HEP Services news
HEP Services news
10/06/2019Students on a part-time undergraduate course in England or Wales can apply for student finance now.
29/05/2019Statement from Chris Skidmore on EU Nationals and Student Finance in England
18/04/2019You can now submit your AY 19/20 postgraduate doctoral courses on CMS.
22/03/2019The government has released guidance regarding student finance arrangements in a no deal scenario.
18/03/2019Let your continuing students know 19/20 SFE FT UG applications are now open.
11/03/2019The Student Finance Wales and Student Finance Northern Ireland full-time undergraduate application services for AY 2019/20 are now open.
25/02/2019The Student Finance England (SFE) Full-Time Undergraduate application service for for new students in AY 2019/20 is now open.
12/02/2019The Courses Management Service (CMS) is now available for you to enter your accelerated degrees for AY 2019/20.
11/02/2019The 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.
07/02/2019Regulations setting out changes to student support for the 2019/20 academic year have now been laid.
31/01/2019This month’s bulletin covers course submissions, our annual Student Support Seminar, GDPR and more.
16/01/2019Our Courses Management Service (CMS) is now available for you to start your AY 2019/20 full-time undergraduate course submission.
31/12/2018This month’s bulletin covers Course submissions, CMS webinar and 2018/19 statistics.
30/11/2018This month’s bulletin covers Registration and Attendance, Part-Time Course Credits, Course Collections and a reminder about your Account Managers.
29/10/2018All 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.
12/10/2018We 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.
01/10/2018Our Fee Payments mailbox has closed so you need to send fee enquiries to our HEP Services mailbox instead.
18/09/2018As 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.
07/09/2018Now 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.
05/09/2018Our Fee Payments mailbox is closing at the end of the month so you'll need to send queries to our HEP Services mailbox instead.
20/08/2018New 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.
13/08/2018HESA 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.
07/08/2018To 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.
02/08/2018Important updates have been made to the Service Definition document for the Attendance Management Service (Formerly known as the Student Information Service (SIS) Service Definition).
10/07/2018Find more information on the introduction of the new regulations concerning full-time and part-time undergraduate fees.
25/06/2018Students 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.
18/06/2018Students 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.
15/06/2018Some AY 2017/18 postgraduate Master’s students may approach their provider to request information to support their AY 2018/19 postgraduate doctoral application.
12/06/2018Encourage your students to apply online as soon as possible to ensure that their funding is ready for the start of their course.
15/05/2018Our 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.
14/05/2018Students 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.
14/05/2018Eligible part-time and postgraduate Northern Irish students can now apply for finance via SFNI for AY 2018/19.
16/04/2018The new Student Finance NI website has launched today with an improved structure and more content that helps to make student finance clearer than ever.
16/04/2018You 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.
12/04/2018We 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.
11/04/2018Providers 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.
10/04/2018Our Courses Management Service (CMS) is now available for all Providers to start AY 18/19 full and part-time Postgraduate Masters course submission.
26/03/2018We are delivering an improved customer experience for students through the introduction of Electronic Signatures to our application process as of 25 March 2018.
13/03/2018The 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.
12/03/2018The Student Finance Northern Ireland full-time undergraduate application service for AY 2018/19 is now open. New students should apply online.
26/02/2018CMS 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.
15/02/2018Information about a change to Postgraduate Healthcare course eligibility for English domiciled students and what this means for entering courses on CMS.
12/02/2018The 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.
11/12/2017The 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.
07/12/2017Jo 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%.
23/11/2017View the presentation from our 2017 HEP Portal Training events.
07/11/2017New information regarding Grant and Loan Overpayment has been published
02/11/2017CMS 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.
18/10/2017Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education in Wales, has released a Written Ministerial Statement
10/10/2017Jo Johnston, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation has released a Written Ministerial Statement.
26/06/2017Students starting a Postgraduate course in 2017 will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PG TFL).
15/06/2017Part-time students who started their course on or after 1 September 2014 can apply now for student finance for academic year 2017/18.
15/06/2017The 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.
12/06/20172017/18 Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales services for Postgraduate students are now open.
08/03/2017Regulations setting out changes to student support for the 2017/18 academic year have now been laid.
22/02/20172017/18 Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales services for HE full-time undergraduate students are now open.
25/08/2016It’s time to register for the HEP Portal Services training events running in Autumn 2016.
27/06/2016Student Finance England postgraduate students can now apply for financial support.
16/03/2016New eligibility criterion in England for EU nationals with five years residence in the UK.
29/02/2016The 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.
15/02/2016The 2016/17 Student Finance England DSAs guidance documents for new and continuing students is now available.