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    Hi,

    I understand that you can apply for a student loan as long as you are under the age of 24 and it is your first degree level course.

    If I started a course in September 2018 at the age of 23 and turned 24 in December, would this then class me as a mature student meaning for the subsequent years I would have to take out a different funding option?

    For example:

    3-Year Degree:
    Year 1: Student loan
    Year 2: Advanced leaner loan
    Year 3: Advanced learner loan

    Would appreciate your help,
    Thank you.
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    (Original post by Flying Pig)
    Hi,

    I understand that you can apply for a student loan as long as you are under the age of 24 and it is your first degree level course.

    If I started a course in September 2018 at the age of 23 and turned 24 in December, would this then class me as a mature student meaning for the subsequent years I would have to take out a different funding option?

    For example:

    3-Year Degree:
    Year 1: Student loan
    Year 2: Advanced leaner loan
    Year 3: Advanced learner loan

    Would appreciate your help,
    Thank you.
    Your funding options would be the same. But if you're 25 by the start of the academic year, it'll go on your income and not your parents income.
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    (Original post by Flying Pig)
    Hi,

    I understand that you can apply for a student loan as long as you are under the age of 24 and it is your first degree level course.

    If I started a course in September 2018 at the age of 23 and turned 24 in December, would this then class me as a mature student meaning for the subsequent years I would have to take out a different funding option?

    For example:

    3-Year Degree:
    Year 1: Student loan
    Year 2: Advanced leaner loan
    Year 3: Advanced learner loan

    Would appreciate your help,
    Thank you.
    There's no different funding for mature students. You get the same student loan at any age (well, there is an upper age limit of about 70 but you're nowhere near that).

    The advanced learner loan is for students doing a level 3 course (equivalent to A Levels). You're also looking at out of date information as it's now available to 19+.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Your funding options would be the same. But if you're 25 by the start of the academic year, it'll go on your income and not your parents income.
    Thank you.


    (Original post by Juno)
    There's no different funding for mature students. You get the same student loan at any age (well, there is an upper age limit of about 70 but you're nowhere near that).

    The advanced learner loan is for students doing a level 3 course (equivalent to A Levels). You're also looking at out of date information as it's now available to 19+.
    So this essentially means anybody up to the age limit of 70 can get the same funding / repayment terms as an 18 year old for a BA hons degree?
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    (Original post by Flying Pig)

    So this essentially means anybody up to the age limit of 70 can get the same funding / repayment terms as an 18 year old for a BA hons degree?
    Yes
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    (Original post by Flying Pig)
    Thank you.




    So this essentially means anybody up to the age limit of 70 can get the same funding / repayment terms as an 18 year old for a BA hons degree?
    Yes.

    The only difference is that if you are over 25, you submit your own income for the income assessment. Under 25, you submit your parental income unless you can prove you're self-supporting
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Yes
    (Original post by Juno)
    Yes.

    The only difference is that if you are over 25, you submit your own income for the income assessment. Under 25, you submit your parental income unless you can prove you're self-supporting


    Thanks for the useful information, cleared up a lot of me
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    (Original post by Flying Pig)
    Hi,

    I understand that you can apply for a student loan as long as you are under the age of 24 and it is your first degree level course.

    If I started a course in September 2018 at the age of 23 and turned 24 in December, would this then class me as a mature student meaning for the subsequent years I would have to take out a different funding option?

    For example:

    3-Year Degree:
    Year 1: Student loan
    Year 2: Advanced leaner loan
    Year 3: Advanced learner loan

    Would appreciate your hel
    Thank you.

    Hi Flying Pig,

    Let me ask you a few questions to help you better,

    first of all are you applying as a UK national ?

    Have you had any previous study or hold any qualifications?

    Thanks Rona
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    (Original post by Rona SFE)
    Hi Flying Pig,

    Let me ask you a few questions to help you better,

    first of all are you applying as a UK national ?

    Have you had any previous study or hold any qualifications?

    Thanks Rona
    I am a UK national.

    I hold 3 A Levels and a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma
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    (Original post by Flying Pig)
    I am a UK national.

    I hold 3 A Levels and a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma


    Hi Flying Pig,

    You can be confident as long as you meet the following residency requirements:

    UK National
    • Must be ordinarily resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the first day of the first academic year of the course and
    • be ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of the first academic year of the course


    you will be entitled to full support. If you are under 25 we would use the household income of your parents.

    You can be assessed as an independent student if you :
    • are 25 or over before the start of the academic year
    • are under 25 and married/divorced
    • have care of a child
    • are married or in a civil partnership
    • have no living parents
    • are irreconcilably estranged from their parents
    • have been the subject of a care order
    • cannot find their parents or it's not reasonably practical to get in touch with them

    A student can also be considered independent if they supported themselves financially for at least three years prior to the start of study.

    Thanks Rona
 
 
 
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