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Students: Application Deadline This Week


Students across England are being urged to get their university funding applications in this week to ensure their funding is in place at the start of term.

XP2016 - Conference


Did you recent attend the XP2016 conference? Are you interested in working at SLC?

SLC media statement


SLC statement in response to the letter recently published online to correct inaccurate information.

Student Loans Company gets behind Global Accessibility Awareness Day


Thursday, May 19th is the fifth Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GADD) and like thousands of organisations across the world, the Student Loans Company (SLC) is getting behind the initiative.

Steve Lamey named as new CEO of Student Loans Company


SLC has announced the appointment of new CEO Steve Lamey.

Students in England: Application Deadlines Approaching


Students in England are being urged to submit their university funding applications by the upcoming deadlines to ensure their funding is in place at the start of term.

Students in Wales: Application Deadlines Approaching


Student Finance Wales is urging students to submit their university funding applications by the upcoming deadlines to ensure their funding is in place at the start of term.

Written Ministerial Statement: Higher Education Student Support in England


Fraudsters target final student loan instalments


The Company has closed down a number of scam sites and are closely monitoring a new wave of phishing emails, which are being sent to students, sponsors and the general public.

Staff celebrates ten years of student finance in Darlington


Student loans staff celebrated a decade of student finance in Darlington this week.

SLC Appoints Head of Counter Fraud Services


The Student Loans Company (SLC) has recently appointed Fiona Innes as the new Head of Counter Fraud Services.

A ‘Sign’ Of Accessibility


Student Finance England (SFE) has produced a series of new information and guidance videos incorporating British Sign Language (BSL) for prospective students with hearing loss in England.

You're hired! Student Loans Company takes on apprentices


As National Apprenticeship Week 2016 gets underway, one local organisation which recognises the value of the modern apprenticeship scheme is the Student Loans Company (SLC).

Savvy Students Should Submit Soon


Student Finance England (SFE) is urging prospective students across England to apply for their student finance as soon as possible, as applications are now open.

Student Money Week 2016 – be part of the conversation this February


Get finance fit for 2016


The Student Loans Company has some top tips ahead of applications opening for academic year 2016/17.

Student Loans Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary


Staff celebrated the Company's anniversary this week, marking 25 years of 'helping people invest in their futures'.

Policy Statement – Interim Policy for handling cases following the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Tigere


The Department is giving full consideration to the Supreme Court’s ruling of 29 July 2015 (on the application of Tigere) (Appellant) v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (respondent) 2015 UKSC57.

Students in England warned to be on the lookout for "Phishing" Fraudsters


With a new academic year’s first payments just around the corner, Student Finance England (SFE) is urging students – and especially freshers – across England, to be security savvy online to protect themselves from scammers trying to steal their finance.

Student Loans 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.

Changes to Interest Rates and Thresholds


BIS today (14th August) announced changes to the Interest Rates and Thresholds of Income Contingent Student Loans and Mortgage Style Student Loans.

Changes to student finance for new students entering higher education in September 2016


In Wednesday’s Summer Budget the Chancellor announced changes to student finance for those starting a Higher Education course from September 2016.

SLC gives animated advice about part-time finance


The Student Loans Company (SLC) has produced two short animated films telling part-time students about the funding that is available to them while they are studying and how to apply for it.

Students Reminded To Apply For University Funding Before Deadlines


Record numbers of students across England and Wales have already applied for student finance this year and the Student Loans Company is reminding remaining students to apply ahead of this months’ deadlines.

SLC Leads the Way with Digital Services


The Student Loans Company (SLC) has become the only Government Agency to have two live services that have successfully passed the Government’s Digital by Default Service Standard.

Changes to DSA Policy for 2015/16


The Government is determined that anyone with the aspiration and ability can go onto higher education regardless of any disability; it is important that as wide a consensus as possible is built on the role of Disabled Students’ Allowances.

Essential information for students: rights under consumer law in the spotlight


Essential information for undergraduate students on their rights under consumer law when applying for university or higher education courses is now available.

Calling all Agile Developers / Testers / Architects


The Digital Delivery Team within Student Loans Company (SLC) are an exciting new team of technologists focused on building innovative new solutions that make a real difference for our customers.

Students: Apply early for university funding


Student Finance England is calling on aspiring students to apply for funding as soon as possible, with applications for the academic year 2015/16 now open.

Student Finance Wales: Apply now for student finance


Student Finance Wales (SFW) is urging all students in Wales to apply for funding as soon as possible, with applications for the 2015/16 academic year now open.

More space on loan to growing business


One of Darlington’s biggest employers is expanding its presence at Lingfield Point business park.

Top Student Loans Tips: Get Your 2015 Finances In Shape


Nichola Malton, Assessment Manager at the Student Loans Company has some tips before applications open early in 2015.

Students Warned: Festive Fraudsters Target Funding


Students are being warned that fraudsters will seek to steal their student finance over the festive period.

Student Loans Company Hosts Digital Repayment Surgeries


The Student Loans Company is hosting dedicated online surgeries to assist students and former students with questions on repaying their loans.

Get Safe Online


SLC have partnered with 'Get Safe Online' to produce a 'phishing guide' and top tips to promote online student safety and protection against scam emails.