Presentation on theme: "Online Funding Application Guidance Our online application process is fast and efficient and it means you have peace of mind financially before embarking."— Presentation transcript:
Online Funding Application Guidance Our online application process is fast and efficient and it means you have peace of mind financially before embarking on student life with us. Please ensure that you have received your invitation email to apply before proceeding. You should apply for funding within 6 weeks of your course start date as funds are limited. Communication is the key. We tend to communicate via mobile and email – so please ensure we have your most up-to-date contact details. This allows us to let you know about everything from the application process right through to attendance and payment notifications for the duration of your course.
Step 1: Activate Account First step is to activate your account with your unique student reference number. You will find this on your invitation to apply for funding email and will look something like this: 20001234 (9 digits) You will then create a username which will be a valid email address (the email address used when you applied for the course) and a password, which should be at least 8 characters long, must contain a capital letter and a number. It’s important to keep a note of these details as you will need them to log into your account again.
Step 2: Apply for Funding There are up to 10 sections for you to complete, depending on your circumstances and what funding you are applying for. These are broken down on the right hand side of the screen. If a section has been completed correctly a green tick will appear, if not then a red cross will appear, so you will know exactly what section needs to be looked at again. Please go back into any sections with the red cross and fill out the required information.
Step 3: Begin Application You will begin your application process by selecting the New Bursary/EMA Application button. Please go back into any sections with the red cross and fill out the required information. Your Name will Appear Here
Step 4: Declaration You can provide any further information in this section to support your application here. If you are happy for us to discuss your application, attendance / payment issues with your parents, spouse or partner please tick YES here – if you DO NOT wish us to discuss anything with anyone other than yourself – please ensure that you tick NO. Please go back into any sections with the red cross and fill out the required information.
Step 5: Required Evidence Once you have entered all your information carefully. it’s time to submit the Required Evidence. Details of documents required are listed – you are now required to upload your documents
Step 6: Uploading Your Documents Once you have submitted your application you should now upload the requested documents. Click on “BROWSE” and then select where your documents are saved on your pc/laptop/tablet. Select the required documents and click “OPEN” then click “UPLOAD DOCUMENT”
Step 7: Submit Application Once you have entered all your information carefully. it’s time to submit the application. On clicking this button you will receive an automatic message requesting documents. This information will also be sent as an email to the address you have used as your username. If you have missed any required fields of the application a red cross will appear to alert you. You will not be able to submit your application until you have completed all the required sections. Submit Application Please click the Submit Application button to submit your application. Once it has been submitted you will not be able to edit it further. You can monitor the status of your application via the Applications section of the Home page. Previous page Submit Application
Step 8: Monitoring the Status of Your Application You can monitor the status of your application once it has been submitted by logging into your account. Your Name Will Appear Here Your Course Information Here
IMPORTANT: If you are applying for a Bursary/EMA you must submit household income details. If at this stage you are only being asked for identification then you have completed the application for Fees and Travel ONLY. If you wish to be considered for Bursary/EMA please ensure that you have not ticked the box which asks for you to be considered for travel and study ONLY before submitting your application, this is within the other personal details screen. Please read over your application again before submitting it as you will be unable to make changes once submitted. If you have missed something or incorrectly completed the application you must advise us via the communication tab which you will find when you logon to your online account. If you forget your password you can use the “forgotten password” link on the sign-in page. This will send an email to your account,that has been set up as a user name, with a new password containing random letters and numbers – you can change this in MY ACCOUNT to something you can remember more easily. If you require help with applying online, please make an appointment by emailing the student funding team at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating clearly the nature of your inquiry which campus you are attending and remember to include a contact telephone number for a member of the team to call you. Funding is allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, so please do not delay in applying or submitting the required documentation as stated on your acknowledgement email. The deadline for funding applications is 6 weeks from the start date of your course. This is in line with Scottish Funding Council Policy. Student Funding Team New College Lanarkshire