Student finance - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

Student finance

£0.00 @
Hi, My girlfriend is going to University this September and was trying to figure out how much financial support she will be eligible for. Her parental household income is minimal, and she will be st… Read More
pompeycurry Avatar
5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
Hi,
My girlfriend is going to University this September and was trying to figure out how much financial support she will be eligible for. Her parental household income is minimal, and she will be studying in London. Does anyone know how much she is likely to get for her maintenance loan, and how much of that is re-payable and how much is a grant? I've been looking and I can't seem to find the final amount.
She thinks she will get around £6500-£7000, which may only JUST cover her accommodation for the year.

ANY help is appreciated!
pompeycurry Avatar
5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
Options

All Comments

(23) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Better to apply and find out or go on the website fill out the calculator thing
#3
Just had a look, seems to me like she should get:
Maintenance Loan- £5475
Higher Ed Maintenance Grant- £2906

So in total £8381, does this sound roughly correct to anyone who is/has been at a London Uni in a similar situation? Thanks!
#4
its the same whereever you go (i think!)
#5
ahh you reminded me. need to complete the application.
#6
ahh you reminded me. need to complete the application.


Needs to be in by the 1st of June I think!
#7
Yep grant is 2906, well thats what i get anyways
#8
pompeycurry
ahh you reminded me. need to complete the application.


Needs to be in by the 1st of June I think!


31st of may. ive started it but need to complete the parent section.
#9
need to resubmit mine for next year too,
#10
MarzBarz
its the same whereever you go (i think!)


My brother got a higher student loan than I did because he was in London - about £1k/year extra, not sure if it's still the case but worth looking into.
A part time job at the student union or somewhere local could help, depending on what course I suppose, if something like medicine she won't have the time but other less time consuming (ie less lectures, less homework etc) it might be possible.
#11
Will she take out a tuition fee loan as well? You should add that to the list!
banned#12
Pompey curry is absolutely correct. Also if she goes in year commencing 2011-12 she will be on the old fee structure and will remain on this for the duration of the degree.
banned#13
If she encounters financial hardship she should look into bursaries. Also she will need to get part time work.

As someone else pointed out this is all reliant on income. Obviously if folks are on benefits it's gonna be maximum. Depends what u mean by low income of parents.
#14
If she encounters financial hardship she should look into bursaries. Also she will need to get part time work.

As someone else pointed out this is all reliant on income. Obviously if folks are on benefits it's gonna be maximum. Depends what u mean by low income of parents.


Yea her parent is on benefit, her university provides a 50% bursary of the grant, so £1453, plus the £2906 grant, plus the £5475, she will get £9834 for the year, however accommodation is £22-£27 a night average. I think a part time job will be needed.
#15
Is there a hardship fund? My London uni had these and I only found out in the third year. It was a great help'
#16
Yes, there is an "Access to learning fund"

Thanks for all the helpful replies!
#17
sickly sweet
MarzBarz
its the same whereever you go (i think!)


My brother got a higher student loan than I did because he was in London - about £1k/year extra, not sure if it's still the case but worth looking into.
A part time job at the student union or somewhere local could help, depending on what course I suppose, if something like medicine she won't have the time but other less time consuming (ie less lectures, less homework etc) it might be possible.


Given how expensive london is, where they'll get generous credit cards and overdrafts, a job is basically mandatory to keep on top of finances and in places like the USA standard practice for all students.
1 Like #18
I never understand why people go to uni in relationships. Every single person I knew at uni who did regretted in and not a single relationship lasted. It's just too much a different world to the real world and you change as a person so much whilst you are there. Best off cooling things off and then see how things go rather than putting the pressure of 'long distance' on your relationship.
#19
How old are you OP btw? if you don't mind me asking.
#20
How old are you OP btw? if you don't mind me asking.

19, why? :)
#21
pompeycurry
How old are you OP btw? if you don't mind me asking.


19, why? :)


Ah, ok. Was just wondering because I'm not a fan of older men (25+) dating young barely legal girls.
#22
Ah, ok. Was just wondering because I'm not a fan of older men (25+) dating young barely legal girls.


oh haha, yea she's 19 and im going through the same Uni hassle!
#23
mus_ne
pompeycurry
How old are you OP btw? if you don't mind me asking.


19, why? :)


Ah, ok. Was just wondering because I'm not a fan of older men (25+) dating young barely legal girls.



Whats the problem with it?

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!