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    I am planning on starting a full time degree in September 2018. I am currently employed and am on a £25000 + salary. When I start studying I will not have a steady means of income. I see in the application for a living allowance that it takes into account the last tax year annual salary when assessing the amount you qualify for. I live in London and live alone. Will my current salary affect what amount I am entitled to in the 2018 academic year application?
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    (Original post by mandatam01)
    I am planning on starting a full time degree in September 2018. I am currently employed and am on a £25000 + salary. When I start studying I will not have a steady means of income. I see in the application for a living allowance that it takes into account the last tax year annual salary when assessing the amount you qualify for. I live in London and live alone. Will my current salary affect what amount I am entitled to in the 2018 academic year application?
    Hi mandatam01,

    What you earn now (or what you earned during the required tax year) will have no effect on your 2018/19 application. We don't take a students salary in account unless they are being paid by their employer to attend the course.

    If you are 25 or over before the start of the academic year and single then we won't need the household income details to assess you for the full amount of Maintenance Loan.

    Regards,

    Stuart
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    Hi mandatam01,

    What you earn now (or what you earned during the required tax year) will have no effect on your 2018/19 application. We don't take a students salary in account unless they are being paid by their employer to attend the course.

    If you are 25 or over before the start of the academic year and single then we won't need the household income details to assess you for the full amount of Maintenance Loan.

    Regards,

    Stuart
    Hi Stuart,

    Thank you very much for coming back to me, I am pleased to hear this. Thank you for your help.

    Kind Regards,

    Amanda Patterson
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    Hello,I hope you don’t mind me jumping on this thread to ask a follow up question. I think I know the answer but would be great to confirm.If you’re assessed and qualify for the full maintenance loan by SFE because you’re over 25 and single, does that trigger universities who offer bursaries for low income students as well? E.g a university states you’re eligible for £1000 a year if your SFE assessed income is below £x ...I know this may sound stupidly simple and obvious but I would just like to know. I appreciate all universities set their own eligibility but this basic fact seems hard to get an answer to. Thank you for answering the original query to this thread, I’d been looking for ages!
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    (Original post by Mikey_k)
    Hello,I hope you don’t mind me jumping on this thread to ask a follow up question. I think I know the answer but would be great to confirm.If you’re assessed and qualify for the full maintenance loan by SFE because you’re over 25 and single, does that trigger universities who offer bursaries for low income students as well? E.g a university states you’re eligible for £1000 a year if your SFE assessed income is below £x ...I know this may sound stupidly simple and obvious but I would just like to know. I appreciate all universities set their own eligibility but this basic fact seems hard to get an answer to. Thank you for answering the original query to this thread, I’d been looking for ages!
    Hi Mikey_k,

    It's also hard to give an answer to as universities don't all do it the same way. Some of them will assess each student for eligibility while some will wait for the student to make an application for a bursary before making that assessment.

    It's worthwhile making sure you've given your consent for us to share the financial information with the university. If your university is one that will check what bursaries and/or scholarships you're eligible for automatically then they can access the required information.

    Have a look at the bursary section of prospective universities websites as there may be more information there about whether it's an automatic process or not.

    Regards,

    Stuart
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    May I ask a quick question? I'm over 25 and not working. In my application (full time 2nd year of degree in London) it asks where I will be living during my course. I had planned to live away from my parents, but in the summary before I submit my application, the amount of maintenance loan it says I am eligible for (the higher amount) is only £5,820, which would not be enough. Is that figure definite or will it be further assessed? Thanks
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    (Original post by Ab.d)
    May I ask a quick question? I'm over 25 and not working. In my application (full time 2nd year of degree in London) it asks where I will be living during my course. I had planned to live away from my parents, but in the summary before I submit my application, the amount of maintenance loan it says I am eligible for (the higher amount) is only £5,820, which would not be enough. Is that figure definite or will it be further assessed? Thanks
    Ab.d,

    To change the application to living elsewhere, you can change this on your online account, when this has been updated, your entitlement amount will change and will update on your online account when processed.

    Thanks

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    I am 27 and about to start a teacher training course, and I expect to be living in London during the course (away from the family home, which I part-own, with a mortgage). Is there a reason why the SFE questions asked for my household income including my parents salary? Is the house hold income meant to mean the income at the house where I will be living during this course (in which case, £0, or is it meant to be the household income back home in sussex?)I have provided the household income which includes my mother's income (over £25k, but she is a pensioner!) but I'm not sure why my parents income is relevant when I am 27 and have my own home and mortgage to pay and will not be assisted by a parental income whilst studying and living away from home in London... I am concerned that it will reduce the overall total I am entitled to when in reality I will have 0 income and no parental support during this PGCE, and if I am not assessed to get at least £8-11 k maintenance loan I will be unable to afford the cost of study and living in London.
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    (Original post by alexac2812)
    I am 27 and about to start a teacher training course, and I expect to be living in London during the course (away from the family home, which I part-own, with a mortgage). Is there a reason why the SFE questions asked for my household income including my parents salary? Is the house hold income meant to mean the income at the house where I will be living during this course (in which case, £0, or is it meant to be the household income back home in sussex?)I have provided the household income which includes my mother's income (over £25k, but she is a pensioner!) but I'm not sure why my parents income is relevant when I am 27 and have my own home and mortgage to pay and will not be assisted by a parental income whilst studying and living away from home in London... I am concerned that it will reduce the overall total I am entitled to when in reality I will have 0 income and no parental support during this PGCE, and if I am not assessed to get at least £8-11 k maintenance loan I will be unable to afford the cost of study and living in London.
    Hi Alexac2812

    If you are over 25 you should be assessed as an independent student. We should not require your parents financial details to support your application.
    If this is still the case, you should contact us our office to discuss your application.

    Thanks
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    Hi Stuart,Just to be clear...I am considering a full time degree starting 9/2019. I earn £24,000 pa and live by myself. Are you saying that I could expect the full amount of maintenance loan? That would be £8,000 ish right?Thanks,Adam.
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    (Original post by adman001)
    Hi Stuart,Just to be clear...I am considering a full time degree starting 9/2019. I earn £24,000 pa and live by myself. Are you saying that I could expect the full amount of maintenance loan? That would be £8,000 ish right?Thanks,Adam.
    Hi Adam,


    Yes that is correct if you don't already hold a degree qualification and if you didn't study a university degree previously. The entitlement amount is roughly correct for 2018/19 academic year. We don't have details of 2019/20 figures as of yet.


    Kind regards,
    Shahrzad
 
 
 

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