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    To keep it short. I am leaving my full time employment to do an access course in September.

    From that, I hope to attend university next year for my first undergrad degree,

    I am trying to work out about funding.

    I don't get funding for the access but have small savings to live off during this.

    I know the funding has changed into one maintenance loan now for Uni/

    I have read the forms and guidance and realised that, at 23 but having worked over 3 years, I will be classed as an independent student.

    As I will be leaving my work and doing my UNI degree full time from next Sept, my income will be 0? Does this mean as an independent student studying full time I automatically get the full loan?

    On the other hand, I have been on 13-18k per annum salary over the last few years but have no savings etc and I know they ask for your income.

    If the above is not correct (as in I will get full loan), how on earth will I afford uni + rent etc? Surely because I had quite a low paying job for a few years prior that would not effect my amount of loan eligibility for my first course?

    Thanks for any help, sorry its a bit long. Just want it clarifying before I quit my job!!

    p.s. My "parents" income is also very low, so i originally thought I was safe before I realised I would be classed as an independent student!
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    (Original post by Platinum213)
    Hi

    To keep it short. I am leaving my full time employment to do an access course in September.

    From that, I hope to attend university next year for my first undergrad degree,

    I am trying to work out about funding.

    I don't get funding for the access but have small savings to live off during this.

    I know the funding has changed into one maintenance loan now for Uni/

    I have read the forms and guidance and realised that, at 23 but having worked over 3 years, I will be classed as an independent student.

    As I will be leaving my work and doing my UNI degree full time from next Sept, my income will be 0? Does this mean as an independent student studying full time I automatically get the full loan?

    On the other hand, I have been on 13-18k per annum salary over the last few years but have no savings etc and I know they ask for your income.

    If the above is not correct (as in I will get full loan), how on earth will I afford uni + rent etc? Surely because I had quite a low paying job for a few years prior that would not effect my amount of loan eligibility for my first course?

    Thanks for any help, sorry its a bit long. Just want it clarifying before I quit my job!!

    p.s. My "parents" income is also very low, so i originally thought I was safe before I realised I would be classed as an independent student!
    The income of the student is never included - only unearned income (from trust funds and rental investments and the like) is counted.

    If you're classed as independent then only your (unearned) income in 2017/18 and the income of your partner (if you have one) for the 2015/16 tax year would be assessed.
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    The income of the student is never included - only unearned income (from trust funds and rental investments and the like) is counted.

    If you're classed as independent then only your (unearned) income in 2017/18 and the income of your partner (if you have one) for the 2015/16 tax year would be assessed.
    Excellent, thank you for clarifying.

    No Partner and no unearned income so all looks good.
 
 
 
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