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    Asking on behalf of a friend, we've both looked at the student finance site but still a little confused as to what he could be entitled to or how to apply;

    -He's 21, will turn 22 when he (hopefully) starts the course, undergraduate (first degree h's doing)
    -been out of education since 18 after doing A-levels and had a small business the last 3 years, but not doing that anymore
    -he has pretty much no money now, on the dole while trying to find a job (not sure if this is relevent to the application?)
    -lives with parents, who earn under the threshold for household income (if he can apply househol income tested grants etc-can he do this at this age??)

    Sorry for sounded quite clueless but would appreciate help, can he apply normally, does it change after 21? etc etc..

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    He would just apply as normal. You're not a Mature Student in the eyes of Student Finance until you are 25 or over.

    So if his parents earn under the threshold he should get full support.
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    Go to direct.gov.uk and head to the student finance bit and there is a calculator to fill in that gives you estimated funding.

    I think he will qualify for the full funding.
 
 
 
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