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    Hi,
    I am pretty confused about whether or not I am eligible for the maintenance loan.
    I am a Swiss national but have settled status in the UK and have lived here for over 3 years prior to the start of my course, so I see that I am eligible for student loans, but it doesn't look like I am eligible for the basic maintenance loan? How would that work for me then?? (I'll be a 1st year, full-time student living outside of London without my parents)
    Thanks for helping!
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    (Original post by Val17)
    Hi,
    I am pretty confused about whether or not I am eligible for the maintenance loan.
    I am a Swiss national but have settled status in the UK and have lived here for over 3 years prior to the start of my course, so I see that I am eligible for student loans, but it doesn't look like I am eligible for the basic maintenance loan? How would that work for me then?? (I'll be a 1st year, full-time student living outside of London without my parents)
    Thanks for helping!
    http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information...ort#layer-3942
    You should be eligible based on this

    Are you sure that you're legally settled: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information...st3969&rl_id=9
    It could be that the online application is restricting your eligibility because you're misunderstanding the definitions. Have a dig through the UKCISA site - it should help you figure out which category of applicant you are and therefore help you fill out the application form in the way SFE are expecting.

    Note: you need to get your application in ASAP if you have been resident in the UK for longer than 3 years but less than 5. The eligibility period will be extended for anyone applying for 2016/17 funding after this piece of legislation goes through towards the end of this month: http://www.parliament.uk/business/pu...03-01/HCWS559/
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    (Original post by PQ)
    http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information...ort#layer-3942
    You should be eligible based on this

    Are you sure that you're legally settled: http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/Information...st3969&rl_id=9
    It could be that the online application is restricting your eligibility because you're misunderstanding the definitions. Have a dig through the UKCISA site - it should help you figure out which category of applicant you are and therefore help you fill out the application form in the way SFE are expecting.

    Note: you need to get your application in ASAP if you have been resident in the UK for longer than 3 years but less than 5. The eligibility period will be extended for anyone applying for 2016/17 funding after this piece of legislation goes through towards the end of this month: http://www.parliament.uk/business/pu...03-01/HCWS559/
    Hi,
    Thanks!
    Yeah, I think I meant ordinarily resident rather than settled.
    From the link you gave me, it does look like I am eligible, but thanks for letting me know about the change in the law! I've had trouble finding exactly when that will take effect though?
    Also, from what I understand, this is only for living/maintenance costs rather than tuition fees, am I right?
    Thanks
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    (Original post by Val17)
    Hi,
    Thanks!
    Yeah, I think I meant ordinarily resident rather than settled.
    From the link you gave me, it does look like I am eligible, but thanks for letting me know about the change in the law! I've had trouble finding exactly when that will take effect though?
    Also, from what I understand, this is only for living/maintenance costs rather than tuition fees, am I right?
    Thanks
    The change in law applies to the maintenance loan only. You need to apply before 24 March to avoid the longer residence requirement.
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    (Original post by PQ)
    The change in law applies to the maintenance loan only. You need to apply before 24 March to avoid the longer residence requirement.
    Thanks! I would never have known otherwise
 
 
 
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