gogus1337
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I really need some help.

Basically, I am an EU National (18 years old) which currently lives in England for the last 3 years (came to UK on 4th of December). I will be applying to two Scottish universities - Aberdeen and RGU. From what I've read, EU nationals have to pay £1820 instead of £9250 when they study in Scotland rather than England.
My question is - how much maintenance I will be able to receive if I will live on my own (technically, I have plans to rent flat along with my friend so we will split bills together)?

From Student finance calculator on Gov.uk, I've got results such as:

- £1,820 Tuition Fee Loan to pay for your course
- £8,430 Maintenance Loan to pay living costs

From Saas.gov.uk, I've read that I will receive maintenance loan depends on my household income. If I will be living alone from September 2017 and will not receive any support off my parents, should I state household income as £0? This way, maintenance loan that I would receive would be £1,875 + £5,750 = £7,625.

But I've also found information that I may not be eligible for any kind of maintenance loan if I live in the UK only for the last three years. I have a really mixed feelings about all this 'maintenance loan' situation and I don't know if it is a good option to study in Scotland and live with my friend, so I pay only £1,820 per tuition year (it wouldn't be a problem if I would receive either £8,430 or £7,625) or stay in England and pay £9,250 per tuition year and live with my parents if I am not eligible for maintenance loan.

Thanks in advance,
Kevin.
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I really need some help.

Basically, I am an EU National (18 years old) which currently lives in England for the last 3 years (came to UK on 4th of December). I will be applying to two Scottish universities - Aberdeen and RGU. From what I've read, EU nationals have to pay £1820 instead of £9250 when they study in Scotland rather than England.
My question is - how much maintenance I will be able to receive if I will live on my own (technically, I have plans to rent flat along with my friend so we will split bills together)?

From Student finance calculator on Gov.uk, I've got results such as:

- £1,820 Tuition Fee Loan to pay for your course
- £8,430 Maintenance Loan to pay living costs

From Saas.gov.uk, I've read that I will receive maintenance loan depends on my household income. If I will be living alone from September 2017 and will not receive any support off my parents, should I state household income as £0? This way, maintenance loan that I would receive would be £1,875 + £5,750 = £7,625.

But I've also found information that I may not be eligible for any kind of maintenance loan if I live in the UK only for the last three years. I have a really mixed feelings about all this 'maintenance loan' situation and I don't know if it is a good option to study in Scotland and live with my friend, so I pay only £1,820 per tuition year (it wouldn't be a problem if I would receive either £8,430 or £7,625) or stay in England and pay £9,250 per tuition year and live with my parents if I am not eligible for maintenance loan.

Thanks in advance,
Kevin.
Hi Kevin,

If you're ordinarily resident in England then you would apply to Student Finance England for funding. As an EU National, to get the full funding, one of the criteria is that you would need to have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 5 years prior the 1st day of the 1st Academic Year of the course.

If don't have the relevant years residency within the UK you will be eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan as an EU student if you have been resident within the EEA/Switzerland for 3 years prior to the 1st day of the 1st AY of the course and resident in the UK for the first day of the course (not the AY).

You may also be eligible for full funding if you or an EU/EEA family member are working in the UK throughout your studies.

We're unable to advise you on Student Awards Agency For Scotland (SAAS) eligibility or entitlement so I would advise contacting them directly to see if that may be an option for you.

Regards,

Stuart
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Hi Kevin,

If you're ordinarily resident in England then you would apply to Student Finance England for funding. As an EU National, to get the full funding, one of the criteria is that you would need to have been ordinarily resident in the UK for 5 years prior the 1st day of the 1st Academic Year of the course.

If don't have the relevant years residency within the UK you will be eligible to apply for a Tuition Fee Loan as an EU student if you have been resident within the EEA/Switzerland for 3 years prior to the 1st day of the 1st AY of the course and resident in the UK for the first day of the course (not the AY).

You may also be eligible for full funding if you or an EU/EEA family member are working in the UK throughout your studies.

We're unable to advise you on Student Awards Agency For Scotland (SAAS) eligibility or entitlement so I would advise contacting them directly to see if that may be an option for you.

Regards,

Stuart
Hi Stuart,

So, if both of my parents work, will I be able to get a full loan (which includes maintenance loan) even though I only live in England for 3 years? Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,
Kevin
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Hi Stuart,

So, if both of my parents work, will I be able to get a full loan (which includes maintenance loan) even though I only live in England for 3 years? Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,
Kevin
Hi gogus1337.

If you are studying in England, then you can apply as the spouse of a Migrant Worker. You will need to speak to SAAS with regards to their eligibility for funding 0300 555 0505.

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