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Document What can I do if the expiry date of my immigration status expires before my course ends?

When your original application is assessed we will calculate funding based on a whole academic year and start making any payment you are due.  However, if you have had temporary immigration status BOSS will detect and place a hold on any payments being made after your immigration status has expired as you would no longer be eligible for funding unless your status is extended.

If your immigration status has been extended by the UK Border Agency (UKBA), you will need to send evidence of this along with a covering letter explaining your status has changed and your student coversheet in order to receive any payments after you’re the expiry date of your original immigration status.

Any payments that had been held while we were waiting for this information will resume within 25 working days of us receiving the relevant evidence.

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 self-addressed envelope (if evidence included) will result in the processing 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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