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GuessWho
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Hi, thought id pop on and see if I can get any insight on an issue I have.

Currently I have a fair few personal commitments and I'm working part time 13.5 hours. I have decided to go for a part time university (4 years) course. So as you can imagine my income is very low considering I cannot apply for maintenance loan or grant as I'm not a full time student.

At the start of 2012, a friend (working fulltime) and I plan (rather want) to get a 2 bed flat, splitting the costs half each. Naturally this is going to be an issue for me since my pay from the part time job is very low. Is there anything I can apply for to help me with the cost of living? or is the fact that I'm living in a 2 bed flat with someone who works going to hinder it?

Anything useful would be most appreciated.

Thanks
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you'll have to pay Council tax then.
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You mean if I claim housing benefits? Would that still be better than not applying for it? The whole council tax, housing benefit truly does confuse me :P
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your mate working full time will make the property liable for it.
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K. Well say we do get a flat and rent costs 800quid+council tax + bills. We split that in half and I have a measly 250quid from my part time job. That is nowhere near the amount needed to pay it off. Is there anything I can apply for to help me with my part of the costs considering the circumstances stated above? Any estimates would be great.
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Part time students can get support from next year.
See
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Educatio...ance/index.htm
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Part time students can only get tuition support, not maintenance loans nor grants. Unless I've gone completely blind.
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Full-time and part-time students can apply from early 2012 for loans and grants to cover their tuition fees and living costs.

is what the link says!

This is a change for 2012 onwards.
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What loans are available in 2012/13

You will be able to apply for finance for 2012/13 early in 2012

The following student loans are available:

* a Tuition Fee Loan for full-time and part-time students
* a Maintenance Loan to pay living costs for full-time students only


Thats what it says when you click on the student loans link
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