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    Hi folks,

    I wonder whether anyone can help me to understand why on earth i am entitiled to £0.00 maintenance loan from student finance.

    I thought that for prospective nursing students there is a non-means tested loan available, but after i went through the application i am eligible for nothing at all.

    I am mature/independant student and have no idea how to survive on nhs bursary.

    Any ideas why it is £0?

    Thank you
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    (Original post by Lisitza)
    Any ideas why it is £0?
    Thank you
    Do you already have a first degree? That will be the reason for the £0 loan. NHS bursaries are separate, and you should receive a letter about what to do. See http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/3254.aspx
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    (Original post by Lisitza)
    Hi folks,

    I wonder whether anyone can help me to understand why on earth i am entitiled to £0.00 maintenance loan from student finance.

    I thought that for prospective nursing students there is a non-means tested loan available, but after i went through the application i am eligible for nothing at all.

    I am mature/independant student and have no idea how to survive on nhs bursary.

    Any ideas why it is £0?

    Thank you
    It's either because: you have a previous degree, or are studying the nursing diploma (as opposed to the degree), which means you aren't eligible for any funding from Student Finance.
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    Thank you,

    I though that would be the case, though, my degree was ages ago and in another country when i was not UK national...

    Disaster!
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    (Original post by Lisitza)
    Thank you,

    I though that would be the case, though, my degree was ages ago and in another country when i was not UK national...

    Disaster!
    As I say, the rules about previous degrees don't apply to NHS bursaries, which pay fees on nursing courses and provide either a non means tested or a means tested bursary depending on course.
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    (Original post by Pkysam)
    As I say, the rules about previous degrees don't apply to NHS bursaries, which pay fees on nursing courses and provide either a non means tested or a means tested bursary depending on course.
    Thank you,

    I know that NHS bursaries are separate (diploma or degree), i was confused about the loan from student finance. Now it is all clear as a water to me.

    Thanks again.
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    (Original post by Lisitza)
    Hi folks,

    I wonder whether anyone can help me to understand why on earth i am entitiled to £0.00 maintenance loan from student finance.

    I thought that for prospective nursing students there is a non-means tested loan available, but after i went through the application i am eligible for nothing at all.

    I am mature/independant student and have no idea how to survive on nhs bursary.

    Any ideas why it is £0?

    Thank you

    If you are on a NHS course you are still entitled appx £2300ish from SF, on the website it can't work out that you've done a degree already AND it's NHS course.. I had the same problem, then phoned them. They told me once the application actually goes to a human then you will get confirmation that you are entitled to the reduced loan..
    I hope this helps
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    (Original post by LucyRJM)
    If you are on a NHS course you are still entitled appx £2300ish from SF, on the website it can't work out that you've done a degree already AND it's NHS course.. I had the same problem, then phoned them. They told me once the application actually goes to a human then you will get confirmation that you are entitled to the reduced loan..
    I hope this helps
    sadly Student Finance make this an incredibly difficult procedure
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    (Original post by LucyRJM)
    If you are on a NHS course you are still entitled appx £2300ish from SF, on the website it can't work out that you've done a degree already AND it's NHS course.. I had the same problem, then phoned them. They told me once the application actually goes to a human then you will get confirmation that you are entitled to the reduced loan..
    I hope this helps

    The same thing happened to me, and when my letter came through it confirmed that I was actually entitled to some moneys, regardless of my previous degree. The automated computer system they use to initially calculate your entitlement is a pile of poo.

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