Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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Are you still waiting to receive your first instalment of funding?

Most new and continuing students who applied for student finance in good time should have been assessed and received their first instalment of Maintenance Loan. If you are still waiting to receive some funding, there could be a number of different reasons for this. We recommend you log on to your online Student Finance account and check the status of your application. Please read on to see the different terms Student Finance use to describe the status of funding applications/assessments:

Awaiting confirmation this means that  Student Finance is waiting for the university to tell them that you’re enrolled and engaging with the course. 

This has happened for the vast majority of students already and you must be fully enrolled on the course for us to be able to confirm you are here.

If you see the term Awaiting attendance confirmation’next to the Tuition Fee Loan element, this is perfectly normal. We don’t collect fee loan payments until later in the term so this will  subsequently  change to Paid’in November.  Please remember that the Tuition Fee Loan is paid direct to the university, not to you. 

Scheduled –this means that Student Finance has all the information they need from you and your loan has been approved for payment. 

Payment in progress  payment is on its way. It usually takes up to 3 working days to reach your bank account. 

Blocked this usually means that you either need to submit your bank details in order to receive the Maintenance Loan, or your National Insurance number is being verified. It can take up to 2 weeks for Student Finance to check National Insurance numbers. 

However, it can also mean that the Tuition Fee Loan has been withheld this academic year due to previous study, so please get in touch if you know that this applies to you or may apply to you.

Failed –this means that unfortunately the payment was returned to Student Finance. Please check your bank details urgently. 

Paid – this is what everyone wants to read! 

If you are still waiting to be assessed because you applied late or through Clearing or you are waiting for the school to update your enrolment record after an Exam Board, please email the Student Advice team or call us on 01273 642888 with any questions (lines are open 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday – Friday)

Best wishes

Student Advice Service

Helen Abrahams • September 30, 2023

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