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Too late to apply to student accommodation?

I’m the biggest procrastinator ever, is it too late to apply for student accommodation? I already have my place sorted, just wondering if there’s a certain deadline or if i’m really late? thanks
Depends. Where have you applied to and what is their timetable?
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Original post by Johnny Valentine
Depends. Where have you applied to and what is their timetable?

Angila Ruskin in cambridge. I have no idea what the timetable is, don’t even know why I’m going to uni tbh lmao
Original post by cora980
Angila Ruskin in cambridge. I have no idea what the timetable is, don’t even know why I’m going to uni tbh lmao


Looks like applications are still open

https://www.aru.ac.uk/student-life/accommodation/what-you-need-to-know/applying-for-accommodation

https://housing.anglia.ac.uk/StarRezPortalX/F3AF0641/1/1/Home-Welcome_to_the_Angli?UrlToken=787977B5

You may want to contact them first thing in the morning!
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aw thanks a lot! what about student finance? haven’t done that either
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Original post by cora980
aw thanks a lot! what about student finance? haven’t done that either

Start that NOW!! Get straight onto the website and set the account up for yourself and parents straight away. It’ll only take about 5 minutes, but if you want your fees to be paid on time and require a maintenance loan to cover living costs you’re leaving things late.With a bit of luck your parents or the person sponsoring your demand doesn’t have a complicated financial status with multiple sources of income from abroad or equivalent so it should be OK.But even so SFE have a huge number of students to deal with so the longer you leave it the more likely your file will be sitting on a wait list rather than being treated
While it’s best to have finance sorted before your course starts, you can apply up to 9 months after the start of your course. Only issue is, you won’t be able to start your course if your fee’s haven’t been paid!

https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance/when

However….. they do have a “late” applicants process and they work to make sure that your course is paid for the day you start - all the instructions for this are at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-get-your-first-payment-if-youre-applying-late

Again, you should really apply ASAP but do note the documents you will require to make an application (so have those to hand when you log on)

Passport details
National Insurance number
UK bank details
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Original post by Johnny Valentine
While it’s best to have finance sorted before your course starts, you can apply up to 9 months after the start of your course. Only issue is, you won’t be able to start your course if your fee’s haven’t been paid!

https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance/when

However….. they do have a “late” applicants process and they work to make sure that your course is paid for the day you start - all the instructions for this are at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-get-your-first-payment-if-youre-applying-late

Again, you should really apply ASAP but do note the documents you will require to make an application (so have those to hand when you log on)

Passport details
National Insurance number
UK bank details

urghhh i’m stressing now, why did i leave it so long.. thanks so much tho!
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Original post by Euapp
Start that NOW!! Get straight onto the website and set the account up for yourself and parents straight away. It’ll only take about 5 minutes, but if you want your fees to be paid on time and require a maintenance loan to cover living costs you’re leaving things late.With a bit of luck your parents or the person sponsoring your demand doesn’t have a complicated financial status with multiple sources of income from abroad or equivalent so it should be OK.But even so SFE have a huge number of students to deal with so the longer you leave it the more likely your file will be sitting on a wait list rather than being treated


thanks so much. i’m getting it done in the morning. hopefully it’s sorted in time for start of uni lol
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Original post by cora980
thanks so much. i’m getting it done in the morning. hopefully it’s sorted in time for start of uni lol

You should be OK, but don’t hang around.

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