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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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    (Original post by Stuart SFE)
    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,

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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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    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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