I'm currently in the process of applying for student finance to study Nursing starting in September 2016 and I'm having a bit of trouble with finding out what I'm eligible for.
The SFE application says I am only eligible for a maintenance loan of up to £2,324 due to eligibility for an NHS bursary. But, on the NHS Award Estimate calculator that says I am only eligible for around £3,700. I don't know if they combine but even if they did that's only around £6,000...but my question is..if I applied for a maintenance loan through SFE for a non-healthcare course...I could receive up to £8,000, which, with my parents income I would get most of... so why am I entitled to so little purely because of a healthcare course? or am I doing anything wrong? or is there something I should be aware of/doing that enables me to get more of a maintenance loan?
I'm not very good at explaining this, sorry! I just can't understand why I am not entitled to the same amount of money for a maintenance loan as I would be if applying for a non-healthcare course.
Thank you so much!!!
As someone on an NHS course, you're entitled to half of the non-income assessed maintenance loan plus the bursary. There's also the long course loan if your course is over 30 weeks long.