I applied for SFE in July after getting a place for Uni through clearing in July. I previously had withdrawn from uni in 2022 due to health issues and did not receive any SFE payments after my first year. I reapplied for SFE using the same account I used for my previous uni studies. Due to this, it appears as though I’ve applied for student finance as a continuing student though they didn’t give me an option to specify whether I’m a returning or new student. They’ve only just now emailed me to tell me that this means I need
to re-apply as a new student this year using a physical form after initially processing my application as a continuing student.
Will this affect how much Student Finance I get? And when will I receive it at this point? Should I just apply online or will mailing a physical form make the process quicker? When I go to the SFE website, it tells me they’re still processing my application. Is this also normal?