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    I've applied for my place at uni and got offers back, chose my firm and insurance, etc. However, now I'm confused as to who I apply as - I'm an 18 year old EU national (from Poland), with a valid Polish passport, however, I have lived in England since 2007, and I've read somewhere that I can apply as a UK/'English' student if I've lived here for more than 5 years before the start of this course. Is this true? If so, would I have to provide extra information when applying?

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    (Original post by Dommo98)
    Hi.

    I've applied for my place at uni and got offers back, chose my firm and insurance, etc. However, now I'm confused as to who I apply as - I'm an 18 year old EU national (from Poland), with a valid Polish passport, however, I have lived in England since 2007, and I've read somewhere that I can apply as a UK/'English' student if I've lived here for more than 5 years before the start of this course. Is this true? If so, would I have to provide extra information when applying?

    Thanks.
    Yes if you've lived in the England as an EU national for 5 years or more at the start of your course then you can apply for both tuition and maintenance loans. You can apply online https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance or with a paper form if you're having trouble with the online application https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-f...17/new-student.

    You'll need to prove residency for the 5 years prior to your course starting and you'll need to provide your household income if you want to be assessed for the income-assessed portion of the maintenance loan (and for any bursaries you may be eligible for).

    You need to get moving - applications need to be in by 27 May to be guaranteed that the funds will be available when you start your course. If you miss that deadline you'll still get paid but it might be as late as the January after you start your course.
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    Just wanted to tag onto this thread since my circumstances are pretty much exactly the same as Dommo98's - I recently received the payment timetable which shows the breakdown for my Tuition Fee Loan as well as the total amount for the Maintenance Loan (for which there's no timetable, which is strange) but the eligibility section on my online account claims I am not entitled to the Maintenance Loan. Unfortunately I applied as an EU student as I didn't know whether or not I qualified to be a UK home student at the time (turns out I did). Is this just a mix-up between the different systems that Student Finance has or should I give them a call just to make sure everything's okay?
 
 
 
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