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    Hi everyone,
    I recently was given £4000 as my student loan amount for 2016/17 which makes sense as my parent's income together is fairly high. However, they're in a rigorous amount of debt (over £30,000) meaning that really their income is much, much lower. As well as this, my parents take full care of my 24 year old brother who has no income. I currently have a job and work around 20-30 hours a week to save up to help but my accommodation alone is £2000 more than my loan amount which gives me no maintenance grant and means that I will have to work a lot during uni time to be able to live. I'm aware that student finance is a blessing but is there any way that they would consider me for an appeal?

    Thanks for your help in advance!
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    (Original post by Lucyloo45)
    Hi everyone,
    I recently was given £4000 as my student loan amount for 2016/17 which makes sense as my parent's income together is fairly high. However, they're in a rigorous amount of debt (over £30,000) meaning that really their income is much, much lower. As well as this, my parents take full care of my 24 year old brother who has no income. I currently have a job and work around 20-30 hours a week to save up to help but my accommodation alone is £2000 more than my loan amount which gives me no maintenance grant and means that I will have to work a lot during uni time to be able to live. I'm aware that student finance is a blessing but is there any way that they would consider me for an appeal?

    Thanks for your help in advance!
    I'm afraid SFE aren't going to take an appeal that your household outgoings are higher. They don't assess outgoings of any sort apart from pension contributions and dependent children.

    I'd recommend looking for other sources of funding - sponsorship, charitable grants and when you start at university hardship funds. Have your parents looked into getting help with their debts? Your brother should be eligible for benefits if he isn't working which should be going into the household funds.
 
 
 
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