Wilder Airs
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Hi,
I'm planning on going to uni this year, however I'm going to have trouble covering my accommodation costs with the maintenance grant. I'm only entitled to around £3000 a year, yet it will cost £6000 a year? My family earn over 50k, but they're in debt so their earning statistics aren't representative of the actual amount of money they have available. D:
I was going to see if I could just get the full £9000 a year student loan, which would mean I could use that to cover my uni accommodation costs as well,due to the extra subsidizing by the Welsh government that's available - however, I've now learnt that this isn't the case.

Help! How can I afford to go to uni? I'm essentially at least £3000/year down, what can I possibly do to fix this?
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Tuition fee funding and maintenance funding are very different and you obviously got these a little confused.

As you maintenance loans, It depends how high your household income actually is. Even at £50,000 students can receive over £5000 per year in maintenance support.

You really need to find cheaper accommodation as the amount you have quoted is quite high for student accommodation. Failing that, it's a case of part time work to supplement your income or looking at applying for a student overdraft. For higher household incomes, there is an expectation that parents support the student and debt isn't taken into account so this isn't always possible. Nothing additional available though.
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Hi Wilder Airs,

On this occasion Based on your Household income being over £50,020 threshold you have been assessed correctly and not been eligible for the Welsh Government learning grant. The £9,000 Tuition fee loan and grants are paid directly to the University and are for Tuition fee's only.

If you want to give us a call on 0300 200 4050 we can have a look into your account and check if there is any other funding available for you to apply for.

Thank you
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