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Please check this FAQ for answers about how the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak affects student finance. We will be updating this article regularly and it will remain available as long as necessary.

FAQ – Reprofiling termly fee payments


Please check this article and FAQ for answers about reprofiling termly fee payments.

COVID-19 update


SLC issues updated guidance for higher and further education providers.

Update to higher and further education providers – COVID-19


SLC is providing advice to further and higher education providers following the update from the UK Government on its strategy to delay the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Students returning from study abroad due to Coronavirus


Information regarding SFE and SFW students returning from study in countries affected by Coronavirus.

SFE full-time application service for 2020/21 is now open!


The Student Finance England (SFE) full-time undergraduate application service for AY 2020/21 is now open.

SSIN 03/20 – Student Support Regulations for the 2020/21 Academic Year


The Education (Student Fees, Awards and Support etc) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 setting out HE student finance arrangements for the 2020/21 academic year were laid before Parliament on 23 January.

Tuition fee payment dates over the holiday period


Dates for tuition fee payment around the bank holidays have been confirmed.

CMS enhancement to course details


Length of course in weeks and days now displaying in CMS thanks to system enhancements.

HE Gateway user authentication updated in November


We will be updating the way we authenticate users on the HE Gateway in November. If you have an account, you need to check your email address and reauthenticate your account.

HEP Bulletin – September 2019


This month’s bulletin covers recent changes to the HE Account Management team, upcoming events and process updates.

SFE and SFW part-time undergraduate application service now open for AY 2019/20


Students on a part-time undergraduate course in England or Wales can apply for student finance now.

EU Nationals and Student Finance in England


Statement from Chris Skidmore on EU Nationals and Student Finance in England

Course Collection is now open for postgraduate doctoral courses for AY 19/20


You can now submit your AY 19/20 postgraduate doctoral courses on CMS.

DfE Releases Guidance on No Deal EU Exit


The government has released guidance regarding student finance arrangements in a no deal scenario.

SFE 19/20 FT UG applications open to continuing students


Let your continuing students know 19/20 SFE FT UG applications are now open.

SFW and SFNI 2019/20 full-time application services now open!


The Student Finance Wales and Student Finance Northern Ireland full-time undergraduate application services for AY 2019/20 are now open.

SFE full-time application service for 2019/20 is now open!


The Student Finance England (SFE) Full-Time Undergraduate application service for for new students in AY 2019/20 is now open.

AY 2019/20 accelerated degree collection now available


The Courses Management Service (CMS) is now available for you to enter your accelerated degrees for AY 2019/20.

SSIN 04/19 - Student Support EU Exit Regulations for the 2019/20 Academic Year


The EU Exit Regulations that give effect to the Government announcement made on EU nationals’ access to student finance support in AY 2019/20 were laid before Parliament on 31 January 2019.

Student Support Information Note - Student Support Regulations for AY 2019/20


Regulations setting out changes to student support for the 2019/20 academic year have now been laid.

HEP Bulletin – January 2018


This month’s bulletin covers course submissions, our annual Student Support Seminar, GDPR and more.

AY 2019/20 full-time undergraduate course collection is now open


Our Courses Management Service (CMS) is now available for you to start your AY 2019/20 full-time undergraduate course submission.

HEP Bulletin – December 2018


This month’s bulletin covers Course submissions, CMS webinar and 2018/19 statistics.

HEP Bulletin – November 2018


This month’s bulletin covers Registration and Attendance, Part-Time Course Credits, Course Collections and a reminder about your Account Managers.

SLC portal and phone line access


A data centre powerdown will temporarily affect portal and phoneline access this weekend.