Anyone Else's Bursary Cut Substantially Despite No Changes?

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My award letter came in the other day and my bursary (so not including loans for living) was £500 (so 50 per month after the initial £100 in september).

But last year it was £1550 and thus i was gettng £155 per month.

Nothing has really changed, i dont work, my dad is retired and my mum workes part time.

Im entering my final 5th year of the course.

Any ideas folks or should i get on the phone and ask wtf?

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(Original post by dav14)
My award letter came in the other day and my bursary (so not including loans for living) was £500 (so 50 per month after the initial £100 in september).

But last year it was £1550 and thus i was gettng £155 per month.

Nothing has really changed, i dont work, my dad is retired and my mum workes part time.

Im entering my final 5th year of the course.

Any ideas folks or should i get on the phone and ask wtf?

Thanks
It's because you're entering your final year - you always get less in your final year.
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It's because you're entering your final year - you always get less in your final year.
Ah, fair enough. I had no idea. Thanks!
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But, would you not agree £1550 down to 500 is quite a large difference for not taking into account the summer months?
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The bursaries have all been reduced by quite a lot. Last year, my bursary was around £2500 and this year it'll be £500 (I'm an independent student). The majority of living costs will be covered by the loan, if you've chosen to apply for it, that is.
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The bursaries have all been reduced by quite a lot. Last year, my bursary was around £2500 and this year it'll be £500 (I'm an independent student). The majority of living costs will be covered by the loan, if you've chosen to apply for it, that is.
thanks, yeah i just seen a document that explains all. They are being stingey with the free money lol.
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thanks, yeah i just seen a document that explains all. They are being stingey with the free money lol.
not really, free money goes towards your tuition fees if you stay in Scotland.
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YES me i'm getting £100 a month and i spend £14 a day on train fair to uni. So this really sucks I'm not sure if i can afford to go back to uni. It's not because it's your final year it's because they have simplified the bursary process this year basically everyone whose household income is between something like 17,000 a year and 25,000 a year all get the same amount paid to them. Those under 17,000 get more (can't remember exact figure) and those over 25,000 get less (£50 a month)
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