Student Finance

Academic Registry

Academic Registry submits a registration confirmation at the beginning of each academic year for each student who has an approved application for funding. When this has been submitted, it will trigger the release of the maintenance grant /loan and contribution to cost loans. Please allow 4-6 working days for payment to land in your account.

Contact

If you need to ask a question about your funding, please log a question on AZO: https://advicezone.southwales.ac.uk    

Your Student Loan

Student Finance payments are scheduled to be released once your course has started upon completion of the online enrolment process. New students must also log into Blackboard for the first time once enrolled. This will trigger a notification advising us that you are engaging with USW and will allow us to confirm your registration with the Student Loans Company

Once the University has confirmed your registration to the Student Loans Company, you can then expect to receive payment within 4 to 6 working days, depending on who you bank with. Please note, your application for Student Finance must have been approved before the University can confirm your registration with the Student Loans Company

Before we can confirm your registration with the Student Finance Company, new students must also log into Blackboard for the first time once you have completed the online enrolment process. Blackboard provides access to Study Skills and Maths support modules as well as course information for the majority of students. 

You are only required to be enrolled on your course for the registration confirmation to be sent for your student loan payment. 

If your application for a loan has been approved at least four working days before the start date of your course and you have completed online enrolment, then you should receive the loan in your bank account on the first day of your course. 

If your application for a loan has not been approved before the first day of your course, it can take four to six working days after confirmation has been sent for you to receive your loan

Please note if you are enrolled on a different mode of study (e.g. FT or PT) to your approved Postgraduate Masters loan application, we will have to update the Student Loans Company with this information before we can confirm your registration, which can take up to a further five to ten working days.  

If you not had your student loan, please access the Student Finance Flowchart to check and see if you need to take any further action for your loan to be release before you log a call on Advice Zone Online

Clearing students

If you've already applied for funding but have changed your course or university, you need to update your details with the Student Finance team as soon as possible. You can do this by logging onto your Student Finance account and submit the relevant transfer Change of Circumstances form. If you have difficulty doing this, please contact the University of South Wales Student Records team via the Advice Zone Online system. Please include your Student Finance Student Support Number (SSN) if known.

If you haven't applied for finance yet, you need to apply now to give yourself the best possible chance of receiving your first payment in time for starting your course.