Student loan payments 2017/18Watch
Are those payments only subject to your ID check? Or do you have to lookattend an actual class for it to go through? Because I have a family issue which they have let me start later on in the course year which means I miss the first few weeks but I'm relying on that money to buy my books and get to Uni, without it I won't be able to get there
Regarding books - I wouldn't buy them until you are told by lecturers that you need them. My own uni has a system where lecturers have to provide five books per module that we supposedly need. Whilst some were helpful, simply getting those books from the library when I needed to sufficed.