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    hey what is the best student loan company to use or are they all the same?
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    how is the amount of maintenance loan calculated? are outgoings used or is it just your income? also do they look at your cost of living in whichever uni u are going to?
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    If you apply early for Maintence loan and use one credit card, can you change the card after results day if you change to a student account?
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    Hello, In 2014, I did one year studying Media (normal tuition fees) as this was a foundation route to a full undergraduate course. From 2015, started a normal 3 year undergraduate course (different to my initial foundation year) at the same University. In total, by the end of my degree, I will have 4 years of funding from SFE behind me. My question is whether I will still be able to apply for money which will cover my post graduate degree (1 year masters course). I'll be 25 then. Thanks
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    When is the starting date to apply for Student Finance? I can't find it anywhere on the internet, not even on the government website.
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    Hi, I have chronics disease, which is an inflammatory bowel disease that has and still creates difficulties for me, such as having severe stomach aches, and other symptoms. I am an EU student. Will I be able for any disabled funding, even though I am applying for a tuition fee loan?
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    Hi,
    My background: I study as a full time, mature university student in UK. I get tuition fee loan and maintenance loan as well.

    My question is hypothetical.
    If I started up a small company in UK while in full time education, would the fact that I am a company owner (shareholder) affect my eligibility for tuition fee / maintenance loan?
    Does it affect the eligibility at all, or is it purely depends on my over all household income, therefore until my income from the company (e.g. Ltd.) wouldn't reach a certain amount. If so, what would be that amount?
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    Thanks for your questions. We're sorry but we were so busy that we didn't get a chance to answer everybody.

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    Hi, how soon?
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    (Original post by ross howard)
    hey what is the best student loan company to use or are they all the same?
    Hi. To help you decide if you would like us to fund your studies please have a look at www.gov.uk/student-finance and www.studentloanrepayments.co.uk.

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    (Original post by jamie445)
    how is the amount of maintenance loan calculated? are outgoings used or is it just your income? also do they look at your cost of living in whichever uni u are going to?
    Hi . To be means tested we take into account your Gross household income. Outgoings and cost of living are not included however we do take into account things like eg if you are living away from home whilst studying.

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    (Original post by Aisosa)
    If you apply early for Maintence loan and use one credit card, can you change the card after results day if you change to a student account?
    Hi .

    Yes you can change your bank account we will require 4 working days notice to change the bank details so that the payment is made to the new bank account in time.

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    (Original post by padamowicz93)
    Hello, In 2014, I did one year studying Media (normal tuition fees) as this was a foundation route to a full undergraduate course. From 2015, started a normal 3 year undergraduate course (different to my initial foundation year) at the same University. In total, by the end of my degree, I will have 4 years of funding from SFE behind me. My question is whether I will still be able to apply for money which will cover my post graduate degree (1 year masters course). I'll be 25 then. Thanks
    Hi.

    Yes you will be able to apply for a Post Graduate Loan.

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    (Original post by DanielleB3500)
    When is the starting date to apply for Student Finance? I can't find it anywhere on the internet, not even on the government website.
    Hi.

    Applications for full time students should be available February/March . Please keep checking www.gov.uk/student-finance for updates.

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    (Original post by busranergiz)
    Hi, I have chronics disease, which is an inflammatory bowel disease that has and still creates difficulties for me, such as having severe stomach aches, and other symptoms. I am an EU student. Will I be able for any disabled funding, even though I am applying for a tuition fee loan?
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    We are unable to offer DSA support to EU students,

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    (Original post by Gary79)
    Hi,
    My background: I study as a full time, mature university student in UK. I get tuition fee loan and maintenance loan as well.

    My question is hypothetical.
    If I started up a small company in UK while in full time education, would the fact that I am a company owner (shareholder) affect my eligibility for tuition fee / maintenance loan?
    Does it affect the eligibility at all, or is it purely depends on my over all household income, therefore until my income from the company (e.g. Ltd.) wouldn't reach a certain amount. If so, what would be that amount?
    Hi

    We will not take into account your earned income from employment. We only require to know any unearned income your may have .

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    Thanks for your questions everyone.
 
 
 
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