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SFE and claiming ongoing qualifications

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As i have already mentioned, i claimed my diploma of higher education because i have completed level 2 now.

That is a good thing, a good motivator, however...

The OU changed my graduation due date with SFE, to the date i was awarded the Diploma.

So although i have 2 years left before i graduate with a degree, SFE think i have now graduated, and informed HMRC, who have started taking payment for my student loan!!!! from my wages.

One hour of phone calls later, i have sorted it out, and my graduation date has been changed to the correct date.

However it will take 6 weeks to process the change, so as well as the £62 payment to SFE for November, i will have to pay it again in December.

So please do beware, you can claim your Cert and Dips of Higher Education as you go along, but it might trigger SFE to start claiming the loan back early.

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Thanks for warning everyone smile