I've just finished a 3 year course at university, and have realised that the whole time I have qualified for a maintenance grant, due to being low income. For the past 3 years I have scraped by, and am also now over £20,000 in debt. Am I too late to apply for this grant? Can some of my debt be wiped if I can prove that I have been within the threshold to receive a grant?
You can't get it now, it doesn't work that way. If you got the maintenance loan then you would have been given the grant if you were eligible for it
I filled out the application incorrectly, as I did not believe I was low-income at the time.
Hmm no that's not very helpful. Because I was informed incorrectly by my parents about our household income, I should now owe an extra ~8 grand? I'll just phone up student finance and speak to someone.
Move to Student Financial Support. As Jelly1000 says, you have to up 9 months after your course starts to apply.