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    I live with my mum and her boyfriend. He earns quite a bit and when I found out, I went on the gov.uk website and found out the loan I'll get isn't even enough to cover my accommodation. He has daughters of his own at university and won't provide for me, and my mum earns half as much as he does so won't be able to send me much either. I've heard of a "non means tested" loan you can get but don't know how true this is... Help?! I'm stressing
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    The non-means tested loan will only give you the minimum loan, so you wouldn't be any better off.

    Do you have any contact with your father? Would he be prepared to help you financially? You couldn't be assessed on his income, but he could give you money without affecting your Student Finance.
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    Hi

    I've moved your post to the Student Finance forum, as you'll probably get more useful replies here.

    As Klix88 says, the non-means tested loan will only give you the minimum loan amount and no grant at all, so it's probably not of much help to you.

    I totally understand why you're stressing, and I do think the way student finance works in this sort of circumstance is less than ideal. Some universities do offer awards/bursaries/scholarships to students alongside their loan- often for local students or high achieving ones as well as those with low income, so this might be an option for you.

    I would also talk to your mum and her partner and make sure they fully understand the situation. How long have they lived together? Student finance assess the year before the current tax year for income purposes, so if he's only very recently moved in, his income would not count towards your application for this year.
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    (Original post by SlowlorisIncognito)
    Hi

    I've moved your post to the Student Finance forum, as you'll probably get more useful replies here.

    As Klix88 says, the non-means tested loan will only give you the minimum loan amount and no grant at all, so it's probably not of much help to you.

    I totally understand why you're stressing, and I do think the way student finance works in this sort of circumstance is less than ideal. Some universities do offer awards/bursaries/scholarships to students alongside their loan- often for local students or high achieving ones as well as those with low income, so this might be an option for you.

    I would also talk to your mum and her partner and make sure they fully understand the situation. How long have they lived together? Student finance assess the year before the current tax year for income purposes, so if he's only very recently moved in, his income would not count towards your application for this year.
    Thank you SlowlorisIncognito! So I shouldn't bother about putting on non means tested then? I will try to sort it out


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    Thank you SlowlorisIncognito! So I shouldn't bother about putting on non means tested then? I will try to sort it out


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    It's probably best to get your household income assessed, as the level of support you get is on a sliding scale. The non-means tested option is only really worth using if someone in your household isn't willing to provide their financial details to support your application.
 
 
 
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