for student finance at: www.gov.uk/studentfinance Here's a few things you'll need to apply: - Identity Evidence: that's your UK Passport details OR Birth/Adoption Certificate - your university or college course details. (Don’t know what you’ll be studying for yet? Pick the course you’re most likely to study; you can update course details in your account later once you know for sure.) - your UK bank details (Sort Code & Account Number) - National Insurance Number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pamela and Steven here from 10am - 1pm today so post a question below to get an answer. **Please note that we CAN'T access individual accounts or applications from Facebook, so please don't post any personal information. If you're commenting or posting more than once please keep your comments together as we'll be able to reply to you much quicker!*