Hopefully someone can help me,
I'm actually in my 2nd year of uni now but am still having trouble supporting my application.
I have given all my evidence including pay slips and P60s and have been earning well over £7,500 for the two years prior to my course but the third year prior to my course I only earned around £7,300 - just short of the minimum amount needed for me to be eligible.
However I have actually been financially independent from my parents since I was 18 and able to move out, so 5 years (nearly 6).
I know student finance set this minimum as this must be the minimum needed to support yourself, but I DID support myself completely earning less than this. Not only was I earning financially but also living independently as I moved CITY away from my parents.
I forwarded a letter from my previous employer, who is now a teacher, which illustrates my financial position and supports my application for financial independence. However, student finance have replied saying this doesn't explain WHY my parents can't support me. They can't because I am an individual that supports herself!!!! With I help!!!! Even when I got by earning less than their minimum I received no housing benefit whatsoever to top up my income, as I was able to manage my finances myself.
I am not estranged from my parents, albeit we don't have the best relationship hence why I have been independent for so long, but they have not supported me financially at all and I have completely supported myself.
I don't know what other support I can give to prove that I am financially independent.
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- Thread Starter
- 11-09-2015 12:20