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    student loans and council tax reduction help!!

    Hi, i wondered if anyone could help , im a mature student and am doin access to midwifery course which becomes full time this september, i want to take full advantage of whatever i can and need to know if i will get and reduction in council tax and will i be entitled to a studen loan?? i work and am married with 2 kids and to be honest never claimed in my life so dont have a clue on where to start and what to do x
    thanks , jo x

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    youl be able to get a student loan, the amount will depend on many things, may even get a bursary, i dont know about midwifes but if your studying nursing in scotland you get a bursary of 550 a month, its ludacris

    You should get a 25% reduction on council tax being a full time student. Contact your local council and they will tell you what you need to do. We had to take in proof of student status (the Universities should be used to being asked for this information!) with start and end dates. Makes a big difference the 25% reduction! Good luck!

    You can get a reduction in your council tax even if you are not entitled to benefits.....we get a 25% reduction as my wife is a student. You won't get this until you start though.....

    Original Poster

    yeah i know we get a bursary in york once at uni but im just on access at the mo(should of done better at school i know!)

    Hi, its complicated going through all the paperwork but you should receive a discount on council tax of 30%, at least that is what it is in my area, providing your husband is working.
    The loan situation will depend on how much you and your partner earn in a year and where in the country you are based. For example here in Scotland the tuition fees are payed for by the government for undergraduate courses. I think however they can be hefty in England, over £3000 a year!!

    If in doubt ask with your college or uni, they should have a special financial advisor!

    go to your local council, they will give you all the forms you need and answer any questions.

    Original Poster

    what ? wait till i start uni or is it still the same in full time college?

    Original Poster

    dimebars

    theres always one isnt there? i am no a scrounger only want what i am entitled to

    thanks to everyone else for your help though,

    glam-R;7531163

    what ? wait till i start uni or is it still the same in full time college?



    im doing 2nd year university, ive already been sent my forms to apply for loans and stuff for next year and have to submit it sometime in may, cant remember exact date.

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    glam-R;7531179

    dimebars theres always one isnt there? i am no a scrounger only want what … dimebars theres always one isnt there? i am no a scrounger only want what i am entitled tothanks to everyone else for your help though,



    Thats the problem - everyone wants to be entitled to something for nothing.

    It's us earners that fund your "entitlement"

    Visit the college / uni student association for advice

    Original Poster

    for ur infomation i am a earner and always have been so do u want to get down from that horse.
    Without nurses and midwives you wouldnt have much of a health autority now would you?

    dcx_badass;7531845

    I'm a full time student and have a certificate saying I don't pay any … I'm a full time student and have a certificate saying I don't pay any council tax?



    +1. I obtained a certificate from Uni that exempts me from paying coucil tax (only during term time so throughout the Summer break you pay tour own but it's still better than nothing!).

    dcx_badass;7531845

    I'm a full time student and have a certificate saying I don't pay any … I'm a full time student and have a certificate saying I don't pay any council tax?



    I got one of these too - Just went into my University and got one from the admin, then just took it to the council office and they changed the council tax bill to £0.

    Banned

    You wont get zero council tax, as your husband will still be liable for his share

    Original Poster

    sounds like 25% reduction im thinking,i will defo have to phone tax office up at some point .

    Banned

    i work in student admin at a uni and can confirm it would be a 25% reduction, just go to your admin office and ask for an exemption cert. its just full time students living alone who pay no coucil tax

    Original Poster

    Thank you angel112
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