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    Does anyone know why it takes so long for them to assess our applications?

    Or has anyone else had their application assessed faster?

    I was hoping to get an answer regarding the loan before I accept any offers but looks like I may have to accept before I know if I can fund my studies


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    (Original post by davidguettafan)
    Does anyone know why it takes so long for them to assess our applications?

    Or has anyone else had their application assessed faster?

    I was hoping to get an answer regarding the loan before I accept any offers but looks like I may have to accept before I know if I can fund my studies


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    It's pretty standard to accept offers before a funding solution is in place.

    It will be taking so long because they under-estimated the application numbers and under-resourced the staffing of the process - combined with making the process public about 3 months later than they should have!
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    (Original post by davidguettafan)

    I was hoping to get an answer regarding the loan before I accept any offers but looks like I may have to accept before I know if I can fund my studies
    This always was going to be the problem with the late set-up of these loans. I suspect that with the summer rush of applications, many people will be starting courses without any decision about this £9,000.
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    I actually had mine accepted within about three days. But then, I applied the day after it opened, so I was probably pretty darn close to the front of the queue.
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    I called them the other day and they said the processing times are currently 4 working days max and it's a quick turnaround as the applications are straightforward.
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    SF usually quotes six weeks for processing undergrad applications, so this is nothing new.

    There's no real jeopardy with a postgrad loan, so you don't need it confirmed before uni places are sorted. If you're eligible, you'll get it. There are no credit checks, just the basic residency stuff.*
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    I had mine confirmed in less than 2 weeks. I don't know if this is because I'd taken out an undergrad loan already or that I just provided my passport details on the form...However it was very quick my SF standards. Also I suspect the peak and sebsquently the backlog of applications has now started.
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    Mine was approved the day after I applied, but like Vorcen, I applied the day applications opened. I accepted my offer before I even applied for funding, it's pretty standard to do so, so don't worry about that.
 
 
 
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