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  • SLB is taking its services to new and returning customers outside of Kingston and St. Andrew through its ‘SLB on the road’ outreach programme between Monday, April 28 and Friday, May 2.
  • The programme will be facilitated at the University of the West Indies Western Campus at Dome Street, Montego Bay and the University of Technology Western Campus at Queens Drive in Montego Bay.
  • New applicants are being invited to visit the SLB website at www.slbja.com to view the list of required documents for submission of applications for the 2014/15 loan period.

The Students’ Loan Bureau (SLB) is taking its services to new and returning customers outside of Kingston and St. Andrew through its ‘SLB on the road’ outreach programme between Monday, April 28 and Friday, May 2.

The programme will be facilitated at the University of the West Indies Western Campus at Dome Street, Montego Bay and the University of Technology Western Campus at Queens Drive in Montego Bay.

Speaking with JIS News, Public Relations Officer at the SLB, Analisa Allen said the Bureau is no longer encouraging persons in the western end of the island to travel to Kingston for the initial part of the loan application process.

She said ‘SLB on the road’ will facilitate the submission of applications from new students as well as contracts and guarantor documents from returning beneficiaries in Western Jamaica.

“We will also be facilitating the collection of application, processing and insurance fees…not through cash, as we will only be taking cards,” Mrs. Allen said.

She is encouraging residents in the west to utilise this special service being provided by the SLB, as the agency continues to find more convenient ways to serve its clients.

“Apart from the Kingston Metropolitan Area, the western and central ends of the island account for the majority of our customers and over the years we have seen growth in the number of applicants we receive from those areas,” she pointed out.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer noted that the submission of applications for new and returning customers in central Jamaica is being facilitated at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Manchester.

New applicants are being invited to visit the SLB website at www.slbja.com to view the list of required documents for submission of applications for the 2014/15 loan period.

Similarly beneficiaries are asked to download and complete the required forms for submission from the SLB website.

Mrs. Allen is also reminding applicants that all documents must be certified and signed by a Justice of the Peace (JP), an attorney-at-law, or medical practitioner.

Applications for 2014/15 academic year must be submitted to the SLB on, or before May 30, at no later than 4:30 p.m.