Following the announcement by the Student Loan Company (SLC) in May 2017, this message is to confirm the arrangements in place for RVC students.

The additional period spent on AHEMS/EMS was included when the RVC submitted the course term dates to the SLC for the 2017/8 academic year, prior to the announcement. Years 1 – 5 and the graduate entry year have all counted as long courses, and counted towards the SLC’s Long Course Loan (LCL). As such, students at the RVC who are eligible have already been receiving the LCL in previous years and this will continue to be the case going forward. 

For students domiciled in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, this will mean an entitlement to any additional maintenance support associated with studying on a long course, according to their individual circumstances. These loans are means tested and therefore will automatically be allocated as part of the loan assessment. For further information on the relevant nations additional support for long-course loans, please see the following links.

Student Loan’s Company guidance for England

Student Finance Wales

Student Finance Northern Ireland

If you are unsure whether you are receiving the correct amount of loan or are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact the Money & Welfare Adviser in the Advice Centre, moneymatters@rvc.ac.uk.

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