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Careers & Progression

I have been given a Conditional Offer, do I still have to meet these conditions of my offer?

You still have until 31st August to meet the conditions of your offer. There is no official delay for publications of results as of yet.

Can I still make my Firm and Insurance Choice?

Yes, if you have a response from all your choices you will now be able to choose a firm and insurance choice. Given the current circumstances, UCAS have extended the first initial deadline to make your decision by two weeks. The deadlines are as follows:

· If you receive your last decision on or before 4th June 2020…. Your reply date is 18th June 2020 (except if you’re using Extra to find a place)

· If you receive your last decision on or before 13th July 2020… your reply date is 20th July 2020 (Including Extra Choices)

When do I apply for Student Finance?

The student loans company are encouraging new students to apply for Student Finance as soon as possible and have announced that new students should apply by the 22nd May 2020. This is to ensure your funds are in place for the start date of your course.You do not need to have a confirmed university place to apply for Student Finance. If you are thinking about university in September you should apply for Student Finance using your preferred university choice. If this changes down the line you can easily log in to your Student Finance England (SFE) account and change to the correct institution.

 

Why is it important to change to the correct institution later on?

Although you can apply for Student Finance using any preferred university place, you will need to make sure that your account is up to date with the correct institution before the start of your course. This is to ensure that the correct university will receive the payment of your tuition fees from The Student Loans Company.

 

How much maintenance loan am I entitled to?

How much maintenance loan you are entitled to depends on your household income. You can figure out how much you may be entitled to before applying by using the SFE calculator. https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator

 

How do I apply for Student Finance?

You can start your application on the SFE website by clicking the ‘Start Here’ button. https://www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance

 

If you have any concerns about UCAS, Student Finance or want advice on careers, please contact Ruth Crane directly on careers@lipasixthformcollege.org