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Maintenance loan, 2nd year entry, EU and almost 4 years in UK watch

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    So,I'm about to start a course at a university. Skipping 1st year as I was allowed a second-year entry. By the time it starts (a week from now) I'll have been in England for almost 4 years (3 years and 360 days). I am a EU national.The rule is that I qualify as a "Home Student" if I've been here 3 years prior to the course start date. The course already started "without me" a year ago and I am 6 days short for it to be 3 years. According to a woman from Student Finance Enquiry it counts to when the course start. Not to when I start (enroll).Is anyone familiar with such cases? Would a good course of action be to apply and hope for the best (6 days I mean, I won't risk lying to them lol).Please don't post if you're guessing.Thank you.
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    The answer is NO btw. Similar questions have been asked so might be helpful: EU students are eligible for the maintenance loan when they've been in the UK for 3 years 1st of September of the year the course starts. hope sb finds it helpful
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    It also has to be 3 years for reasons other than education.
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    It just seems unfair to treat sb differently only because they start university from 2nd year instead of 1st, I'm starting uni 3 years and 11 months after coming to UK and who cares its from year two. Do you think if I do apply and then appeal (why not make an exception) or is there some legal aspect of it.
 
 
 
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