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    I have just received my Student Finance letter and found that I have been given over £3000 in maintenance loan... but my rent will cost me MUCH more than this.
    This means that i'll be about minus £70 a week just from the cost of my student accommodation. I don't think that I could raise enough money to live, even with a part time job.

    Is there anyone else in similar circumstances?
    And does anyone have any useful websites where I could apply for grants? I have applied straight to my uni (St Andrews) but I wasn't eligible for anything.

    Thanks in advance
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    Is a loan that you need?
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    (Original post by Jane Perry)
    Is a loan that you need?
    I've been given a maintenance loan but it is no where near the amount i'll be paying for accommodation
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    I have the same problem I've only received information about the basic maintenance loan in the letter like it didn't include anything about the amount based on household income or anything??? Does this come later or has there been a mistake or something?
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    (Original post by MeghanNicholson)
    I have just received my Student Finance letter and found that I have been given over £3000 in maintenance loan... but my rent will cost me MUCH more than this.
    This means that i'll be about minus £70 a week just from the cost of my student accommodation. I don't think that I could raise enough money to live, even with a part time job.

    Is there anyone else in similar circumstances?
    And does anyone have any useful websites where I could apply for grants? I have applied straight to my uni (St Andrews) but I wasn't eligible for anything.

    Thanks in advance
    If your parents earn over £60.000 it means they are expected to contribute towards your maintenance costs at uni. There is also an interest free overdraft that you can get with student accounts up to £2000.
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    (Original post by Tuvok1153)
    I have the same problem I've only received information about the basic maintenance loan in the letter like it didn't include anything about the amount based on household income or anything??? Does this come later or has there been a mistake or something?
    Did your household fill in their forms and supply their information about income, and send in any information requested? Assuming they earn under £60k
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    Is it possible to change your accomodation to somewhere cheaper at this point? I know it's still probably not going to be covered by your loan but it may help take the pressure of.
    And how willing are your parents to help out? They really should a little bit, considering its their income which has got you the small loan.
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    Have you applied for the maintenance grant as well? This gives you an extra couple of grand if you're eligible

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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    Did your household fill in their forms and supply their information about income, and send in any information requested? Assuming they earn under £60k
    yeah everything was sent off and student finance wales confirmed they had received everything but there's still nothing? i'll probably call them tomorrow
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    (Original post by Tuvok1153)
    yeah everything was sent off and student finance wales confirmed they had received everything but there's still nothing? i'll probably call them tomorrow
    call them and make sure they've received all your info. Then ask why you won't receive more, even though it won't cover your accommodation. I did that and got more money when I cried down the phone. my rent was £4800 and they were gonna give me £4500ish. I had to prove I didn't get any income from my parents and they gave me £5000 instead!
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    (Original post by holson)
    call them and make sure they've received all your info. Then ask why you won't receive more, even though it won't cover your accommodation. I did that and got more money when I cried down the phone. my rent was £4800 and they were gonna give me £4500ish. I had to prove I didn't get any income from my parents and they gave me £5000 instead!
    That's interesting, student finance aren't normally allowed to do that
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    (Original post by jelly1000)
    That's interesting, student finance aren't normally allowed to do that
    Had to provide lots of evidence from me and my parents. They had their income stuff but not they saw what they were spending on bills and stuff and said they had made a mistake
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    (Original post by holson)
    Had to provide lots of evidence from me and my parents. They had their income stuff but not they saw what they were spending on bills and stuff and said they had made a mistake
    Again student finance don't normally take that into account, your very lucky!
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    Update: I have received another letter today which includes a bursary... they must have realised that they'd got it wrong!

    I'm now getting almost enough to cover my accommodation.. and I suppose i'll get a job to cover the rest.
    Thanks for your help guys.
 
 
 
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