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STUDENT FINANCE WALES: SEMINARS SET OUT CHANGES FOR STUDENTS

30/01/2014


New Year, New Job at Student Finance Wales

13/01/2014

The Student Loans Company is recruiting 30 members of staff to work at the new modernised Student Finance Wales headquarters at Llandudno Junction.

Interest Rate Announcement

08/08/2013


SFE Host ‘Clearing Clinics’ To Help Students Be Finance Savvy

07/08/2013


Part Time Application Update: Course & Fee Grants

30/07/2013


Returning to university in September to continue your studies?

26/06/2013

Students returning to university or college in September should re-apply for their finance before the deadline, this Friday, 28 June.

Apprentices – You’re All Hired!

19/06/2013

Student Loans Company, has just hired 14 young people who have successfully completed its very first 12-month apprenticeship programme.

Got a question about a Part Time Tuition Fee Loan?

30/04/2013

To mark the launch of the 2013/14 Part Time Loans, Student Finance England (SFE) and the Open University(OU) have teamed up to host an online question and answer session to help those wishing to apply.

Student Loans Company Chairman to Step Down

24/04/2013


Student Loans Company Listens To Customers And Upgrades Online Account

22/04/2013


Applications Go Live For 24+ Advanced Learning Loans

09/04/2013


Student Money Matters!

11/02/2013


Students invited to apply for student finance for next academic year

04/02/2013


Student Loans Company IT Upgrade

21/01/2013


Part-time students: application update

31/10/2012

New part-time students can now apply online for their student funding at: www.gov.uk/studentfinance.

Student Loans Company scoops national award for call centre services

26/10/2012


Student finance information moves to GOV.UK

17/10/2012


New Student Loans Company Chief Executive Appointed

17/10/2012

The Student Loans Company (SLC) today announced the appointment of Mick Laverty as Chief Executive to replace Ed Lester. Mr Laverty will join SLC in December 2012 and formally take over as Chief Executive on 3 January 2013.

Student Finance Applications Update

09/10/2012

The Student Loans Company has today (Tuesday 9 October) published its latest payment and processing figures for students applying for loans and grants in England.

Payment information update

20/09/2012

If you have registered and your university has confirmed this, your payment will be paid within the next few days.

Freshers warned: Don't get phished on Facebook

17/09/2012


Student Loans Company pays first instalments to students

10/09/2012

The Student Loans Company will pay over 80,000 new and returning students their first student funding instalments today.

Interest Rate Announcement

22/08/2012


Response to recent articles on EU students' loan repayments

10/08/2012

“The Student Loans Company pursues repayment from all borrowers and does not write off loans until after 25 years. This will increase to 30 years for new students from 2012/13."

Student Finance applications on track for term start

09/08/2012


Video support for disabled students

08/08/2012


Teacher and Advisor Seminar Programme 18th September – 4th October

07/08/2012

The Student Finance England Information Team invites you to our first ever Student Finance Teacher and Advisor seminar programme.

Essential Maintenance

27/07/2012

Due to planned maintenance our Student Finance websites will be unavailable from 1pm on Friday 27th July 2012 until 9am on Monday 30th July 2012. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

New Part-time students: Apply now for finance

23/07/2012


Employees loan time to charity fundraising

19/07/2012


Student Finance deadline statistics

10/07/2012

Thousands of students in England have met the student finance application deadlines for finance, according to figures published today (Tuesday 10 July 2012).

Finance Facts on Film for Part-Time Students

05/07/2012

Part-time students starting university can apply to the SLC for a tuition fee loan for the first time this year.

Student Loans Company joins Stonewall

28/06/2012

Student Loans Company joins national programme to promote gay equality for staff

Student Finance applications on track for term start

27/06/2012


Finance Deadline Fast Approaching for Returning Students

21/06/2012


Our systems are down for essential maintenance - Update

21/06/2012

Our systems are currently down for essential maintenance. During this time, students will not be able to access our Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or Student Finance England websites. The Students Loans repayment website will also be unavailable during this period. A further update will be provided as soon as our systems are accessible again. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Student Finance Applications on track for term start

14/06/2012

Student Finance Applications on track for term start

Statement regarding Ed Lester Chief Executive, Student Loans Company

28/05/2012


Cookies on the Student Loans Company website

25/05/2012


Customer system update

23/05/2012

Customers may be currently having problems accessing their student loan accounts online and customer advisers are also unable to access customer details.

Student Loans Company Launches New Social Media Site

21/05/2012


'Get Reel' winner announcement

09/05/2012

'Get Reel' winner announcement

Statement - Wednesday 21 March

21/03/2012

Chris Andrew, Company Secretary, Student Loans Company said: “We would like to apologise to those customers whose email addresses were disclosed to other students. “The Student Loans Company takes the security of student accounts and the protection of personal information very seriously and we have strict procedures in place to protect customer details. We have now launched our own internal investigation into the causes of this breach."

Student emails

19/03/2012

We are sorry that a number of student email addresses have been included in an email which has been sent to other customers. The information was sent in error and only included email addresses, no other personal student data was shared.

Student Money Week Matters

08/03/2012

The Student Loans Company is urging English students to apply for their 2012/13 funding during National Student Money Week, to ensure their funding is in place at the start of term.

Ed Lester's contract

03/02/2012

We are taking forward the changes to Ed Lester's contract, following the announcement by Universities Minister, David Willetts on 2 February 2012.

SLC statement

02/02/2012

Ed Lester accepted the position as permanent Chief Executive and Accounting Officer to the Student Loans Company, on a two year contract, which was formally announced in December 2010

Regional student finance surgeries

27/01/2012

The Student Loans Company is running a series of regional social media surgeries throughout February and March.

Customer service update

20/01/2012

As part of the Company’s commitment to improving customer service, we are changing our regular maintenance slot to upgrade and update customer accounts from a Wednesday to a Sunday.

Student Loans Company pays second Funding Instalments

09/01/2012

Student Loans Company pays second Funding Instalments

Social Media Surgeries

09/01/2012

Social Media Surgeries

Wales and Northern Ireland - 2012/13 student finance

05/01/2012

Information for Students and Sponsors on upcoming application dates for student finance

Phishing update

16/12/2011

Reducing fraudulent activity against our customers is a key objective for the Student Loans Company.

2012/13 Student Finance England service is now open!

14/12/2011

The Student Finance England service for academic year 2012/13 is now opens. New and continuing students can apply online at www.direct.gov.uk/studentfinance.

Customer system update

09/12/2011

“We’re carrying out essential maintenance work to prepare for 2012/13 application cycle this weekend. “As a result, customer accounts will be unavailable from Saturday morning. “We will still be answering general queries on 0845 300 50 90 and our Direct Gov websites, which contains information, advice and guidance for all customers, will still be available during this time. “We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience that this may cause.”

Metropolitan Police News Update

08/12/2011

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service's (MPS) Police Central e-Crime Unit (PCeU) have today, Thursday 8 December arrested six people in connection with an investigation into a sophisticated phishing scam that targeted hundreds of UK students; using their compromised data to steal in excess of £1million.

Student Loans Company and National Union of Students search for 'Reel' talent

23/11/2011

The Student Loans Company (SLC) and the National Union of Students (NUS) are giving students the chance to direct a series of how-to films, to win £500 Apple Gift Cards.

Student Finance 'Hub' launches on Student Finance Day

14/11/2011

Student Finance England is launching a dedicated ‘hub’ on the UK’s largest education community

Student Loans Company launches finance calculator for student support

07/11/2011

The Student Loans Company has today launched the official finance calculator.

Loans Company launches Student Finance Lab

02/11/2011

Thousands of students from across the country are being recruited to take part in a unique experiment which could shape how student finance products and services are run in the future.

Student Loans Company processing statistics

25/10/2011

Student Loans Company processing statistics

Statement from Derek Ross, Director of Operations at Student Finance England

21/10/2011

Statement from Derek Ross, Director of Operations at Student Finance England

Student Loans Company launches 2012/13 myth-busting film & finance timeline

22/09/2011

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has today released a short myth-busting film about student finance in 2012/13. The short film features prospective students and sets the record straight on student finance...

Graduates advised on repayment options

20/09/2011

Graduates are being reminded of two options available when they are coming to the end of their loan repayments. They can either sign up to the direct debit scheme with the Student Loans Company, meaning that repayments stop at exactly the right time, or continue to repay through the tax system which may result in overpaying. If overpayment occurs they will be reimbursed by SLC at the end of the tax year, with interest...

Students: Be web-safe this Autumn

09/09/2011

Just weeks before the start of term, university students are being urged to stay safe and not to reveal their personal bank details online. Students can be targeted online by fraudsters expert in the art of phishing. Phishing happens when criminals send very convincing emails that appear to come from legitimate organisations. The number of students reporting these incidents to the Student Loans Company has significantly increased in the last few years.

Student Finance applications on track for term start

08/09/2011

With just a couple of weeks to go before term starts, Student Loans Company statistics show that more than 730,000 people who have applied to Student Finance England are ready to be paid once they have registered at their university, that’s 49,000 (7%) more than this time last year, from an application total that has increased by 2% (from 936,000 to 957,000). The company is currently processing applications to ensure students get funding at the start of term. The deadline dates for student finance applications were in May and June.

SLC response to media stories on student loan overpayments

16/08/2011


Interest rate announcement - 16 August 2011

16/08/2011


Student Finance England social media surgeries

16/08/2011


Interest Rate Announcement

16/08/2011


Student Loans Company: The latest and largest public body to fight fraud through CIFAS

11/08/2011


SLC response to media stories on student loan overpayments

03/08/2011


Apprentices learn the ropes at Student Loans Company

20/05/2011


Student Loans Contact Centre awarded 'Global Standard' accreditation

17/05/2011


SLC runs regional social media surgaries ahead of application deadline dates

06/05/2011


Students warned: Scammers trying to steal loans

05/04/2011


Statement from the Student Loans Company

01/04/2011


Students are savvy with trading and saving

14/03/2011


David Willetts appoints new Student Loans Company non-executive director

11/03/2011


Student Finance 2011/12 application cycle launches for returning students

14/02/2011


Minister encourages graduates to take up Student Loans Company Direct Debit Scheme during headquarters visit

11/02/2011


SLC response to the National Fraud Authority report, published today

27/01/2011


Student Loans Company Chief Executive appointed

23/12/2010


SLC appoints Marketing and Communications Director

15/12/2010


Statistics update from Student Finance England on the processing of student applications as of 14 October

21/10/2010


Statement from Student Finance England on application processing statistics from 30 September

07/10/2010


Scam Emails Targeting Vulnerable Students

21/09/2010


Student Finance England Progress Update

30/08/2010


Statistics Published

22/06/2010


David Willets visits Student Loans Company.

17/06/2010


Business Secretary and NUS President Elect Visit Student Loans Company.

01/06/2010


Ed Lester appointed Interim Chief Executive

28/05/2010


Press Release

25/05/2010

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has today announced that its Chairman John Goodfellow has stood down and its Chief Executive Ralph Seymour Jackson has resigned from the company.

SLC Response to National Audit Office Report

19/03/2010


UCAS Conventions

15/02/2010


Increase in University Applications

12/02/2010


Latest Figures

04/02/2010


Disabled Allowances Issues

03/02/2010


Latest Figures 10 December 2009

10/12/2009

We have received 2,000 applications between 29 November and 6 December 2009.

Letter from John Goodfellow, Chairman, Student Loans Company to Rt Hon David Lammy MP.

08/12/2009


Latest Figures 3rd December 2009

03/12/2009


Response to BBC Survey

18/11/2009


Latest Figures 10th November 2009

10/11/2009


Latest Figures 3rd November 2009

03/11/2009


Latest Figures 10th October 2009

27/10/2009


Press Release 20th October 2009

20/10/2009


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