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Hi,

Does your student loan cover your rent, or do your parents need to pay your rent?
If the laon does cover your rent, how much do you get a month to use for rent in London on average?

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I know this isn't too helpful of an answer as I am not at University as of yet, but when I do go my accommodation is slightly more than my student loan. And that is at Portsmouth University.
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I'll be studying in London and my accommodation will cost more than my max maintenance loan, so I'm having to rely on savings and my parents to support day-to-day living.
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If I get my first choice accommodation, it'll cover it with about £600 to spare. If I don't, I'll be about £1500 short.

Parents have reassured me they'll chip in, but as of yet I don't really know what that means.
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yes, it will cover my rent 100%
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It covers my rent (going to edinburgh though not London) but it leaves me with £2 a week to live off
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I'm in catered accommodation at Durham next year, and my maintenance loan's about £400 less than my rent.
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just finished my first year in Sheffield and my maintenance loan probably covers about half of my accommodation... my parents pay my rent, and i live off my maintenance loan
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I'm starting in September and my maintenance loan doesn't cover it so ill have to use most of my grant to pay for it . And each term ill have £200 to live off :/ but I'm saving a bit up
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It never did for me: I was in catered halls in 1st year and that cost about £1000 more than my entire loan, so my parents paid for my accommodation as I wasn't able to work in the holidays for medical reasons. In 2nd year, rent took up all my loan, and 3rd year I was £500 short again, but I was able to cover it by waitressing in the holidays.
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Hiya, is this living “in the halls” at the uni or privately renting a flat or room elsewhere
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Not at uni yet but I've worked it out, my student loan will most likely cover it all, but even with a minimum wage job for 18 hours a week-ish I should be fine if I budget loosely. I have a very loving mother who won't mind supporting me if I truly need it, and she currently sends me money every month for me to save up for my first few months at uni until I get a job (and hopefully survive on my own!)
If you can, please find a job before uni and save up most of that money to give you a head start and to make sure you get settled in comfortably
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