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Different Maintenance amounts for 2 children

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    As a parent with two children overlapping uni for 2016/17 we've completed the household income info re maintenance loans.

    They've both received confirmation that they'd be receiving reduced maintenance loans, but I wondered why the amounts were different, despite being linked to exactly the same information re household income?

    Is it anything to do with locations & different living costs? - my son is receiving around £500 less than my daughter.

    You get a different amount if you live at home or attend uni in London. There's also the long course loan if your course is more than 30 weeks long.
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    Thanks for swift response Tiger Rag but unfortunately neither is this case in this instance !
    Both will be studying on the opposite site of the country from us, & neither will be in London. Both are doing 30 week courses (assuming that is the bog standard uni academic year)Just seemed a little strange that one would get more than the other based on the same income data - could it be because son will be in his 4th year, so entitled to less?

    Yes, final year students get a little bit less loan than they did in previous years.
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