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    Hello.

    I really hope someone can help me because I am getting so stressed.

    I started my PGCE last year and deferred due to health reasons in March. I am due to start back on Monday and I had my finance assessed, but there was a large overpayment deducted due to when I left the course.

    I have been in touch with SFE a few times and they have tried to resolve this for me... It turns out the 60 days grace period was not added on and therefore a larger overpayment was calculated.

    Anyway, yesterday I got through to a very helpful advisor who said that because there is a childcare grant attached it needed to be phoned through and he did this.

    I am worried now because my status has changed from Payments Scheduled, back to Application Submitted! The advisor said it would take up to three weeks to be reassessed, but he never said that the status of the already scheduled payments would change

    I have 4 children and if I don't get my payments next week, as I would have, then I am not going to be able to pay for childcare or bills. I am already going to be late with my rent and I was >< close to having to go to a food bank last week, only for a friend borrowing me some money for food....

    i feel like crying and not bothering returning. I am regretting asking for it to be reassessed now, even though the overpayment was about £2500 I would rather have the lower amount than have to struggle until the end of the month.

    Does anyone know if there is anything I can do please? Is it normal for it to change back to Application Submitted?

    Any help would be extremely welcome.
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    (Original post by redmel1621)
    Hello.

    I really hope someone can help me because I am getting so stressed.

    I started my PGCE last year and deferred due to health reasons in March. I am due to start back on Monday and I had my finance assessed, but there was a large overpayment deducted due to when I left the course.

    I have been in touch with SFE a few times and they have tried to resolve this for me... It turns out the 60 days grace period was not added on and therefore a larger overpayment was calculated.

    Anyway, yesterday I got through to a very helpful advisor who said that because there is a childcare grant attached it needed to be phoned through and he did this.

    I am worried now because my status has changed from Payments Scheduled, back to Application Submitted! The advisor said it would take up to three weeks to be reassessed, but he never said that the status of the already scheduled payments would change

    I have 4 children and if I don't get my payments next week, as I would have, then I am not going to be able to pay for childcare or bills. I am already going to be late with my rent and I was >< close to having to go to a food bank last week, only for a friend borrowing me some money for food....

    i feel like crying and not bothering returning. I am regretting asking for it to be reassessed now, even though the overpayment was about £2500 I would rather have the lower amount than have to struggle until the end of the month.

    Does anyone know if there is anything I can do please? Is it normal for it to change back to Application Submitted?

    Any help would be extremely welcome.
    Speak to your university funding/student support team ASAP. They're likely to be able to help unpick the problems with SFE and should be able to help find crisis/hardship funding to tide you over.
 
 
 
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