Students returning to university or college in September should re-apply for their finance before the deadline, this Friday, 28 June.
Student Loans Company, has just hired 14 young people who have successfully completed its very first 12-month apprenticeship programme.
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.
New part-time students can now apply online for their student funding at: www.gov.uk/studentfinance.
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.
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.
If you have registered and your university has confirmed this, your payment will be paid within the next few days.
The Student Loans Company will pay over 80,000 new and returning students their first student funding instalments today.
“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."
The Student Finance England Information Team invites you to our first ever Student Finance Teacher and Advisor seminar programme.
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.
Thousands of students in England have met the student finance application deadlines for finance, according to figures published today (Tuesday 10 July 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 national programme to promote gay equality for staff
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
Customers may be currently having problems accessing their student loan accounts online and customer advisers are also unable to access customer details.
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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."
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.
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.
We are taking forward the changes to Ed Lester's contract, following the announcement by Universities Minister, David Willetts on 2 February 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
The Student Loans Company is running a series of regional social media surgeries throughout February and March.
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
Social Media Surgeries
Information for Students and Sponsors on upcoming application dates for student finance
Reducing fraudulent activity against our customers is a key objective for the Student Loans Company.
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.
“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.”
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.
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 England is launching a dedicated ‘hub’ on the UK’s largest education community
The Student Loans Company has today launched the official finance calculator.
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
Statement from Derek Ross, Director of Operations at Student Finance England
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 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...
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.
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.
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.
We have received 2,000 applications between 29 November and 6 December 2009.