A bit of an update on this topic. I spoke to my LEA yesterday (Leeds) about the new rules that exclude second-time undergrads from the non-means tested maintenance loan. They told me that physiotherapy is included under the umbrella of medical courses that are eligible for the maintnenance loan. They said this applies to all NHS health professional courses, including SLT.
Im trying to understand all this - honest. But its so confusing. My parents combined income for last year was more than 40k. Does this mean i dont get anything. I tried asking the "advisors" at my collage but they were useless, didn't have a clue when it came to NHS burseries.
So, i apply for the non-income assessed maintainance loan, i get that part.
Do i need to apply for the tuition fee loan?
I dont apply for the maintainance grant?
Then, once this is done, i get seperate forms to apply for an NHS bursery?
BTW - this is for physiotherapy, if that has any bearing on what i apply for - like i said, i really dont have a clue whats going on!
yep...apply for the non income assessed loan, you don't need tuition fee loan (NHS bit pays that)...i don't think you can get the maintenacne grant, but someone correct me if i'm wrong! Then the NHS student grants unit will send you out forms for the NHS bursary...i believe anyhow!
Oaky thanks for your help with that.
Ive applied for the non-income assessed maintainance loan, but now i have to send evidence of the result of my application for an NHS bursary. I ahvent even been sent the forms yet.
Will my application not be completed until i've sent this stuff off? Considering the time it takes for my bursary application to go through am i going to end up missing the deadline for the maintainance loan?
Even then, do i have to send the original copy of the result for the bursary, or will a photocopy be okay?
So let me get this right, you can only apply for a student loan if you are doing the degree?????, shame really, I am still waiting to hear from the bursary peolpe regarding my first payment ( I am doing the diploma in nursing).
how do you know the NHS will definitely pay your fees? I am applying for nursing and have been told the NHS will pay my fees but not whether it is automatic or whether i have to fill in a form! HELP! what do i do?