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    I'm really, really confused and need some help.

    Basically, i'm in the process of applying to university and was ready to pay for it all when my boyfriend was looking through my UCAS form and he asked me whether I was sure if I was a UK National. I froze and so rang the home office people and they told me that i wasn't because when I was born my mother, a Spanish national, was only in the country for 4 years and 10 months and my father did not yet have indefinite leave.
    After freaking out about not being able to afford university i rang student finance and they told me that I pretty much could only get the loan for the payment of my degree (which is nursing so would be paid by the NHS) BUT anyway, so I was crying loads and emailed loads of people to see if i could get any help to become a british citizen but it appears I have to pay either £900 or £1000 even though ive been here ALL of my life and was born here.
    THEN, the careers lady at my school contacted student finance and she basically said that I was entitled to a maintenance loan and that i'd previously been lied to.

    So I was wondering if anyone could help me clear this up?????
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    (Original post by sarahjfx)
    I'm really, really confused and need some help.

    Basically, i'm in the process of applying to university and was ready to pay for it all when my boyfriend was looking through my UCAS form and he asked me whether I was sure if I was a UK National. I froze and so rang the home office people and they told me that i wasn't because when I was born my mother, a Spanish national, was only in the country for 4 years and 10 months and my father did not yet have indefinite leave.
    After freaking out about not being able to afford university i rang student finance and they told me that I pretty much could only get the loan for the payment of my degree (which is nursing so would be paid by the NHS) BUT anyway, so I was crying loads and emailed loads of people to see if i could get any help to become a british citizen but it appears I have to pay either £900 or £1000 even though ive been here ALL of my life and was born here.
    THEN, the careers lady at my school contacted student finance and she basically said that I was entitled to a maintenance loan and that i'd previously been lied to.

    So I was wondering if anyone could help me clear this up?????
    To be eligible to have your tuition fees paid for (well to be allowed to do the course essentially, unless you apply to a non funded nursing degree the only one of which is at the uni of bolton) , you have to be either a uk national or someone who has lived in the uk for 3 years or more and have settled status (which i presume the home office classifies you as having) , so since you ve lived here since birth i recon you've nothing to worry about really.
    If you can become a uk national it would probably make life easier when applying otherwise you d have to have some of evidence for 3 years+ of living here, although i presume you d have plenty of that.
    This should explain the financial side of things for a nursing degree, http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/Students/Do...2)_11.2013.pdf
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    You mainly need to speak to Nhs bursaries england, as you d only be eligible for 2k from sfe anyway. So if you're confused call nhs bursaries and they ll be able to help
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    You'll be applying for an NHS bursary. NHS funding isn't my strong point, but the general principle for Student Finance England is that for UK fee status you need to
    - have no restriction on your stay in the UK (e.g. EU passport / indefinite leave to remain)
    - have been living in the UK for the last three years for purposes that are not wholly or mainly for education.

    Based on the idea that you are a Spanish citizen who has been living here all your life, I can't see any reason why you wouldn't be entitled to SFE funding, but you will need to explore the finer points of NHS funding.
 
 
 
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