Once you have applied to uni successfully and you’ve started your course at your chosen university, you will probably give out a huge sigh of relief. But for some students, the first few weeks or months can be a little bumpy.
You may decide to change course, or you might have a 'change of circumstances' due to your family life or financial matters. It’s important that you keep Student Finance up-to-date with these changes, so that your student loan payments are not affected.
If you don’t, you may end up with a hefty bill to pay back money that you weren’t entitled to, or you could lose out on money that you should have been getting.
Changes of circumstances due to minor things
You change your bank or bank account into which your student loan payments are made.
Changes of circumstances related to your studies
Changes of circumstances related to your home life
You should do this as soon as possible and some changes can be reported online. You need to contact the student finance department relevant to your home address:
For changes that you can’t make online, you can report your change of circumstances and ask for a ‘Change of circumstances’ form. The relevant student finance office will then contact you and let you know the next steps you need to take.