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    I am a third year Psychology student about to start a one year unpaid placement - I have just had the finance later from student finance giving me £3038 to cover me for all cost for the whole year - called them and was told it is not assessed on my parents income but this is the maximum they can pay me. Tried to explain that I cannot do any other work as I will be working full time at the placement.

    They did not seem to care anyone else struggling to make ends meet - I need to run a car to get to the placement and provide myself with lunches etc and clothe myself not even sure I will be able to.

    Any advice I asked them how could I get anything else they said we could send for re assessement but it will just come back the same.

    Help me
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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/member.php?u=1117551, http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/member.php?u=1766333

    Hi there.

    There are capped rates that we can offer as set by the government department responsible for Student Finance.

    If you have been fully assessed for your maximum entitlement then we can't award any more than that, but it may be worthwhile speaking to the HEP you study at to see if they can award any additional funding.

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