Student Loans...or lack of!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Andy_Euph, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    Anybody else still waiting on powers that be to get there **** into gear and get there money?
  2. Andy, have you tried ringing them and giving them a serious piece of your mind?! Worked for me :-D .... I got mine last week, after my landlord threatened to evict me - HARSH :mad: ... so I rang student loans, went absolutely completely and utterly beserk at them and told them if it wasnt pushed forward, I would be homeless :) Amazingly enough, the money was in my account 2 days later. It's amazing what can happen when you're assertive enough.

    My mate did the same thing after I told him, and he got his too :-D

    But goodluck... because I know how CR*P it is without one!!!! You have my sympathy!
  3. Andy_Euph

    Andy_Euph Active Member

    LOL yeah well the amount of times my dads rang me local authorities is stupid and they are just talking out of there backside.

    Apparently i got confirmation today that they are gonna pay my fee's...nice of them as they need to be paid on monday!:mad:

    One word......

  4. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    It's nice to know things haven't changed since I ws in college. :)

    Do what she says andy. Ring them yourself and lay it on thick. Threaten to camp on their doorstep if you get evicted.
  5. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    Yea, i echo that... ring them up yaself.............. and threaten to sue :p...

    well.... just keep at them anyway :lol:

  6. Jo Elson

    Jo Elson Member

    well i got my loan end of september, even though that was late. But it was said that there was a problem with all first year loans, and that they would be giving a reimbersing all those who it affected. At the uni I go to loads of us had to go into our overdraft because our tuition fees had to be paid in the first week and we had no loan, so the loans company gave a kind of good will gesture of extra money to some.
  7. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    I'd like to suggest to you all that you bear in mind that the person on the other end of the telephone is not the person who makes the policy and who is delaying the loan payment. So please remember to be courteous. It is possible to be courteous and assertive. Swearing is not assertion, it is aggression. There is a huge difference.

    </public service announcement> ;)
  8. Aidan

    Aidan Active Member

    andy lad mibbes thi cannae oonderstan yeon the phoon like.. ??
  9. HBB

    HBB Active Member

  10. I never once swore at the guy I spoke to... but he is there for a reason... it is his job, and had I not been so assertive, Im pretty certain I'd have got no where - just like the previous 2 times where I got no result at all. People take on those jobs knowing people will call with complaints... and besides... THEY were getting paid!! I wasn't!! :p
  11. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    My English may finally be getting better :-D . I think he said "Maybe they cannot understand you on the phone?"
  12. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    ... like ... :D
  13. brassybabe

    brassybabe Member

    keep checkin ur balance mate. i got mine today. at last!!!!!!!!! :D

    Elaine xxx
  14. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    WHOOHOOO! thats great dude!

    There's hope for you guys yet! :)

    (rather you than me though! LOL!!! sorrrrrrry!) *runs*
  15. jonford

    jonford Member

    Mine came through the day they stated, early September. Must have been one of the lucky ones! Although I did get my form in early, I still know a lot of people who are waiting and are living in overdrafts!
  16. Nuke

    Nuke Active Member

    yea i got my loan on the day it was supposed to arrive. and to make you feel better a £500 cheque a couple of days later off the uni aswell. Sweet.
  17. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Mine was a week late this year. I wouldn't worry andy, northumberland LEA are sooo inept.

    I was working at County Hall in the planning dept over the summer and dropped my financial form off to their office, in person. They didn't acknowledge it as having arrived for 3 weeks!!

    It then took them 3 months to decide that they are going to contribute the amazing sum of......... £35 towards my fees. They made me miss the postal re-registration date and i ended up queing to register for 2 hours at uni. I also had to wait for my loan.

    Northumberland LEA are dead slow. You'll get it eventually!
  18. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    Got mine just in time... took £20 out of a cash machine on a sunday, got my loan on monday morning, had £13 in my account...
  19. six pints

    six pints Active Member

    too true, too true! got mine on thursday, my form was only slightly late and thats cos they said we could do it online. muppets.

    hang in there andy!
  20. Big Twigge

    Big Twigge Active Member

    I got mine on time. I have none left . I love my overdraft and credit card.

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