There was considerable discussion on both lists last November on
Student Loan payment dates and a number of us e-mailed Yvonne Clarke
of the DfES to give our views. I know also that Jayne Aldridge was
Since then - no feedback. I've telephoned Yvonne who has promised to
get back to me.
I am particularly concerned as expressed in my original e-mail
because of the late Easter next year and our third "term" beginning
on 5 May 2003 (with the session ending on 13 June 2003). This means
that students will receive their 3rd instalment very late for a
disproportionately short period!
Has anyone heard anything definitive please? Also, re issue 39 (Dec
01) of Student Support Update "Important news about the future
payment of student loans" - "We are actively considering making all
loan payments by BACS from 2002/03 onwards". Could someone please
enlighten me as to the outcome of the active consideration?
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