Hey guys. I applied for student finance for the previous academic year (16/17) and everything went fine, I sent all the documentation and it was approved. I finished my 2nd year of uni and didn't have any problem with student finance. Today I received an email from my uni saying this:
STUDENT FINANCE ENGLAND ASSESSMENT REPORT TUITION FEE AY 2016/17
ACCOUNT BALANCE £9000We are writing in regard to your Student Funding. We have been informed by ‘Student Finance’ that they are not funding you for the above mentioned academic year/s and you are liable to pay the fee of £9000. The payment is now overdue and immediate payment is required to bring your account back in line with University of Bedfordshire fee policy."
I went on the student finance website to check the payments and all the info for the year 16/17 was missing.
I'm currently in my third and final year and student finance has approved my funding for this year.
Will I be able to apply again for the previous year of 16/17? Has this happened to any of you before?
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- Thread Starter
Last edited by pedroneves; 09-11-2017 at 20:56. Reason: Not finished
- 09-11-2017 20:12
- 09-11-2017 20:15
Saying what? I think you missed a part out ;-)
- Thread Starter
- 09-11-2017 20:56
- 09-11-2017 21:01
Do you have any correspondence from SFE when you applied telling you that your loan was approved? Letters, emails, digital screenshots from inside your account?
You need to gather as much evidence as you can together showing that you had applied and been approved, contact your University to let them know that you had been and that you’re going to contact SFE as soon as you possibly can and then question them as to why they haven’t paid when you signed the contract with them.
Also, I would log into your student loans company account and check your balance to see if it has accounted for the last year, if they’re charging you it but haven’t paid it then there’s definitely something fishy going on.
1) gather as much evidence as you can from when you applied
2) contact your uni and let them know what’s happening
3) contact SFE and question them constantly until they figure out what’s happened.
Hope this helps, I’m eager to help with this!