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Document What can I do if I do not have all of the evidence you have requested?

Where possible you should send all of the evidence we request from you unless stated otherwise in your 'Evidence Required email'. Failure to provide any of this may result in a delay in your application being assessed.
If you are unable to obtain any of the required evidence you should send in a covering letter, explaining in as much detail as possible the reasons why you cannot provide this along with your student coversheet and the rest of the requested evidence. You should also where possible provide an alternative document.
If you are unable to provide evidence of expenses, your application will be assessed but we would not be able to take these into account until we have received the evidence.
We cannot advise that an alternative document will always be accepted. This is a discretionary decision made upon assessment.

What do I need to send with my supporting evidence?

When sending any evidence, correspondence or paper applications you must include the following:
  • Student coversheet - You can print your student coversheet from the "Documents" section of your BOSS account. This contains your unique barcode reference which enables us to locate your BOSS record and link your documents to it.
  • Self-addressed pre-paid return envelope – This enables us to return your evidence to you. We recommend you pay Signed For or Special Delivery postage on this envelope so that you can track the return of your documents.
When posting anything to us, please also write your SBA reference number (you can obtain this from your student coversheet) in the first line of the postal address and your preferred return address on the back of the envelope that you are sending your documents in.

Failure to provide your student coversheet and a self-addressed envelope (if you're sending evidence to us) will result in the assessment of your application and the return of your documents being delayed. This could also possibly result in a delay to any payment of bursary due to you.


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