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    Just wondering how many people at uni get regularly money from their parents? My brother is a fresher this year, and he doesn't, but he says pretty much everyone else he knows at uni does. Is this true for most places?
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    The way student finance works is that your parents income is taken in to account, so if your parents earn a reasonable amount (£50k+) they're expected to cough up. In fact, in my 1st year at uni in 2005 it actually printed an amount of "assumed parental contribution" - about £1000 I think, on the letter telling me how much I'd get.

    Some parents refuse to support their kids, which I do think is a bit sad. Especially since often it's the ones who put their kids through private education til they're 18, then the next year cut them off without a penny. Very strange.
 
 
 
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