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    Hey guys i'm a 3rd year at Derby now and its starting to grate on me that my september loan payment didn't cover the standard room I was in. (Loan= 1,089.00. Halls standard room (Nunnery)- 1,308.00) The January I have to find only £50. As for Easter I think I get about £30-£40 after halls goes out.

    I was just wondering who else is in a similar position with no grants (or bursaries) and only the maximum loan.
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    Have you spoke to the university about support? Im lucky im a self supporting adult so i get the maximum amount but as i have nowhere to live in the summer but dont get enough to divide my loans into 52weeks so im hoping i get a job or im on a friend or family members couch over summer. Its not good the way the loans and bursaries work and the halls costs keep going up. I think its expected you get a job. Shame there isnt enough in derby for all the students and locals . Good luck. Hope you sort it.


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    (Original post by Philster07)
    Hey guys i'm a 3rd year at Derby now and its starting to grate on me that my september loan payment didn't cover the standard room I was in. (Loan= 1,089.00. Halls standard room (Nunnery)- 1,308.00) The January I have to find only £50. As for Easter I think I get about £30-£40 after halls goes out.

    I was just wondering who else is in a similar position with no grants (or bursaries) and only the maximum loan.
    I'm starting derby in September and my maintenance loan is 900 less than what the halls are costing me ..the way they calculate it from the parents income is so annoying, just because my parents earn above the boundary they assume they will be helping to pay my way through uni when it's not the case and now I'm stuck with it.
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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm Dan, a recent graduate and one of the TSR reps for the University of Derby.

    If you are finding yourself in a tricky financial situation then the University does have an Access to Learning Fund (ALF) to assist students remain in higher education through financial hardship.

    There are certain criteria you need to meet in order to be eligible but information can be found in the link below.

    http://www.derby.ac.uk/student-wellb...ncial-hardship

    I hope this helps, and please don't hesitate to ask any other questions you may have.
 
 
 
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