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Just been looking at student finance NI, which is where we live. My son has had 2 years of HE funding with his HND, and if he accepts his place at Man Met will be going into the second year. I've just been looking on the Student Finance NI website for the academic year 2017/18. It says if you are studying in somewhere other than London, i.e. "Elsewhere", it says the maximum you are entitled to in Maintenance is £4,840 for the second year and a bit less for the final year. The accommodation fees at Birley are £5,586 a year. The Maintenance Loan is supposed to cover rent, food, clothes a
etc, but judging by this is doesn't even cover the rent. I am a single parent on a very low income. Can someone help? Maybe i've got it all wrong. Thanks.
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(Original post by markova21)
Just been looking at student finance NI, which is where we live. My son has had 2 years of HE funding with his HND, and if he accepts his place at Man Met will be going into the second year. I've just been looking on the Student Finance NI website for the academic year 2017/18. It says if you are studying in somewhere other than London, i.e. "Elsewhere", it says the maximum you are entitled to in Maintenance is £4,840 for the second year and a bit less for the final year. The accommodation fees at Birley are £5,586 a year. The Maintenance Loan is supposed to cover rent, food, clothes a
etc, but judging by this is doesn't even cover the rent. I am a single parent on a very low income. Can someone help? Maybe i've got it all wrong. Thanks.
My understanding from a quick scan is that there is a max loan of £4840 plus extra if the course is greater than 30 weeks attendance. This is repayable because its a loan.

In addition there is a grant, which is £3,475 if your income is below £19,203.

The full amount is reduced in stages with the upper ceiling being £41,065

As its a grant it is not repayable. That makes it a possible max £8,315.

In addition he is likely to need to get a job to supplement this like most students.

http://www.studentfinanceni.co.uk/po..._schema=PORTAL
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