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    Hi all

    So I've just put down a deposit on a house. I now have about £150 to my name until I get my wages which is not until next month. I need £300 to put into my student bank account to activate it

    It's a very long shot but is there any way I could get my first payment advanced? It's a genuine reason, there must be others in my situation?

    Any ideas? Thanks!
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    No you can't.
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    Your student loans/grants are only issued once your uni confirms to SF that you have enrolled at the start of the academic year. So your money will arrive be a few days after you enrol at the start of term.
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    (Original post by gee wiz)
    Hi all

    So I've just put down a deposit on a house. I now have about £150 to my name until I get my wages which is not until next month. I need £300 to put into my student bank account to activate it

    It's a very long shot but is there any way I could get my first payment advanced? It's a genuine reason, there must be others in my situation?

    Any ideas? Thanks!
    no way at all. you could borrow the £300 off your parents, put it in your account then take it out the next day, that should work.
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    Hardship loan?
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    (Original post by gee wiz)
    Hi all

    So I've just put down a deposit on a house. I now have about £150 to my name until I get my wages which is not until next month. I need £300 to put into my student bank account to activate it

    It's a very long shot but is there any way I could get my first payment advanced? It's a genuine reason, there must be others in my situation?

    Any ideas? Thanks!
    It is not possible to get an advancement of your student loan.
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    Thought so. Thanks for all the replies.

    (Original post by jelly1000)
    no way at all. you could borrow the £300 off your parents, put it in your account then take it out the next day, that should work.
    Not possible unfortunately. Thanks though

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    Hardship loan?
    Could you elaborate?
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    (Original post by gee wiz)


    Could you elaborate?
    From your university
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    (Original post by HazzaTL)
    Hardship loan?
    You can check with your prospective uni, but until you enrol you aren't officially a student there, so it probably wouldn't be handed over any sooner than the SF funds.
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    You can check with your prospective uni, but until you enrol you aren't officially a student there, so it probably wouldn't be handed over any sooner than the SF funds.
    Alright, thank you
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    SLC have no discretion to release payments early at all. The reason is that their confirmation of attendance is the first indication they get that you are a genuine student. They have no way of confirming that you've actually been made an offer at university. Someone could not apply to UCAS or university at all, fill out a SFE application, be fully approved and sign their declaration, and the payments would be all set up, waiting to go when the attendance file is received.
 
 
 
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