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    I started applying for student finance a couple weeks late, since then there has been nothing but issues. I finally thought I had got all the information through about a week ago, but I called them today and they're now saying that my stepdad's financial information does not match up properly, even though that's one of the first things they've got. Ranting aside I am growing ever more worried that I will not get my tuition loan or my maintenance in time, and I was wondering if it could still take six weeks to process even though they have the rest of my information.
    I have just under two weeks before I really am going to need it, and I can't send the required information until I get the letter they sent me, which will hopefully be tomorrow.
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    (Original post by suiagg)
    I started applying for student finance a couple weeks late, since then there has been nothing but issues. I finally thought I had got all the information through about a week ago, but I called them today and they're now saying that my stepdad's financial information does not match up properly, even though that's one of the first things they've got. Ranting aside I am growing ever more worried that I will not get my tuition loan or my maintenance in time, and I was wondering if it could still take six weeks to process even though they have the rest of my information.
    I have just under two weeks before I really am going to need it, and I can't send the required information until I get the letter they sent me, which will hopefully be tomorrow.
    The Tuition Fee Loan shouldn't be an issue. Unis are generally sympathetic to delays as long as you can show that your application is progressing.

    Maintenance Loan delays, you can't do anything about. If your stepfather submitted financial info which does not match what he's told HMRC, then SF will seek an explanation and ask for more evidence. As he's the person who has effectively caused your problem, perhaps he would give you a bridging loan, to be repaid when your SF money arrives?
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    The Tuition Fee Loan shouldn't be an issue. Unis are generally sympathetic to delays as long as you can show that your application is progressing.

    Maintenance Loan delays, you can't do anything about. If your stepfather submitted financial info which does not match what he's told HMRC, then SF will seek an explanation and ask for more evidence. As he's the person who has effectively caused your problem, perhaps he would give you a bridging loan, to be repaid when your SF money arrives?
    The whole reason for applying for student finance is that we don't have enough money otherwise, I mean they's happily give me the money if they could they're my parents not a bank, even if they could I wouldn't really feel comfortable asking for things like freshers week, that'd just seem like taking advantage. My main question is if there is absolutely any chance of it all getting sorted by October.
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    (Original post by suiagg)
    My main question is if there is absolutely any chance of it all getting sorted by October.
    There must be a chance of that, yes. How good a chance, we have no way of knowing. At this point SF are over the main bulk of application processing. So in that respect, you may have more of a chance of speedy resolution. However if they have geared back the number of staff in that department accordingly, your chances may be no better than before.

    SF quote 6 weeks for processing straightforward paperwork and are frequently faster, but you're now into a more complicated situation. If they accept your new/revised evidence (and importantly, if that now does match your stepfather's tax records) then it could be sorted in a matter of days. If the new info just raises more questions and/or still doesn't match, you/your stepfather may be asked for further evidence and the process could be extended.

    There are a lot of variables. Too many to be able to predict with any certainty. Sorry.
 
 
 
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