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    Hello, i am planning on going to college next year to study at level 3 in england and i will be 19. I am currently doing my first year of level 3 in wales but do not plan to continue the second year as i want to go to england to study another course. will i be eligble for the loan if i already have the first year of the same level? furthermore, my mother believes that if i use the advanced learner loan to cover my two years of college this comes out of my 4 year funding for university, is this true?...Can i even get an advanced learner loan if i am from wales going to england... will i still be usijg the welsh student finance system for funding such as LSF or will i be using the English version? Sorry for this being long i am just veru confused at the moment! Thankyou!
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    Hello, i am planning on going to college next year to study at level 3 in england and i will be 19. I am currently doing my first year of level 3 in wales but do not plan to continue the second year as i want to go to england to study another course. will i be eligble for the loan if i already have the first year of the same level? furthermore, my mother believes that if i use the advanced learner loan to cover my two years of college this comes out of my 4 year funding for university, is this true?...Can i even get an advanced learner loan if i am from wales going to england... will i still be usijg the welsh student finance system for funding such as LSF or will i be using the English version? Sorry for this being long i am just veru confused at the moment! Thankyou!
    Ring them, but my understanding is

    1. You will be eligible. I dont believe you having year 1 will make a difference. You should check to see if you can transfer credits if you wish.

    2.Eligibility for loans is yes if you meet the criteria. Being in Wales doesn't make a difference .
    https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/eligibility

    3.ALL is separate from SFE degree student loans (although the debt is all bundled together. It will not affect your 4 years entitlement, unless you start doing higher level 5 qualifications. You can check with ALL.

    4. I dont know the answer to the last one. Ask ALL. As far as I can see the residence criteria applies to the UK and not Wales or England so you meet them.

    5. You will also transition over to the English student loans system as the criteria is 3 years UK residence + normally live in England, which you will do by then.
    https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies

    Write back if thats not cleared up and you should check with them anyway, but I believe it will be ok. Your other choice of course to get to Uni will be an access course.

    http://www.accesstohe.ac.uk/Access/F...ptcookies=true

    The advantage of this is that if you complete the degree, then the money for access gets written off.
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    Ring them, but my understanding is

    1. You will be eligible. I dont believe you having year 1 will make a difference. You should check to see if you can transfer credits if you wish.



    2.Eligibility for loans is yes if you meet the criteria. Being in Wales doesn't make a difference .
    https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/eligibility

    3.ALL is separate from SFE degree student loans (although the debt is all bundled together. It will not affect your 4 years entitlement, unless you start doing higher level 5 qualifications. You can check with ALL.

    4. I dont know the answer to the last one. Ask ALL. As far as I can see the residence criteria applies to the UK and not Wales or England so you meet them.

    5. You will also transition over to the English student loans system as the criteria is 3 years UK residence + normally live in England, which you will do by then.
    https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies

    Write back if thats not cleared up and you should check with them anyway, but I believe it will be ok. Your other choice of course to get to Uni will be an access course.

    http://www.accesstohe.ac.uk/Access/F...ptcookies=true

    The advantage of this is that if you complete the degree, then the money for access gets written off.
    Thankyou for the time you put into your reply, this has helped me very much!
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    Thankyou for the time you put into your reply, this has helped me very much!
    Just confirm it with SFE, but I believe thats the way the residence requirement works and note ALL is slightly different from HE student loans.
 
 
 
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