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    Hello all.

    I'm a mature student. Aged 26. I completed my UCAS applications last week, and did my LNAT test too.

    When is the best time to start the student finance paperwork and application?

    Don't have anyone to ask.

    Thanks a lot.
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    I asked a lady on an open day and apparently they open up the student finance stuff by January.
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    (Original post by Pythian)
    Hello all.

    I'm a mature student. Aged 26. I completed my UCAS applications last week, and did my LNAT test too.

    When is the best time to start the student finance paperwork and application?

    Don't have anyone to ask.

    Thanks a lot.
    It generally opens January/February- best to get it done asap if you can in case of delays.
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    as soon as they open applications. They seem to make a lot of errors and the longer you have to correct them the better. Also as a mature student you might have to supply evidence of income. If you have to talk to someone on the phone be prepared for a long wait before the call is answered.
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    Just to add, as you're over 25, you will be assessed as an independent student. If you're going into a full-time course you will automatically be assessed as having zero income from a job, and get the maximum loan. You will only have to provide evidence of any income from other sources e.g. rent on property you own, interest on savings etc.

    This aspect of the SF assessment can be very much easier for a mature student.
 
 
 
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