My son came to live with me when he was 16 as his mum thought that it was important that he spent time with me before he left home and he needed a male role model. Before that he lived with her in Holland. We are all British citizens.
He's applying for uni now and we've just started looking at finance. We had no idea that you had to live here for 3 years to get a loan. By the time his course starts he will have been here 2 years and 3 months.
Are there no circumstances where he could get a student loan this year?
If he delays for a year and works in the UK for that time would he be eligible for a loan in 2016?
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- 19-01-2015 12:59
As he was in the EU he would be eligible to apply as an EU student and would therefore receive the tuition fee loan only, but if he applies as an EU student this year, he would need to stay as an EU student for the duration of the course, meaning he could only get tuition fee loan for the whole course.
If he waits until 2016 he would be classed as a home student, and could therefore apply for tuition fee loan, maintenance loan and maintenance grant (based on household income), for the duration of the course.