Hi everyone, I'm brand new to this, so please forgive my ignorance! My partner is 33 years old and is hoping to be accepted for university this September. He was hoping to do a full time course (business related, so no bursaries relevant) but we are trying to find out what financial help we would receive. We have quite a low income and 2 dependant children, aged 8 and 5 months. I am employed 30 hrs currently earn around 14k. We receive child tax credits. He is self employed but will give this up if he gets on the full time course, so I presume the household income will just be based on my earnings. I completed the online calculator and it said he might receive full tuition fee loans and up to £8,200 in maintenance loans, also up to £1,573 in parent learning allowance and some childcare costs too. This seems quite a lot to me as it's not far off what I receive per month after tax (low paid civil servant), so I'm suspicious it may not be this much? We have a mortgage, so really need to know we can cover the bills before we make this decision. Is anyone in a similar situation or know how much we are likely to receive? Any help and advice would be much appreciated! Remember I'm brand new so be kind!!
Maintenance Loans, Childcare etc
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