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.

30 March 2016

The twelve videos cover a range of student finance topics, including; understanding the types of funding obtainable and how to apply for them; how repayment works, when it starts and getting to grips with interest; there’s also a video on avoiding online scammers to help students keep their money safe, available at: www.YouTube.com/SFEfilm

Lesley Raybould, Online Services Manager at SLC , said:
"Around 9 million people in the UK identify as deaf or hard of hearing. With this in mind, SLC is working to make it easier for our deaf and hard of hearing customers to access the resources they need to make informed decisions about applying for student finance.”

Applications for 2016/2017 student finance are available now; prospective students undertaking full-time higher education in the 2016/17 academic year should apply as early as possible to ensure their funding is available at the start of the academic year. They may also be entitled to receive non-repayable supplementary grants, if they have child or adult dependants, or, if they have a disability, mental-health condition or specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia or dyspraxia.