SLC ready for busy Summer

The arrival of the sunnier weather is most welcome and as the holiday season gets closer many students will be looking forward to a well-earned break from their studies.

For the Operations team at SLC – it’s our busiest time of the year. We have successfully launched all our services for the 22/23 academic year and now our focus is on making sure that students starting or returning to education in the Autumn have their finance in place from day one.

We expect to receive over 1.5 million applications this year – it’s a big number but this is the heart of our role as enablers of student opportunity, so we are ready and prepared for what’s to come.

September feels like a long way off right now – and many students will be thinking about finishing coursework, organising summer jobs and hopefully even fitting in a holiday – so, you could forgive them for not thinking ahead to the start of the academic year. But whatever their plans, we would encourage them to sort their student finance, before the holidays get underway.

New students were advised to apply before 20 May but if they missed this deadline they should still apply as soon as possible. Even if they are waiting for those all-important exam results, it is possible to submit an application without a confirmed place at university or college – and no need to wait for clearing either.

For continuing students, they should re-apply by 24 June to make sure all of their funding is in place for the start of their course. But don’t worry – there is still time if students need to apply after the deadline. If an application is

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