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    This is a good place to start:

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_183902.pdf

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_183449.pdf

    And someone at your school needs to find out more about student finance by reading this:

    http://practitioners.studentfinancee...43AC1401A1706E

    Local councils used to visit schools to give talks to students and parents but the government has stopped all that now.

    And no, May is not too late to apply for funding but it would be an idea to apply as soon as possible.

    Good luck.
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    (Original post by jj.)
    thanks!
    is this the only thing I apply for? What's a government grant? Or a maintenence grant? Are they all the same thing?
    Yep, all the same thing.

    By completing one form (the PN1 form) you can apply for 3 things:

    1. Fee Loan
    2. Maintenance Loan
    3. Maintenance Grant

    Once you get to uni you will probably get a university bursary as well which will be a nice little bonus

    That's it. All you and your parents need to do is print off this form and fill it in:

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_183332.pdf

    Or you can get the ball rolling by registering yourselves online today. Once you each have a Customer Reference Number you can apply online whenever you are ready

    http://www.studentfinance.direct.gov..._schema=PORTAL
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    (Original post by ASCIIcipher)
    Yep, all the same thing.

    By completing one form (the PN1 form) you can apply for 3 things:

    1. Fee Loan
    2. Maintenance Loan
    3. Maintenance Grant

    Once you get to uni you will probably get a university bursary as well which will be a nice little bonus

    That's it. All you and your parents need to do is print off this form and fill it in:

    http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_183332.pdf

    Or you can get the ball rolling by registering yourselves online today. Once you each have a Customer Reference Number you can apply online whenever you are ready

    http://www.studentfinance.direct.gov..._schema=PORTAL
    surely that is a link to the wrong form form for parents.
    shouldn't it be a PFF1 like this
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_183331.pdf
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    Apply now, put the one you'd like to go to in the box where it asks where you're going and what you're studying, then change it later if you don't get into that one. SFE was really backed up last year, so the sooner you apply the better, I think.
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    surely that is a link to the wrong form form for parents.
    shouldn't it be a PFF1 like this
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_183331.pdf
    My post wasn't as clear as it could have been; the PFF1 form is for parents to fill in if a student applies online

    The PN1 form I linked to is a paper form that mimics the online application process but is to be completed by both the student and their parents. I still recommend a PN1 form over the online system any day.

    Have you looked at it? Section 11 is for sponsors (e.g. parents) to complete

    Once completed and signed it can be sent off. If the correct evidence of identity and household income is enclosed with the PN1 then the student and parents shouldn't need to do anything else.
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    (Original post by jj.)
    thank you very much, is it ok if I apply in may (since the deadline says June), or is that a tad bit too late? I don't want to apply for a uni grant though i might not even get in :confused:
    I think - though it's been years since I filled one of these in - that the deadline probably says June 2011. I remember wondering about this too, years ago, as it was taking a while to get the correct income details for my family (my parents had just split up).

    I think you can apply at any time during the year, though the sooner the better. People going through clearing won't find out if they have a place until much later than june.
 
 
 
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