If there is a delay in the payment of your first loan installment, we may be able to offer you some short-term help.
Short-term Loans are available to ‘home’ students in financial difficulty where students have no alternative source of funds and have not yet received their loan installment through no fault of their own. Applications are subject to supporting documentary evidence.
1. If you haven’t applied to Student Finance England (SFE) yet. You need to pick up the Student Money Adviser’s leaflet from our Student Hub, as this details how to make an application.
2. If you have applied in good time but haven’t received any money yet. Please see below for the circumstances where we may be able to offer some assistance:
• You have applied but your application is still being processed.
• You have applied and Student Finance England is requesting more information.
• Your Loan application has been delayed because you have been through clearing.
• You were deferred in 2012/13 and referred to the September Exam Board and this delayed your application (we will need evidence from your faculty confirming the board’s decision).
3. If you have been informed by Student Finance England that your Loan will be delayed more than two weeks.
Any assistance offered in the form of a Short-term Loan will primarily be to help with food and travel costs for up to four weeks. We are unable to cover your rent or tuition fees costs. If you cannot pay your accommodation you will need to try and arrange deferment of rent payments with the accommodation/finance office or landlord directly.
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If you have received Your Student Finance Breakdown and Your Payment Timetable from Student Finance England, you need to contact them to find out when your money will be paid (please note that the Student Loans Company do not release funds until you have enrolled on your course. You should also have completed the Loan Request and the University needs confirmed your attendance. (Payment will be between 3 and 5 working days from confirmation of attendance).
You will receive a text from the Student Loans Company the day before funds are due into your account.
If you have children or are starting your final year of study you maybe eligible for an award from the Access to Learning Fund (ALF). In this circumstance we may be able to offer you an advance on this award rather than a Short-term Loan.
Please see below for details of evidence required to accompany a completed application form:
New Students not yet in receipt of their Student Finance Breakdown and Payment Timetable documents:
• Confirmation that you have applied to SFE (letter, printout or fax)
• Up-to-date bank mini-statement
• Copy of Your Student Finance Breakdown and Your Payment Timetable/ confirmation that you have applied to SFE (letter, printout or fax)
• Decision of the September Exam Board
• Up-to-date bank mini-statement
Telephone: 0113 8126701 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After these dates please contact us from the Student Hub and we will arrange to see you.
You are required to re-pay this short-term loan when your Student Loan comes through. If you cannot repay then you should contact the relevant office in advance of the repayment date and explain the reasons for non payment. You can repay your loan by telephone with a debit or credit card. Tel: 0113 8123832
If you require help with general living costs you might like to consider an application to the Access to Learning Fund (ALF), please contact the Student Hub from 16th September 2013.
Leeds Met also has a small fund to help students with short-term emergencies which are not covered by Short-Term Loans. This is small amounts of cash and possibly food vouchers for a few days until funds come through, usually at the beginning of the academic year. No provision can be made from this fund to cover rent payments.
Students should contact Money Support in the first instance to discuss their situation.
Also see the Access to Learning Fund Page