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    Hi,

    I'm planning to study abroad in the US in the 18/19 academic year. I have read on the SFE website and elsewhere on this forum about the way the maintenance loan and travel grant work but had some questions.

    I read that the payment date of the first maintenance loan payment can be moved forward if I move abroad 25 days before my course start date. Does this mean the start date for my course in the UK (last week of September) or the course start date for my course at the abroad university (last week of August)?

    Also, is there an estimate for roughly how long it takes for travel grant claims to be assessed and paid? For example, if I claimed for a return flight (costing over the £303 disregard) at the start of April, when could I hope/expect to receive the money for that?

    Thanks,

    Jack
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    Hi,

    I'm planning to study abroad in the US in the 18/19 academic year. I have read on the SFE website and elsewhere on this forum about the way the maintenance loan and travel grant work but had some questions.

    I read that the payment date of the first maintenance loan payment can be moved forward if I move abroad 25 days before my course start date. Does this mean the start date for my course in the UK (last week of September) or the course start date for my course at the abroad university (last week of August)?

    Also, is there an estimate for roughly how long it takes for travel grant claims to be assessed and paid? For example, if I claimed for a return flight (costing over the £303 disregard) at the start of April, when could I hope/expect to receive the money for that?

    Thanks,

    Jack
    Hi Jack,


    The first Maintenance Loan payment can be brought forward 25 days before the UK course start date,not the overseas course.

    Also the current processing times for Travel Grant applications to be processed is 6 working days. Timescales will vary daily depending on workflow.

    Thanks

    Louise
 
 
 
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