Student Finance - divorced parents Watch

-honeybee-
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 8 years ago
#1
Asking for someone else. If your parents are divorced, are your loan/grants calculated on their joint income or the income of the parent you live with? I'm guessing the former but I'm not in this situation so need to check.

Also, if a parent doesn't want to give their details, does this mean you can't apply for income assessed? And if they did give their details do they stay private from the child? (I mean obviously you'd be able to guess based on the calculator thing but I'm talking about the forms...)
0
reply
misst911
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#2
Report 8 years ago
#2
The parent they live with, but have fun sending the evidence (ie divorce papers). I had to send mine twice because they decided to send it back without recording it.
0
reply
rachelkeira
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#3
Report 8 years ago
#3
The income of the one you live with. Because it's 'Household' income.
That's how I did it anyway
0
reply
rachelkeira
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#4
Report 8 years ago
#4
(Original post by misst911)
The parent they live with, but have fun sending the evidence (ie divorce papers). I had to send mine twice because they decided to send it back without recording it.
I never had to send papers like that... my parents were still married, but seperated and living apart...
Hope I don't have to send it this year or I'll have problems :/
0
reply
misst911
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#5
Report 8 years ago
#5
(Original post by rachelkeira)
I never had to send papers like that... my parents were still married, but seperated and living apart...
Hope I don't have to send it this year or I'll have problems :/
Presumably it's only for divorce then :dontknow:
0
reply
hypocriticaljap
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#6
Report 8 years ago
#6
If the parent you live with will not send their income evidence in then yiu won't get any grant or bursaries and will only get the minimum maintenance loan.
0
reply
-honeybee-
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#7
Report Thread starter 8 years ago
#7
Really? I know that if you're applying as an independent you have to prove you have no contact with your parents... surely if your parents are divorced and you still see the parent you don't live with they should be expected to fund you in the same way as the parent you do live with?
0
reply
-honeybee-
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 8 years ago
#8
(Original post by hypocriticaljap)
If the parent you live with will not send their income evidence in then yiu won't get any grant or bursaries and will only get the minimum maintenance loan.
So it's only the parent you live with that has to submit info?
0
reply
hypocriticaljap
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#9
Report 8 years ago
#9
if divorced - yes.
0
reply
-honeybee-
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#10
Report Thread starter 8 years ago
#10
(Original post by hypocriticaljap)
if divorced - yes.
What about if seperated?
0
reply
hypocriticaljap
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#11
Report 8 years ago
#11
as long as proof of legal separation is provided then yes.
Proof is a solicitor's letter or a council tax single person payment proof.
0
reply
username196545
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#12
Report 8 years ago
#12
It's household income, so your dad could be a millionaire but it won't count if you don't live with him.
0
reply
hypocriticaljap
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#13
Report 8 years ago
#13
(Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
It's household income, so your dad could be a millionaire but it won't count if you don't live with him.
It will if they are not legally separated.
A family home in the cotswolds and dad spending each weekday in a London flat won't work.
0
reply
-honeybee-
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#14
Report Thread starter 8 years ago
#14
Thanks everyone Bit of a weird system but it will work out well for my friend.
0
reply
emmanottinghil
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#15
Report 8 years ago
#15
Learn from the "rich kids" - always claim you live with the poorest parent. Then get the well-off parent to subsidise your lifestyle through college. Best of both worlds.
0
reply
KK1999xo
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#16
Report 1 week ago
#16
What if one of your parents lives with a partner? Does this count too?
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • Bournemouth University
    Undergraduate Open Day Undergraduate
    Wed, 19 Feb '20
  • Buckinghamshire New University
    Postgraduate and professional courses Postgraduate
    Wed, 19 Feb '20
  • University of Warwick
    Warwick Business School Postgraduate
    Thu, 20 Feb '20

Have you ever accessed mental health support services at University?

Yes (48)
23.88%
No, but I have thought about it (56)
27.86%
No (97)
48.26%

Watched Threads

View All