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Am I eligible for maintenance loan if I don't have a UK passport?

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    Hello, I need help.

    Yesterday, my teacher told me that since I have a EU passport (Hungarian), I am not eligible to receive maintenance loan to cover accommodation and other costs at university. Is this true?

    If this is any useful information, I have lived in England since 2008 and have been in full time education in this country since 2008 September.
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    (Original post by punygoddess)
    Hello, I need help.

    Yesterday, my teacher told me that since I have a EU passport (Hungarian), I am not eligible to receive maintenance loan to cover accommodation and other costs at university. Is this true?

    If this is any useful information, I have lived in England since 2008 and have been in full time education in this country since 2008 September.
    No it's not true.

    As long as you didn't come to the UK solely for education and you can prove that you have lived here for five full years before the start of the degree course, then SFE will assess you as a Home/UK student for both the Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan.

    It's nothing to do with your passport.
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    (Original post by Klix88)
    No it's not true.

    As long as you didn't come to the UK solely for education and you can prove that you have lived here for five full years before the start of the degree course, then SFE will assess you as a Home/UK student for both the Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan.

    It's nothing to do with your passport.
    Thank you for clarifying it. I was really hoping that my teacher was incorrect, otherwise I would have to change all my university choices to somewhere local.
 
 
 
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