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    I will be applying for student finance for the year 2015/16 and according to the student finance calculator, due to my parents income I will be getting roughly ~£3,955.

    However, at the university I have firmed the cheapest accommodation is pretty much dead on £5000 and there is no guarantee I will be able to get the cheapest.

    I know for those who's parents earn over the threshold the parents are supposed to make up the difference but for a variety of reasons I wanted to try and get through university on my own without running to my parents for financial help (some of it is pride and I want to be independent financially - I've been brought up so that the idea of running to my parents for financial help genuinely makes me cringe, but also I don't have a very good relationship with my mother and using the threat of no financial support over my head as leverage is exactly the sort of thing she is likely to do).

    I currently have a part time job and am well aware I will need to work throughout my university course to be able to afford it - I'm just wondering is there any other financial support available - the amount of student loan I would get according to the calculator won't even cover accommodation cost


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    Hello Jonny,

    The amount of funding you will receive will be determined by your parent/s household income.

    If the figures you gave us are correct then this would be the maximum we can offer you. You may be entitled to a bursary from your university so you can contact them about this & if you give the consent to us we can share your income information to them so that they can assess you automatically when you apply.

Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
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