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30/04/2019The way HMRC and SLC exchange information on student loan repayment and how this is applied to customer accounts is changing.
11/04/2019The Student Loans Company (SLC) is celebrating obtaining Silver Standard accreditation status from Investors In People (IIP) for its ongoing commitment to supporting, developing and empowering its staff.
10/04/2019Student Finance Wales (SFW) Customer Service Advisor, Sarah Powell scooped a prestigious award at the recent Wales Contact Centre awards, where she was rewarded for her commitment to supporting Welsh students secure funding for their studies.
20/03/2019The Student Loans Company (SLC) is supporting Sign Language Week 2019 (18 - 24 March) with the launch of a new suite of British Sign Language (BSL) videos aimed at prospective students with deafness and hearing loss in England.
15/03/2019Aspiring students in Wales should apply for their student finance as early as possible. That’s the message from the Student Loans Company (SLC) as applications open for the 19/20 academic year.
06/03/2019The Student Loans Company (SLC) is warning all students to be on their guard and not be tricked into disclosing any financial details or clicking on links in emails or text messages, as they could be installing malware on their systems.
05/03/2019Eight ambitious young Scots are sharing their experiences of working as apprentices with a major Glasgow employer during Scottish Apprenticeship Week (4-11 March).
01/03/2019Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, today (1 March) visited the Student Loan Company (SLC) headquarters in Glasgow.
27/02/2019Aspiring students in England should apply for their student finance as early as possible. That’s the message from the Student Loans Company (SLC) as applications open for the 19/20 academic year.
26/02/2019SLC’s LGBT+ network celebrates its one year anniversary during this year’s LGBT History Month.
08/02/2019This Student Money Week (11-15 February), the Student Loans Company (SLC) is bringing finance to life for students and their parents.
17/01/2019The Student Loans Company is hosting a virtual open day, in conjunction with UCAS, on 23 January to help prospective students with their finance queries.
09/01/2019Staff at the Student Loans Company hit all the right notes recently when carol singing efforts raised over £1200 for Beatson Cancer Charity.
28/12/2018The Student Loans Company (SLC) is urging all students to make a New Year’s resolution to get their student finances in shape for 2019.
04/12/2018The UK Government has today announced that it has completed its second sale of part of the pre-2012, commonly known as ‘Plan One’, English student loan book.
30/11/2018Customers should be aware that our customer facing websites will be unavailable this weekend while we carry out planned maintenance.
16/11/2018From Sunday 18th November we will not be open on a Sunday - our opening hours will be Monday - Friday 8.00 - 20.00 & Saturday 9.00 - 16.00.
11/10/2018The UK Government has announced that it is starting the process required to sell part of the English student loan book.
10/09/2018Fraudsters are targeting students’ first loan instalments ahead of Freshers’ Week.
06/09/2018Student Loans Company announce new CEO
06/09/2018Paula Sussex has been named as the new CEO of the Student Loans Company (SLC). She takes up the role on Monday 17 September with Peter Lauener stepping down as interim CEO, a position he has held since November 2017.
20/08/2018The Department for Education (DfE) today (20 August 2018) confirmed the annual updates to the Interest Rates and Thresholds of Income Contingent Student Loans and Mortgage Style Student Loans, as set out in the relevant regulations and terms and conditions of the loans.
14/08/2018The Student Loans Company (SLC) has appointed Jacqui Smillie as its new Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director for Finance, Commercial and Estates and Sourcing.
13/08/2018If you think that you will pick up a place on a course through Clearing this year, it’s time to get the facts on how to sort your student finance too.
20/07/2018For the first time the Student Loans Company (SLC) will be taking part in Northern Pride which takes place in Newcastle this weekend
17/07/2018Five Glasgow University students are spending their summer at the Student Loans Company, completing internships and gaining on-the-job experience.
03/07/2018Statement from Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education
03/07/2018Statement from Sam Gyimah, Universities and Science Minister
29/06/2018At SLC we are committed to ensuring that the information and guidance we produce to support students through their student finance journey is accessible to all. This includes looking at things such as layout, colour, structure and language.
19/06/2018If your child is preparing to fly the nest to university after the summer, you may be wondering what it means for their bank balance.
15/06/2018English students starting a part time course in the 18/19 academic year can, for the first time, apply for a Maintenance Loan to help them with their living costs.
15/06/2018Welsh students starting a part time course in the 18/19 academic year can apply now for student finance.
06/06/2018A couple who relocated to Darlington for work are celebrating ten years in the area. Mhairi and David Ledgerwood were the first members of staff to relocate from Glasgow to Lingfield Point in Darlington in 2008.
17/05/2018The Student Loans Company (SLC) is urging new and returning students to submit their student finance applications to ensure their funding is in place before their studies begin.
17/05/2018Welsh students starting a postgraduate Master’s course from this August can apply now to Student Finance Wales for funding to help them meet the costs associated with their studies.
04/05/2018The countdown is on for students in Wales who want to make sure they have their finances sorted before the start of the new academic year. New students should have their applications in by 11 May 2018 and the deadline for returning students is 8 June 2018.
26/04/2018A student finance worker in Wales splits her working day between assessing loan applications from students and serving the community as a retained fire fighter.
10/04/2018Millions of former students may have more in their pay packets this month, thanks to a student loans threshold change. At the same time, nearly half a million university leavers will start repaying their loans for the first time.
14/03/2018Aspiring students and their parents in Wales are being urged to swot up on student finances as applications open for the 18/19 academic year.
07/03/2018As the country celebrates National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March) the Student Loans Company is helping to develop the technology professionals of the future.
02/03/2018Our office in Glasgow, including our contact centre operations, will reopen from 10 am today (Friday 2 March) and our Darlington office has also reopened. We apologise for any inconvenience that the recent office closures may have caused our customers.
01/03/2018Due to adverse weather conditions our office in Glasgow, including our contact centre operations, will remain closed today. (Thursday 1 March). Our Darlington office is open, we expect the Glasgow office to reopen tomorrow and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause our customers.
28/02/2018Due to adverse weather conditions our offices in Glasgow and Darlington, including our contact centre operations, will be closed from midday. (Wednesday 28 February). We expect the offices to reopen tomorrow and apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause our customers.
26/02/2018The Student Loans Company’s team in Llandudno Junction has been shortlisted in two categories at the Welsh Contact Centre Awards 2018.
20/02/2018Five apprentices from Darlington College have landed full-time jobs with one of the area’s biggest employers.
16/02/2018Aspiring students and their parents are being urged to swot up on student finances as applications open for the 18/19 academic year.
07/02/2018An online campaign aimed at helping students and their parents and sponsors understand student finance returns this month.
15/01/2018One Glasgow employer is helping its staff beat ‘Blue Monday’ by encouraging them to be open and talk to each other and to a trained Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders) about mental health in the workplace.
15/01/2018SLC is helping its staff beat ‘Blue Monday’ by encouraging them to be open and talk to each other and to a trained Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAiders) about mental health in the workplace.
12/01/2018The Student Loans Company has today (12 January) announced the appointment of Mary Curnock Cook OBE and Professor Andrew Wathey CBE as non-executive directors.
27/12/2017The Student Loans Company (SLC) is urging all students to make a New Year’s resolution to get their student finances in shape for 2018.
19/12/2017Darlington student Emma Wright has completed 12 charity challenges in 12 months, culminating in a two week trek through the Himalayas to Mount Everest Base Camp.
07/12/2017The UK Government has today announced that it has completed its first sale of part of the pre-2012, commonly known as ‘Plan One’, English student loan book.
27/11/2017Kirsteen McGroarty is proud to be fronting this year's Beatson Cancer Charity's Christmas bauble campaign, with her face featured on billboards around Glasgow and social media.
20/11/2017Contact centre manager Lauren Suttie has scooped top prize at the CCA Excellence Awards.
16/11/2017Effective use of text messages by financial services providers can help improve how they are perceived by their customers, according to research commissioned by the Student Loans Company.
13/11/2017The Student Loans Company in Glasgow has welcomed its first intake of IT apprentices to the Company's city centre headquarters.
08/11/2017Following investigations into allegations about aspects of his management and leadership, the SLC has decided to terminate Steve Lamey’s contract as Chief Executive Officer of the Student Loans Company (SLC). The SLC and its shareholders expect the highest standards of management and leadership and these were not upheld by Mr Lamey during his time in this role.
07/11/2017A Glasgow alternative rock band has landed a gig warming up the crowd for rock legend Alice Cooper, after a chance email enquiry to the promoters.
03/11/2017From the 1st December 2017, the interest rate applied to all Plan 1 Income Contingent Repayment (ICR) student loans will rise from 1.25% to 1.5%.
31/10/2017The UK Government announced today that it is resuming the process required to sell part of the English student loan book.
30/10/2017Over 300 students from Glasgow University’s Tech Society (GUTS) took part in a Halloween ‘Hackathon’ with some of Scotland’s biggest and most influential tech companies including the Student Loans Company.
18/10/2017The maximum university tuition fee in Wales will remain at £9,000
26/09/2017Check the mobile number you listed on your student finance application ahead of the start of term is still current. That’s the message from the Student Loans Company to students in England and Wales who are about to receive their first term's loan payment
07/09/2017Customers of The Student Loans Company can now choose the date that their loan repayment direct debit is taken from their account each month.
15/08/2017The Department for Education (DfE) today (15 August 2017) confirmed the annual updates to the Interest Rates and Thresholds of Income Contingent Student Loans and Mortgage Style Student Loans, as set out in the relevant regulations and terms & conditions of the loans.
15/08/2017For the first time ever SLC is taking part in Glasgow Pride. Come along and visit us at our recruitment stand for a chat about opportunities for you at SLC.
15/08/2017Students still have time to get their finances sorted for the 17/18 academic year. That’s the message from the Student Loans Company (SLC) as Clearing gets underway on 17 August.
11/07/2017The full statement is available here: www.gov.wales/newsroom/educationandskills/2017/third-of-students-eligible-for-maximum-grant-under-new-support-system
26/06/2017Welsh part-time students are being urged to apply now for student finance.
22/06/2017The Student Loans Company is advising Masters’ students in England that applications for Postgraduate Loans are now open for the 17/18 academic year.
19/06/2017Welsh students starting a postgraduate Master’s course from this August can, for the first time, apply for funding to help them meet the costs associated with their studies.
21/04/2017The following statement applies to EU students who currently receive student loans and/or grants from Student Finance England (SFE), and to EU nationals applying to study in the UK in the 2016-17, 2017-18 or 2018-19 Academic Years.
28/02/2017Aspiring male students could learn a thing or two from their female counterparts when it comes to making sure they have their funding in place at the start of the academic year, according to Student Finance England (SFE).
06/02/2017The UK Government announced today that it is starting the process required to sell part of the English student loan book.
29/12/2016The Student Loans Company (SLC) is urging all students to make a New Year’s resolution to get their student finances in shape for 2017.
22/12/2016Our contact centre opening hours over the holiday period
07/12/2016A Darlington woman who scooped a prestigious global award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to customer service is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join her team in 2017.
11/10/2016The following statement applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Finance England (SFE), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from this autumn, and to EU nationals applying to study from autumn 2017.
31/08/2016The Student Loans Company is urging new and continuing students to check bank details they provided for their university funding. Hundreds of students supplied incorrect bank details last year, which can delay or prevent funding being paid to them.
16/08/2016The Department for Education (DfE) today (16 August 2016) announced the annual updates to the Interest Rates and Thresholds of Income Contingent Student Loans and Mortgage Style Student Loans, as set out in the relevant regulations and terms & conditions of the loans.
12/08/2016The Student Loans Company (SLC) is running a series of social media surgeries for students looking for facts about student finance during Clearing and ahead of the start of term.
11/08/2016Fraudsters are targeting students’ first loan instalments just weeks before thousands of students start the new academic year.
05/08/2016The Student Loans Company has landed an international accreditation for excellent customer service at its Darlington contact centre.
27/06/2016For the first time, students in England can apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £10,000 to help with costs associated with their course.
27/06/2016The following statement applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Loans Company (SLC), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying this coming year.