Hi, I'm in my second year at York and have just been updating my application for loans and grants with SFE, my mum, who supports my application moved from England to Scotland over the summer.
I'm entitled to the full £3k of maintanence grant because I have done and do live with her and her (taxable) income is just under £25k
I've had a horrible realisation and can't find anything on the subject from either site, that I'll now have to be funded by the Scottish authorities, their grants and loans are substantially lower than what's available in England, since my mum moved a few weeks ago. Has anyone had any experience of this? Surely it can't be fair, I'm already into a course, have budgeted for next year and a circumstance independent of me changes and I'm penalised? I've updated my details with SFE and nothing out of the ordinary has been said so I am hopeful.
My dad lives in England but earns £100k+ so obviously him supporting my application is a non option.
I am at an English uni, I live in England, I've lived in England all my life and one parent moves to Scotland in the middle of my course!?!?
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- Thread Starter
- 30-09-2010 18:55
- 30-09-2010 19:04
I don't think that you'll need to apply for student loan by Scottish authority, you should probs still be able to apply through English student loan company (as you did last year)! You'd probably only have to apply via Scottish authority if you had moved uni, and were now staying in Scotland (but you're not...i presume!)
I'd say just apply as normal through the English authority, but if you still want to make sure of your situation then try phoning up English loan company.
- 30-09-2010 19:08
Nah, you won't transfer to SAAS. It goes on your award authority when you started the first year of the course. This would be SFE, and stays that way for the duration.