I've applied for 2013 undergraduate entry and just want to double check something. I'm eligible for the full maintenance grant of £3,354 and a maintenance loan up to a max of £5,500 from student finance England. The standard entrant bursary states "The Bursary tops up existing loans and grants available from the Government on a sliding scale to a total combined value of £7,500 per annum". If I was to apply for the full loan & grant, my total would be £8,854 for the year, surpassing the £7,500 and so I wouldn't get a top up from the bursary scheme. But my question is, if I only applied for the grant and not take out the loan at all, would the entrant bursary top it up to a max of £7,500 or do I HAVE to take out even a partial maintenance loan to receive the bursary?
What do you think?