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    Just wanted to ask those who are single parents in uni...

    How much is your rent & bills ?? how are you coping. Any advice ? Im stressing out just thinking about living alone with my child while studying as my parents both work full time and have crazy work schedules and can only help on some days with child care...

    Im pregnant with my first child and due in april, the uni im gonna be attending is in Manchester but ive been looking at apartments that are fully furnished as i do not want to buy any atm, they range from £700 to £1300 these are located in Manchester city centre, the reason im looking at city centre accommodation is so that i will find it easier to travel and get transport fast.

    Am i crazy to be even looking at accommodation thats at that price or its normal as it is private. I will also be going back to work part time during summer so i can be earning something n savin up before moving at the end if August/beginning of September.
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    (Original post by Melanin95)
    Just wanted to ask those who are single parents in uni...

    How much is your rent & bills ?? how are you coping. Any advice ? Im stressing out just thinking about living alone with my child while studying as my parents both work full time and have crazy work schedules and can only help on some days with child care...

    Im pregnant with my first child and due in april, the uni im gonna be attending is in Manchester but ive been looking at apartments that are fully furnished as i do not want to buy any atm, they range from £700 to £1300 these are located in Manchester city centre, the reason im looking at city centre accommodation is so that i will find it easier to travel and get transport fast.

    Am i crazy to be even looking at accommodation thats at that price or its normal as it is private. I will also be going back to work part time during summer so i can be earning something n savin up before moving at the end if August/beginning of September.
    Hi- congratulations on your baby & going to university! I am sure it will be a challenge that you handle beautifully. I don't have a child but I didn't want you to not have a response from anyone.

    Have you looked into all the finances that you will be entitled to? I think you could be entitled to the following:

    Child care grant
    Child tax credits
    Parents learning allowance.
    Child benefit

    I'm not sure but your student maintenance loan will be assessed as if you are an independent student (i.e not based on parents income) because you are a mum (hopefully maximum loan...)

    I guess you will need to see where you stand financially before deciding what you can afford rent wise.

    Good luck! I am sure with a bit of planning you will be able to manage this. Just don't give up to easily and try and find friends in a similar situation!
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    I'm not sure but your student maintenance loan will be assessed as if you are an independent student (i.e not based on parents income) because you are a mum (hopefully maximum loan...)
    Yes. Students who are responsible for a child (either as a single parent or as a couple) are assessed on their own income.
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    Yes. Students who are responsible for a child (either as a single parent or as a couple) are assessed on their own income.
    Thanks for confirming
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    (Original post by Melanin95)
    Just wanted to ask those who are single parents in uni...

    How much is your rent & bills ?? how are you coping. Any advice ? Im stressing out just thinking about living alone with my child while studying as my parents both work full time and have crazy work schedules and can only help on some days with child care...

    Im pregnant with my first child and due in april, the uni im gonna be attending is in Manchester but ive been looking at apartments that are fully furnished as i do not want to buy any atm, they range from £700 to £1300 these are located in Manchester city centre, the reason im looking at city centre accommodation is so that i will find it easier to travel and get transport fast.

    Am i crazy to be even looking at accommodation thats at that price or its normal as it is private. I will also be going back to work part time during summer so i can be earning something n savin up before moving at the end if August/beginning of September.

    Hi Also a single Uni parent. Mines now 12 months old.

    You can get help to help you study!
    You'll get:
    Student finance (highest amounts)
    Housing benefit
    Council tax reduction
    Tax credits
    child benefit.

    It'll be a struggle alone but you can do it If you look at "entitled to" websites, itll show you about tax credits, housing benefit etc!
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    Council tax reduction
    You're exempt from council tax as a full time student. You may be asked by the council for proof of this, which the uni will supply.
 
 
 
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