Frequent question: Do I have to send my actual passport to student finance?

Do I have to send my original passport to student finance?

If you don’t have one, you’ll need to send original documents (passport or birth certificate) to Student Finance. Just make sure you allow a few weeks to get them back.

Can I apply for student finance if I live abroad?

To get student finance, you should apply to the nation where you normally live. If you moved to a different UK nation because of studying there, that doesn’t count as being ‘ordinarily resident’. If you’ve been temporarily abroad, or away with the UK Armed Forces, you’re usually still eligible for support.

Does Student Finance Ask for proof of address?

You do not normally need to provide evidence of your residence at the time of applying, but SFE might ask you to provide it later. Examples of documents you could provide include a tenancy agreement, or payslips, or bank statements.

What evidence do I need to send to student finance?

You don’t need to send any evidence of household income when you first apply. Your parents and partner can simply provide their income and National Insurance Number. Later in the process, you might be asked to provide evidence like payslips or P60s to prove your parents’ or partner’s income.

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What happens if you make a mistake on student finance application?

I have applied for the wrong course or made a mistake on my application, what do I do? You can complete a CO1 form, this is provided by Student Finance and you will be able to amend the details on your application.

Do I have to pay my student loan back if I move abroad?

It’s one of the most commonly asked questions about Student Loans in the UK – do you have to repay your loan if you move abroad? In a nutshell, yes you do – but your repayments will no longer be automatic, and you’ll have to put in the legwork so you don’t get stung with charges (or worse) later.

What happens to student loan if you leave the country?

Students. If you go abroad and are no longer within the UK tax system, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) stop being involved in your student loan repayments and the Student Loans Company (SLC) takes over.

Can I go to university with limited leave to remain?

Other students who fall into a narrow group of exceptional categories, such as refugees, may also be eligible to apply for student funding, but students with limited leave to remain and discretionary leave to remain (DLR) are ineligible.

How long does it take to get approved for student finance?

It can take up to 6 weeks to process your application. You might have to provide extra evidence.

Is Student finance classed as public funds?

Student Support is the name given to financial support provided by the Government to eligible students in the UK. Student Support is not considered as one of the ‘public funds‘, as defined in paragraph 6 of the Immigration Rules.

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Can I get maintenance loan with pre settled status?

EU/EEA students and Swiss nationals will also no longer be eligible for financial support from Student Finance England, such as Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. Exceptions will apply to those who have been granted settled status or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).