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Reduction in Student Support Loan

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    My son is in his 2nd year at uni. His student loan was approved for 2016/17 and I have only now noticed that there has been a significant reduction in figures compared to his first year. Our family circumstances haven't changed and I hesitate to add that his loan covers his accommodation only with barely anything left for living expenses. I understand that each individual student's loan is granted based on their circumstances but as I pointed out, ours hasn't changed so I am baffled as to why his loan for the 2nd year is not the same as the 1st. Can someone explain? Thank you.
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    Has he been income assessed?
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    I do not recall what financial questions were asked, but my son has never received an income as he went straight from A levels to uni,
 
 
 
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