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    Finally heard back about my 2nd year finance!
    Loan + grant = £7669
    And will hopefully get a £1000 bursary from uni (did last year, so should get it this year)

    Rent = £3240
    Weekly budget (not including bursary) = £85
    That will reduce due to the fact that I always overspend on Christmas presents and it's my boyfriend's and brother's birthday in freshers week. Too many presents to buy.


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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    The problem is there isn't a one size fits all, most people who fit in your bracket of student finance have families who are able to support them.

    You can't say that those with lower incomes shouldn't get bursaries - that's even more absurd.

    I agree the system isn't perfect, but when you're giving finance to thousands of students it's never going to be!
    Awh, you look so cute in your picture. I'm going to follow you, I mean the follow option not actual stalking
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    (Original post by David B)
    Awh, you look so cute in your picture. I'm going to follow you, I mean the follow option not actual stalking
    Fine by me :P

    Though I'm not sure how interesting it'll be...
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    Fine by me :P

    Though I'm not sure how interesting it'll be...
    Interesting. Very interesting indeed.
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    (Original post by David B)

    Maintenance Loan: £3862
    Maintenance Grant: £3387
    Bursaries: N/A
    Scholarships: £2400
    Savings: None
    Money from Parents: None

    Accommodation Cost: £3403 (37 Weeks)
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: £168
    Maintenance loan: £3862 I think
    Maintenance grant: around £4100?
    Bursaries: £1400
    Scholarships: none
    Money from parents: none

    Accommodation cost: £5107 for 31 weeks
    Weekly spend after accommodation: ~£140

    Can anyone advise me on how much food costs weekly? I have no idea :ahee:

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    (Original post by Lucy_95)
    Maintenance loan: £3862 I think
    Maintenance grant: around £4100?
    Bursaries: £1400
    Scholarships: none
    Money from parents: none

    Accommodation cost: £5107 for 31 weeks
    Weekly spend after accommodation: ~£140

    Can anyone advise me on how much food costs weekly? I have no idea :ahee:

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    You can eat out everyday and have more money to spend a week than most students
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    £4125 loan and £586 grant. I was expecting much less considering I'm living at home and my mum's and step-dad's combined income is £50k. Does it sound right?
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    (Original post by Anonymous #2)
    £4125 loan and £586 grant. I was expecting much less considering I'm living at home and my mum's and step-dad's combined income is £50k. Does it sound right?
    Sounds about right

    You can check it with the SF Calculator
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    Sounds about right

    You can check it with the SF Calculator
    Says I should get £3700 loan. Oh well, I'm prepared to pay back the extra £400 or so and the grant is a nice bonus I suppose
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    (Original post by Anonymous #2)
    £4125 loan and £586 grant. I was expecting much less considering I'm living at home and my mum's and step-dad's combined income is £50k. Does it sound right?
    You shouldn't get a grant if their income is above 42k apparently?
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    (Original post by Mojojojo)
    You shouldn't get a grant if their income is above 42k apparently?
    I thought that as well.
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    Maintenance Loan: £6490.00
    Maintenance Grant: £2522.00
    Bursaries: £1500
    Scholarships: £0
    Savings: £8000
    Money from Parents: £2600

    Accommodation Cost: £6500
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: £127 (excluding savings and for 52 weeks).

    Living in London, so everything is crazy expensive.
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    Maintenance Loan: £3862
    Maintenance Grant: £3387
    Bursaries: N/A
    Scholarships: N/A
    Savings: £5000
    Money from Parents: £525 p/m

    Accommodation Cost: £3640 (52 Weeks)
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: £186?
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    They say I'm getting £9000 tuition & the minimum maintenance loan but they should be changing that by quite a bit soon, once they take household income into account. They just rushed my application through because I applied really late & they wanted to get my tuition fees ready. :P
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    (Original post by David B)
    Well I've seen the old threads about how much people are getting and was wondering how much people are going to be getting for 2014.

    In the past I've seen that there are people who are only getting like £30 a week which doesn't seem very much to live on for the entire week. Also mention how much your accommodation is going to cost because it'll be interesting to know

    Use this format to keep it easy

    Maintenance Loan:
    Maintenance Grant:
    Bursaries:
    Scholarships:
    Savings:
    Money from Parents:


    Accommodation Cost:
    Weekly spend after Accommodation:

    Mine are.

    Maintenance Loan: £3862
    Maintenance Grant: £3387
    Bursaries: N/A
    Scholarships: £2400
    Savings: None
    Money from Parents: None

    Accommodation Cost: £3403 (37 Weeks)
    Weekly spend after Accommodation: £168
    How did you manage a scholarship? Lucky!
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    I'm in Scotland and living at home, i'll make it easy for you.

    £00.00
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    (Original post by iNeedHelpNao)
    I'm in Scotland and living at home, i'll make it easy for you.

    £00.00
    In Scotland you get no maintenance loan when living at home?!


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    (Original post by lascelles)
    In Scotland you get no maintenance loan when living at home?!


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    Why would you need a maintenance loan for living at home..?
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    (Original post by Lucilou101)
    Why would you need a maintenance loan for living at home..?
    If your parents make you pay rent.
 
 
 
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