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HEP Bulletin – November 2018

30/11/2018

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

Are you ready to register with the Office for Students?

29/10/2018

All English higher education providers are required to register with the Office for Students (OfS) in order to submit courses on CMS for new students in AY 2019/20.

We're locking down your JACS codes on CMS on Friday 19 October

12/10/2018

We will lock down the functionality to edit course JACS codes in the Courses Management Service (CMS) on Friday 19 October. Please review your courses on CMS to ensure that correct JACS codes have been entered for all of them.

Fee enquiries should now be sent to our HEP Services mailbox

01/10/2018

Our Fee Payments mailbox has closed so you need to send fee enquiries to our HEP Services mailbox instead.

Now's the time to confirm attendance for your 2018/19 students

18/09/2018

As we are approaching the main tuition fee payment date for liability period one, we would like to remind you of your responsibilities around attendance confirmation.

Now's the time to confirm registration for your 2018/19 students

07/09/2018

Now that we are in the new academic year and peak period for registration confirmations, we would like to remind you of your responsibilities around this process and highlight our our updated guidance for further information.

Fee Payment Mailbox Closure

05/09/2018

Our Fee Payments mailbox is closing at the end of the month so you'll need to send queries to our HEP Services mailbox instead.

Non-Attendance Confirmation and Maintenance Payments

20/08/2018

New functionality for AY 2018/19 will see a student's maintenance payments blocked when a negative attendance confirmation is submitted in SIS. More information can be found in the ‘Attendance and When to Confirm’ Quick Guide.

New Subject Coding System Introduced

13/08/2018

HESA has introduced a new subject coding system known as the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) to be used from academic year 2019/20. HECoS codes will be required when adding 2019/20 courses to CMS.

Get ready for Clearing with SFE’s bundle!

07/08/2018

To help you support your students as they go through Clearing, we’ve created a toolkit of resources for you to use with them or share on your website and across your social media channels.

Attendance Management Updates

02/08/2018

Important updates have been made to the Service Definition document for the Attendance Management Service (Formerly known as the Student Information Service (SIS) Service Definition).

Maximum fees for the 2019/20 Academic Year

10/07/2018

Find more information on the introduction of the new regulations concerning full-time and part-time undergraduate fees.

2018/19 SFW Postgraduate Doctoral Loan application service now open

25/06/2018

Students in Wales starting an eligible postgraduate Doctoral course from 1 August 2018 can apply now for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan. Resources are also available for you and your students.

2018/19 SFE Postgraduate Doctoral Loan application service now open

18/06/2018

Students in England starting an eligible postgraduate Doctoral course from 1 August 2018 can apply now for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan. Resources are also available for you and your students.

Additional evidence request for some postgraduate doctoral students in AY 2018/19

15/06/2018

Some AY 2017/18 postgraduate Master’s students may approach their provider to request information to support their AY 2018/19 postgraduate doctoral application.

SFE and SFW part-time application services for academic year 2018/19 now open

12/06/2018

Encourage your students to apply online as soon as possible to ensure that their funding is ready for the start of their course.

Postgraduate Doctoral Course Submission Now Available

15/05/2018

Our Courses Management Service (CMS) is now available for all Higher Education Providers with research degree awarding powers to submit postgraduate doctoral courses for English and Welsh domiciled students.

SFE and SFW: 2018/19 Postgraduate Master’s Loan application service now open

14/05/2018

Students in England and Wales starting a postgraduate Master’s course from 1 August 2018 can apply now for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan. Resources are also available for you and your students.

SFNI AY 2018/19 Part-time and Postgraduate Student Applications Open Now

14/05/2018

Eligible part-time and postgraduate Northern Irish students can now apply for finance via SFNI for AY 2018/19.

Student Finance NI: new website launch

16/04/2018

The new Student Finance NI website has launched today with an improved structure and more content that helps to make student finance clearer than ever.

Bursary Administration Service now available for AY 2018/19

16/04/2018

You can add your awards and rules for AY 2018/19 on the Bursary Portal now to have them in place at the start of the academic year.

Grant and Loan Overpayment Recovery

12/04/2018

We have implemented the system to recover overpayments of maintenance loans incurred from academic year 2017/18 by offsetting them against students’ future funding entitlements as of AY 2018/19.

It’s time to submit attendance confirmations for third instalment fee payments

11/04/2018

Providers are reminded to complete their attendance confirmation submissions by Wednesday, 25 April so that we can make third instalment fee payments to them on behalf their students next month.

Postgraduate Masters Course Collection now open

10/04/2018

Our Courses Management Service (CMS) is now available for all Providers to start AY 18/19 full and part-time Postgraduate Masters course submission.

SLC Delivers Electronic Signatures for Students Applying in 2018/19

26/03/2018

We are delivering an improved customer experience for students through the introduction of Electronic Signatures to our application process as of 25 March 2018.

SFW 2018/19 full-time application service now open!

13/03/2018

The Student Finance Wales full-time undergraduate application service for AY 2018/19 is now open. New students should apply online. There's a range of resources on our practitioner website.

SFNI 2018/19 full-time application service now open!

12/03/2018

The Student Finance Northern Ireland full-time undergraduate application service for AY 2018/19 is now open. New students should apply online.

AY 18/19 PT Undergraduate Course Collection now available

26/02/2018

CMS is now available for all publicly funded, Higher Education Providers within England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to commence their AY 2018/19 part-time undergraduate course submission.

Postgraduate Healthcare: Change to eligibility

15/02/2018

Information about a change to Postgraduate Healthcare course eligibility for English domiciled students and what this means for entering courses on CMS.

SFE 2018/19 full-time application service now open!

12/02/2018

The Student Finance England full-time undergraduate application service for AY 2018/19 is now open. New students should apply online. There’s a range of resources for partners on our practitioner website.

2018/19 Financial Memorandum - England

11/12/2017

The Financial Memorandum outlining the higher education student finance package for the 2018/19 academic year for undergraduate students in England and accompanying Student Support Information Note are now available.

2018/19 England - update on memorandum and regulations

07/12/2017

Jo Johnston, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has released a Written Ministerial Statement confirming the uplift on all non-fee rates (Maintenance, Dependants Grants and Disabled Students Allowances) for AY 2018/19 by 3.2%.

HEP Portal Services Training Presentation

23/11/2017

View the presentation from our 2017 HEP Portal Training events.

Grant and Loan Overpayment information update

07/11/2017

New information regarding Grant and Loan Overpayment has been published

AY 18/19 FT Undergraduate Course Collection now available

02/11/2017

CMS is now available for all publicly funded, Higher Education Providers within England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to commence their AY 2018/19 full time undergraduate course submission.

Welsh repayment threshold change and Tuition fee level for 2018/19

18/10/2017

Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education in Wales, has released a Written Ministerial Statement

England repayment threshold change and Tuition fee level for 2018/19

10/10/2017

Jo Johnston, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has released a Written Ministerial Statement.

SFNI Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan applications for AY2017/18 now open

26/06/2017

Students starting a Postgraduate course in 2017 will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PG TFL).

SFW part-time loan applications for 2017/18 now open

15/06/2017

Part-time students who started their course on or after 1 September 2014 can apply now for student finance for academic year 2017/18.

SFNI Part-Time Tuition Fee Loan applications for 2017/18 now open

15/06/2017

The Department for the Economy has extended its student support package from the beginning of the 2017/18 Academic Year, with tuition fee loans being made available for part-time undergraduate and full-time distance learning study.

SFE & SFW Postgraduate application services for 2017/18 are now open

12/06/2017

2017/18 Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales services for Postgraduate students are now open.

Student Support Information Note - Student Support Regulations 2017

08/03/2017

Regulations setting out changes to student support for the 2017/18 academic year have now been laid.

SFE & SFW Undergraduate application services for 2017/18 are now open

22/02/2017

2017/18 Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales services for HE full-time undergraduate students are now open.

Regulations increasing fees for undergraduates in England in 2017/18 have now been laid

20/12/2016


HEP Portal Services Training Events

25/08/2016

It’s time to register for the HEP Portal Services training events running in Autumn 2016.

SFE’s Postgraduate Loan application service is now open!

27/06/2016

Student Finance England postgraduate students can now apply for financial support.

SSIN (06/16) - extending residency requirements for EU nationals

16/03/2016

New eligibility criterion in England for EU nationals with five years residence in the UK.

SFE, SFW and SFNI HE full-time undergraduate application services for 2016/17 are now open!

29/02/2016

The 2016/17 Student Finance England, Student Finance Wales and Student Finance Northern Ireland services for HE full-time undergraduate students are now open. We are encouraging new students to apply as soon as possible.

Student Finance England 2016/17 Disabled Students Allowance guidance

15/02/2016

The 2016/17 Student Finance England DSAs guidance documents for new and continuing students is now available.