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    I'm going to uni in September so I'm applying for student finance now. In the past 3 years my dad has worked in Asia on a working visa (no dual residency or anything like that) but I have been a resident in the UK for over 3 years. My whole family are British nationals btw! So basically I just want to know if my Dad's work history is going to affect my application for finance.

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    (Original post by Helen1238)
    Hey !

    I'm going to uni in September so I'm applying for student finance now. In the past 3 years my dad has worked in Asia on a working visa (no dual residency or anything like that) but I have been a resident in the UK for over 3 years. My whole family are British nationals btw! So basically I just want to know if my Dad's work history is going to affect my application for finance.

    Thanks so much
    It shouldn't make a difference.

    He'll still need to declare his income from 2014/15 tax year in GBP (£) - so if you convert from a local currency make sure you detail the exchange rate you used in the "any other notes" section. Although if he filed a UK tax return then that should be simpler.
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    Okay thank you, that's good to know! Having more closely read the eligibility terms, I've found another potential problem. It states that I may not be allowed a loan if I have previously studied a higher education course. I have studied a 1 year art and design foundation diploma, which I completed last May, but I funded that myself, as there is no government funding available for that course anyway. My sister did the same foundation course and went straight on to study at uni (with no problems regarding the loan), but I took a year out afterwards for personal reasons and because I wasn't sure yet what degree to take. Does this make a difference ?
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    (Original post by Helen1238)
    Okay thank you, that's good to know! Having more closely read the eligibility terms, I've found another potential problem. It states that I may not be allowed a loan if I have previously studied a higher education course. I have studied a 1 year art and design foundation diploma, which I completed last May, but I funded that myself, as there is no government funding available for that course anyway. My sister did the same foundation course and went straight on to study at uni (with no problems regarding the loan), but I took a year out afterwards for personal reasons and because I wasn't sure yet what degree to take. Does this make a difference ?
    An art and design foundation diploma is a level 3 FE qualification. It doesn't count as previous HE study.
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    Oh okay great ! I was confused seeing as it's also called a foundation course, so I got them mixed up. Thank you for your help.
 
 
 
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