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Continuing EU student eligibility to maintenance loan watch

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    I'm an EU national. Last year I applied for student finance for the first year of my course (2015/2016). I wasn't eleigible to get the maintenance loan because I'd lived only 2 years in the UK by that point.

    Now I've lived three years in the UK, but I read that they changed the rules for 2016/2017 EU students and they raised the period of required reidency to get maintenance loan to five years.

    I'll be applying as a continuing student for 2016/2017 and I've lived three years in the UK. Will the new rules affect me or I'm under the old rules and 3 years is enough to get the maintenance loan?
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    (Original post by tmkn)
    I'm an EU national. Last year I applied for student finance for the first year of my course (2015/2016). I wasn't eleigible to get the maintenance loan because I'd lived only 2 years in the UK by that point.

    Now I've lived three years in the UK, but I read that they changed the rules for 2016/2017 EU students and they raised the period of required reidency to get maintenance loan to five years.

    I'll be applying as a continuing student for 2016/2017 and I've lived three years in the UK. Will the new rules affect me or I'm under the old rules and 3 years is enough to get the maintenance loan?
    The residency rules apply *at the start of the course*. So although you have now been resident for another year you had still only been resident for 2 years when you atarted the course.

    In other words : no you are not eligible for a maintenance loan.
 
 
 
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