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    The situation is that next year, I will be living with my grandparents while in Uni, just because it's a bit better for transport to the city centre and I will have a quieter place to study as I have younger siblings at home. It's only about 2 miles away from my parents' home. I'm not going to be paying rent (at least not nearly as much as I would if I was living in private accommodation/halls) so I'm not sure if I should put on my SFE application that I will be living at home or not?
    I'm not trying to cheat the system or anything, it's just how things have worked out for me, so I'd appreciate any advice
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    (Original post by tda)
    The situation is that next year, I will be living with my grandparents while in Uni, just because it's a bit better for transport to the city centre and I will have a quieter place to study as I have younger siblings at home. It's only about 2 miles away from my parents' home. I'm not going to be paying rent (at least not nearly as much as I would if I was living in private accommodation/halls) so I'm not sure if I should put on my SFE application that I will be living at home or not?
    I'm not trying to cheat the system or anything, it's just how things have worked out for me, so I'd appreciate any advice
    I think you can count that as living away technically
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I think you can count that as living away technically
    I would have said this too - because you're not actually living at home.

    Going to move this one to Student Financial Support.
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    It depends how you've applied for finance
    I know someone in your situation who did this but said living at home and used their grandparents information for income.
    They were better off.
    Perhaps calculate what you can borrow first either way?
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    (Original post by tda)
    The situation is that next year, I will be living with my grandparents while in Uni, just because it's a bit better for transport to the city centre and I will have a quieter place to study as I have younger siblings at home. It's only about 2 miles away from my parents' home. I'm not going to be paying rent (at least not nearly as much as I would if I was living in private accommodation/halls) so I'm not sure if I should put on my SFE application that I will be living at home or not?
    I'm not trying to cheat the system or anything, it's just how things have worked out for me, so I'd appreciate any advice
    You are definitely "not living at home" under SF regs.
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    Thanks for your replies everyone
 
 
 
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