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    Got a question about what student finance you could get? Our experts are here to help.

    Ryan has worked within Student Finance England for over ten years and will be happy to answer any questions relating to student funding.

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    If there are 2 students at university at the same time, are there any extra funds that can be allocated?
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    Sue is one of Student Finance England's experienced Student Finance Advisors. She specialises in Student Finance England applications (SFE) and Postgraduate Loans (PGL).Sue has worked in Student Finance England’s Customer Services Team for over five years. As a Customer Advisor, she provides information, advice and guidance to students, partners, parents and university practitioners.

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    what can be done for a student that has been recognised by the university as overseas and can't afford the tuition fee but has lived in the UK for 5 years?
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    I'm just wondering what I'd be entitled to get as a married mum of 3 ever growing kids? X
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    My partner and I are engaged, however we do not fit the criteria to be classed as independent. Only I am going to university in September 2018. We want to wed in August but we are still not sure of this date. I am wondering if we can be classed as legally engaged to be classed as independent? And if not, can I apply to student finance now as married and provide the marriage certificate in August?
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    (Original post by Evan SLC)
    Hi,

    you may be asked to show evidence that your family remained in the UK, and that your education was the only reason for your absence, rather than one among several. Living for several years in your country of origin may not be considered temporary simply because you attended education while there. Our assessors will decide such an issue on a case-by-case basis.

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    Wait, sorry so if i am studying in my own country for less than 2 years, it may not be classed as temporary
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    Hi,When there is more than one student from the same household in higher education we will deduct £1130 for each additional student from the total amount of household income declared - this is known as a 'Disregard'. We will also include any child dependants not in further or higher education in this assessment.That normally means there may be slightly more funding available.Kind regards, Ryan
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    (Original post by iniajayi)
    If there are 2 students at university at the same time, are there any extra funds that can be allocated?
    Hi,

    When there is more than one student from the same household in higher education we will deduct £1130 for each additional student from the total amount of household income declared - this is known as a 'Disregard'. We will also include any child dependants not in further or higher education in this assessment.That normally means there may be slightly more funding available.

    Kind regards, Ryan
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    (Original post by Jessiedee)
    Hiya
    I'm just wondering what I'd be entitled to get as a married mum of 3 ever growing kids? X

    Hi Jessie,

    If you have dependant children while you study you can apply for Grant for Dependents, Maintenance Loan, Tuition Fee Loan and the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) if relevant.

    Please use our Student Finance Calculator to give you an idea of what you may receive. Please click here: http://bit.ly/1eWRiXJ

    Kind regards, Ryan
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    (Original post by wolto)
    what can be done for a student that has been recognised by the university as overseas and can't afford the tuition fee but has lived in the UK for 5 years?
    Hi,

    If you have been living in the United Kingdom (UK) for five years prior to the start of your course and are from a country within the European Union (EU) we will class you as a home student. This means you can apply for the Maintenance Loan, Tuition Fee Loan, Grants if you have dependants and the Disable Student Allowance (DSA) if relevant.

    Although, if you are from a country outwith the EU but have an immigration status that allows you to receive funding from Student Finance England, you can apply. You must have Indefinite Leave to Enter or Indefinite Leave to Remain.

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    Hi Ryan
    Thanks for the reply.

    How accurate is the calculator? It's not going to over estimate and then I give up my work to attend uni instead and then it turns out that we don't qualify for anything?!?I'm stressing with it all xx
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    Hi Jessie,

    If you have dependant children while you study you can apply for Grant for Dependents, Maintenance Loan, Tuition Fee Loan and the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) if relevant.

    Please use our Student Finance Calculator to give you an idea of what you may receive. Please click here: http://bit.ly/1eWRiXJ

    Kind regards, Ryan
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    (Original post by stu17260293)
    My partner and I are engaged, however we do not fit the criteria to be classed as independent. Only I am going to university in September 2018. We want to wed in August but we are still not sure of this date. I am wondering if we can be classed as legally engaged to be classed as independent? And if not, can I apply to student finance now as married and provide the marriage certificate in August?
    Hi,

    We cannot class you as an Independent student on the basis of being engaged.

    If you get married before the 1st of September 2018 and you're under 25 years old then we will require your spouse to provide their financial information to support your application on a PFF2 form, as well as a copy of your marriage certificate. You can print the form from here: http://bit.ly/1hErcvL

    We can only assess you in this way once you are married.

    Kind regards, Ryan
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    (Original post by Jessiedee)
    Hi Ryan
    Thanks for the reply.

    How accurate is the calculator? It's not going to over estimate and then I give up my work to attend uni instead and then it turns out that we don't qualify for anything?!?I'm stressing with it all xx
    Hi Jessie,

    You're welcome.

    The calculator is accurate based on the information that is entered, although we cannot confirm you will definitely receive the amount confirmed until we receive and process your specific application.

    Kind regards, Ryan
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    (Original post by OL-A)
    Wait, sorry so if i am studying in my own country for less than 2 years, it may not be classed as temporary
    Hi,

    Yes, that's correct.

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    Hi,

    last Monday, whilst during the application process, my stepdad said if his income and my mom's income are combined, it's going to be above 70K and I will only get like 4000 for my maintenance loan as a result. My mom is quite worried at the minute. My mom is wondering if she could be the only one involved in the application process because in reality, she is the one who provides financial help to me. And besides, my stepdad has not adopted me legally to be his 'son' and he does not have any responsibility and obligation towards me. My mom is indeed married to my stepdad but I am not my stepdad's son biologically or legally. So is this possible for my mom to be the only one involved?

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    Thanks again xxx

    QUOTE=Ryan McIlvain;76113720]Hi Jessie,

    You're welcome.

    The calculator is accurate based on the information that is entered, although we cannot confirm you will definitely receive the amount confirmed until we receive and process your specific application.

    Kind regards, Ryan[/QUOTE]
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    (Original post by Student Money Week 2018)
    Got a question about what student finance you could get? Our experts are here to help.

    Ryan has worked within Student Finance England for over ten years and will be happy to answer any questions relating to student funding.

    Please be aware all answers will be posted on Thursday 15 February.
    Hi, i have been living in the UK since 2009 and i have an indefinate leave to remain in the UK but around November 2014, i left the country to go to my country for temporary study and came back July 2016. I have letter and other proof to state this dates. MY family was also here while i was away. I am starting university September 2018. Would i be eligible
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    (Original post by MatthewDogelio)
    Hi,

    last Monday, whilst during the application process, my stepdad said if his income and my mom's income are combined, it's going to be above 70K and I will only get like 4000 for my maintenance loan as a result. My mom is quite worried at the minute. My mom is wondering if she could be the only one involved in the application process because in reality, she is the one who provides financial help to me. And besides, my stepdad has not adopted me legally to be his 'son' and he does not have any responsibility and obligation towards me. My mom is indeed married to my stepdad but I am not my stepdad's son biologically or legally. So is this possible for my mom to be the only one involved?

    Thanks
    Hi Matthew,

    We appreciate your situation, although we will require your step fathers financial information when assessing you for funding. Any parents or step parents who live together must declare their income.

    Kind regards, Ryan
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    (Original post by Ryan McIlvain)
    Hi,

    Yes, that's correct.

    Kind regards, Ryan
    Sorry why is that
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