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    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!

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    Better to apply and find out or go on the website fill out the calculator thing

    Original Poster

    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!

    its the same whereever you go (i think!)

    ahh you reminded me. need to complete the application.

    Original Poster

    ahh you reminded me. need to complete the application.



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

    Yep grant is 2906, well thats what i get anyways

    pompeycurry

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



    31st of may. ive started it but need to complete the parent section.

    need to resubmit mine for next year too,

    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.

    Will she take out a tuition fee loan as well? You should add that to the list!

    Banned

    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

    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.

    Original Poster

    If she encounters financial hardship she should look into bursaries. Also … 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.

    Is there a hardship fund? My London uni had these and I only found out in the third year. It was a great help'

    Original Poster

    Yes, there is an "Access to learning fund"

    Thanks for all the helpful replies!

    sickly sweet

    My brother got a higher student loan than I did because he was in London … 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.

    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.

    How old are you OP btw? if you don't mind me asking.

    Original Poster

    How old are you OP btw? if you don't mind me asking.



    19, why?

    pompeycurry

    19, why?



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

    Original Poster

    Ah, ok. Was just wondering because I'm not a fan of older men (25+) … 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!

    mus_ne

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




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