The Student Loans Company has launched a new system that makes it easier to provide supporting evidence for student finance applications, as it urges returning and part time students in England and Wales to apply now.
The Company has introduced Digital Evidence Submission which allows undergraduate full and part time students and their parents and partners, to submit evidence via their online accounts.
The service will also make it easier for students who need additional support to supply evidence. Students applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances, Grants for Dependants and full income assessed support can now directly upload evidence rather than having to post it.
The launch of Digital Evidence Submission is one of a number of planned improvements for SLC customers. It will benefit many students who will be able to upload their evidence without leaving home – making the application process faster and more streamlined.
Derek Ross, SLC Executive Director of Operations said: “Our clear message to students is to apply now to ensure funding is in place for the start of term. The arrival of Digital Evidence Submission makes it even easier to get this done, as most evidence can now simply be uploaded from a phone or laptop – without the need for a trip to the post office.”
Students and their parents and partners can submit most evidence required by logging in to their online accounts. They can also follow Student Finance England and Student Finance Wales on Twitter and Facebook for regular information updates.