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Student Finance Applications - Q & A

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    I submitted my application and got sent a letter saying they need my bank details- I didn't enter any when I made my application as I'm going to set up a student bank account when my dad is home (he is in Australia atm so can't help)- is there a deadline for this, or do I just have to enter my details ASAP before starting the course?
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    (Original post by thompsonic7)
    I submitted my application and got sent a letter saying they need my bank details- I didn't enter any when I made my application as I'm going to set up a student bank account when my dad is home (he is in Australia atm so can't help)- is there a deadline for this, or do I just have to enter my details ASAP before starting the course?
    Any time before your course starts! I haven't entered my bank details yet either!
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    (Original post by saulyte1120)
    Hello,
    If both parents income totals is £4650 per year ( it is VERY LOW) will I get the full £9000 tuition fees loan & maybe will I be able to get maintenance loan/grant? I'm EU student

    Pls help,?
    Thanks
    maintenance grants/loans are not available for eu students as far as i know.
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    (Original post by thompsonic7)
    I submitted my application and got sent a letter saying they need my bank details- I didn't enter any when I made my application as I'm going to set up a student bank account when my dad is home (he is in Australia atm so can't help)- is there a deadline for this, or do I just have to enter my details ASAP before starting the course?
    Might be worth pointing out that you can also enter your current bank details and change them at a later date. If you're staying with the same bank and just upgrading to a student account then your details will stay the same.
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    (Original post by saulyte1120)
    Hello,
    If both parents income totals is £4650 per year ( it is VERY LOW) will I get the full £9000 tuition fees loan & maybe will I be able to get maintenance loan/grant? I'm EU student

    Pls help,?
    Thanks
    EU students get a tuition fee loan only, and aren't entitled to help with living costs. The tuition fee loan is not income assessed, so your parents' income is irrelevant.
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    (Original post by ohdrama)
    maintenance grants/loans are not available for eu students as far as i know.
    all this finance stuff is complex...I was trying to find out what I am entitled to..I had to google for many hours before getting a clear idea of their rules
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    Hi, I used the student finance calculator, and I've checked many websites to find that I should be eligible for the maintenance grant and the max loan to go with it (£3250 and around £2750 IIRC).

    I think something went wrong because I have this currently:

    The table below shows the amount(s) of student finance you are requesting, and the maximum amounts you may be entitled to. You have chosen to provide your household income infomation.

    Type Amount requested Amount you're entitled to
    Maintenance Loan Maximum £2,843.00
    Tuition Fee Loan Maximum £9,000.00

    Any ideas?
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    ^ Similar problem here. It's done the prediction after I've filled in my household's income, and it's telling me I'll only get an £8000 tuition fee loan, when my course costs £9000. Should I be worried?
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    Hi, how long does it normally take for Student Finance Wales to tell you how much you'll receive after applying?
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    I am applying for finance for my third year starting 2012/13. In previous years my mum has been able to get a support application sent to us on paper, as she's not particularly computer literate. However this year it hasn't given us the option for a paper application, only online.

    Anyone know where or how we could still get a paper application for my mum to fill in for our household income?

    Thank you
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    I've sent my Student Finance application, which has been received, and the screen I get when I log in tells me I need to provide my National Insurance number, but when I go to make changes to my account, it won't let me provide it - the space on the form where the National Insurance number should be tells me I need to provide it, but there's nowhere you can type it in. Any ideas?
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    (Original post by alibee)
    Only the income of the parent you live with is used for your assessment.

    Some "proof" that your parents have seperated will be needed. Clearly as your parents aren't divorced, that kind of paperwork isn't available. Your mum will probably need to visit a solicitor and have them write a letter confirming the separation. However, I have heard of cases where student finance have accepted a council tax statement showing single person's discount as proof of separation.
    Hi,

    What if the parent who has moved out still pays the bills?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by PrettyLittleLiars)
    Yep you have to only put in the details of the parent you live with. I am in the same situation as you.
    Are your parents legally separated?

    Or is the parent you're living with still reliant on the other parent's maintenance?

    If so, does that affect the amount you receive?
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    (Original post by tehforum)
    Hi,

    What if the parent who has moved out still pays the bills?

    Thanks
    It's not important. Many (most?) couples with children who've separated make some kind of contribution to the household in which their children live either informally or formally through CSA.

    If your parents are separated and you only live with one of them. Only the income of the parent you live with is counted. Any child support payments are not important.
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    When is the deadline for those reapplying? I'm going into my third year and haven't reapplied yet : /
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    (Original post by mel0n)
    When is the deadline for those reapplying? I'm going into my third year and haven't reapplied yet : /
    End of June
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    (Original post by IxI_Rhys_IxI)
    Hi, I used the student finance calculator, and I've checked many websites to find that I should be eligible for the maintenance grant and the max loan to go with it (£3250 and around £2750 IIRC).

    I think something went wrong because I have this currently:

    The table below shows the amount(s) of student finance you are requesting, and the maximum amounts you may be entitled to. You have chosen to provide your household income infomation.

    Type Amount requested Amount you're entitled to
    Maintenance Loan Maximum £2,843.00
    Tuition Fee Loan Maximum £9,000.00

    Any ideas?
    same thing happened to me, well they gave me a bit more but anyway, I called up and the woman who didn't seem to know much told me no mistakes were made, so I got my mum to and they told her they'd taken her income down twice, meaning they doubled what she got, so she's sent off a document and hopefully they change my maintenance loan! so I'd advise you to call them or get a parent to.
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    (Original post by thisisaweirdbus)
    I've sent my Student Finance application, which has been received, and the screen I get when I log in tells me I need to provide my National Insurance number, but when I go to make changes to my account, it won't let me provide it - the space on the form where the National Insurance number should be tells me I need to provide it, but there's nowhere you can type it in. Any ideas?
    Hi, when you log on, click on 'Update My Profile' in the menu at the top left hand corner of the screen, it should take you to a screen where the 7th or 8th line down you can fill in your National Insurance Number.
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    Hi, Can you update your bank details and where you live details after the deadline for applications closes?

    Ta xx
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    (Original post by Quexx)
    Hi, Can you update your bank details and where you live details after the deadline for applications closes?

    Ta xx
    Yes

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