SLC statement regarding funding for EU nationals

Following the result of the referendum on EU membership, a statement on funding for EU nationals has been released by the Student Loans Company.

The following applies to EU nationals who are currently in receipt of student loans from the Student Loans Company (SLC), and to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from this autumn.

“EU nationals or their family members, currently in further education, and who are assessed as eligible to receive loans from the SLC, will continue to receive these loans until they finish their course. This applies to all student finance from the SLC for students in England for which EU nationals are eligible. This includes loans to cover tuition fees (for those resident in the EEA for three years).  It also includes other SLC products not offered in FE such as loans and grants for maintenance (limited to those resident in the UK for at least three years), and some other grants and allowances.

The rules applying to EU nationals, or their family members, who have applied for a place at  a provider from this August to study a learning aim which attracts student support are unchanged. The SLC will assess these applications against existing eligibility criteria, and will provide loans in the normal way. EU nationals, or their family members, who are assessed as eligible to receive loans by the SLC will then be eligible for the duration of their study on that course. These eligibility criteria set out that for students beginning study from this August,”

Students should consult their provider’s student finance office, or the GOV.UK website, for information on what support they can receive.

Steve Lamey
Chief Executive Officer
Partner Services  - The Student Loans Company