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Okay where to start.
I am 1 of 50,000 students who have had problems with their student finaces (loans and grants). This is due to the relocation of the administration of
the processing information.
I have spoken to dozens and dozens of students who have had their application forms, lost , returned or processed wrongly.
Mine for example is somewhere in limbo. I do not know how i will survive over the next few weeks as i have a gut feeling that my form will be returned
after reading my processing status online.
My online status reads as: 'To be completed' which translated means 'the student has begun to fill in the application but has not completed the
application form', which is total bull, as i am always very on top of form filling and know that it was 100% correct when i sent it out.
The BBC is also detailing the situation, saying their might be a 6-8 week backlog, so that will be the end of October (providing my application is
correct) although judging by my status, it doesn't seem like my status is positive.
Now my problem lies here. I have no money left in my account. I do not have people i can borrow money from as my parents are struggling with the
economy at the moment. I do not know if or when my payments will be processed and to be honest i'm very upset and slowly running out of food.
I do not know if i can pay my rent on time, and this is also affecting me by causing me lots of stress.
I understand i can apply for a small loan from the university (£50) which will just about last me a week or two (and NOT six to eight weeks).
I have tried ringing the student finance company , but it used all my phone credit and i didn't get through to them, now i have no money to top up my
phone. They have also removed their email address from the website and removed the 'live chat' interface.
I have a terrible feeling i will have to abandon my 3rd year of study and return home, which will sadden me as i've worked very hard to get to this
Is there anybody else who is in the same situation, if so - how are you dealing with this?
Any advice please......