Student loan overpayments happened when incorrect study end dates were provided and when employers set up repayments to start too early. If you believe you’ve overpaid you can apply to the The Student Loans Company (SLC) for a refund.
Because student loan repayments are deducted at source, and can often be spread across many months, it’s not easy to track just how much you’ve paid over time. It might be worth taking a closer look at what you’ve been paying, as it recently came to light that there’s over £28m of unclaimed overpayments on England-based student loans.
Over 500,000 students are said to have been affected. You could be one of them.
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