Payment messages for students

15 September 2015

Payment messages:

  • Your maintenance loan and any grants due to you will be paid directly into your bank account in three instalments throughout the year.  Your first payment will be released once you have registered with your university or college and your attendance has been confirmed.
  • Your Tuition Fee Loan is paid directly to your university or college.

Payment Checklist:

Before you can be paid your first loan/grant instalment please make sure:

  • You've submitted your application and all the correct supporting evidence
  • Your bank details are correct on your application – check your online account
  • You've signed and returned your declaration form
  • You've registered at university or college
  • Your university or college has confirmed your attendance to SLC
  • You’ve allowed a few working days for the funds to be paid into your bank account

Payment films

For more information please see our Student Finance England payment film and Student Finance Wales payment films (English language) and (Welsh language).

Stay safe online

Phishing scams, designed to trick students into giving out their personal details which can potentially be used by fraudsters to log into customers’ accounts, steal information and possibly money, are very common around this time of year, in the lead up to the payment of the first instalment of student loans and grants. 

SLC are committed to protecting students and their information and we have some tips on how to identify phishing emails and a new film on phishing you can view here.

Please share this information through your communication channels.