I'm a single parent and my twin sons want to go to university. My income (£38K) will be means tested for maintenance grant,but I want to know how is it calculated between the two of them?
Going through the forms online it looks like they will be penalised for having a sibling at university at the same time.
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- 22-01-2015 12:14
What part of the form makes it look as though they will be penalised?
This definitely shouldn't be the case. What will happen is you will provide your salary and it will be linked to both students, and a disregard of £1130 will be applied as part of what we call a "split contribution". So in effect, if your income is £38000, the income actually used to assess each of them will be £36870.
Based on that they will be entitled to maintenance loan and some maintenance grant too.
You can use the student finance calculator to estimate how much they would receive: