Once you have successfully applied to the Student Loans Company for funding of your undergraduate tuition fees, you should receive a 'notification of funding' letter from them to confirm the amount that they are paying towards your fees.
In addition, Kings’ College London receive regular automatic updates from the Student Loans Company which are used to base the invoicing process on.
Those students who have applied successfully to receive part funding of their fees, will receive an invoice in October for the balance of fees that they are responsible for, but this will not be payable until 31 January. If you wish to do so, you can make part or full payment before the January due date.
If you have been sent a tuition fee invoice, but understood from the Student Loans Company that they are funding your fees, then we would strongly advise you to contact Student Finance England to discuss your situation. Whilst you may have been sent a notification of funding letter previously, Student Finance England do re-assess applications and can change their funding decision and as a result the student can then become liable for the fees. If after speaking to Student Finance, they agree to fund your fees, then ask them to send you an updated financial notification letter which you will need to provide to Credit Control.
Upon receipt of a new valid financial notification letter, Credit Control can liaise with the Student Funding Office to arrange to amend your fee liability accordingly.
Please visit our Student Funding web pages for further information about Applying for Student Loans and Grants.
If you are confused by a decision from the SLC and/or you wish to challenge it, you may find it useful to speak to the Student Advice team within King’s Student Services. There are Specialist Money Advisers within the team who are experts on the eligibility criteria for UK funding and will be able to advise you on the SLC decision and any options you may have with respect to appealing the decision or complaining about how your application was handled.