Medicine as 2nd degree 2018/19 Maintenance Loan Watch

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Dear Student Finance,

I studied BSc Biochemistry for one year before withdrawing from the course. I then studied BSc Biomedicine (3 years) at a different university. I took out the full maintenance and tuition fee loans for all four years of study.

I am going to study 5 year undergraduate Medicine as a second degree beginning 2018/19.

Please can you let me know if I am eligible, from years 1-4 of the Medicine degree, for the full maintenance loan of £8700 as a mature student living outside of London?

Many thanks,

Jasmine
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(Original post by jkiyu)
Dear Student Finance,

I studied BSc Biochemistry for one year before withdrawing from the course. I then studied BSc Biomedicine (3 years) at a different university. I took out the full maintenance and tuition fee loans for all four years of study.

I am going to study 5 year undergraduate Medicine as a second degree beginning 2018/19.

Please can you let me know if I am eligible, from years 1-4 of the Medicine degree, for the full maintenance loan of £8700 as a mature student living outside of London?

Many thanks,

Jasmine
Hi Jasmine,

As you would be studying undergraduate Medicine as a second degree you would be eligible for Maintenance Loan for years 1-4 .

The maximum Means Tested Maintenance Loan amount for full year rate in 2018/19 is £6236.00 for living elsewhere .

The amount of £8702.00 is the London rate of Maintenance Loan . If you are living and studying in London.


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Hi Louise,

Thank you for your reply.

I read on a parliament UK document that the maximum maintanence loan for new full time undergraduates who started their course after 1 August 2016 is £8700 (students living away from home and outside of London).

The same document says that full time undergrads who started their course before 1 August 2016 will receive a maximum £6236 for living outside of London.

You advised me that I would be eligible for the amount of £6236 even though I am starting the Medicine course next academic year 2018/19 (ie after August 2016). Is £6236 the Maximum Maintanence loan I can receive because I had already started a previous degree before August 2016 and therefore am stuck at these rates?

Thank you,

Jasmine

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Hi Jasmine,

As you would be studying undergraduate Medicine as a second degree you would be eligible for Maintenance Loan for years 1-4 .

The maximum Means Tested Maintenance Loan amount for full year rate in 2018/19 is £6236.00 for living elsewhere .

The amount of £8702.00 is the London rate of Maintenance Loan . If you are living and studying in London.


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Louise
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Hi Louise,

Thank you for your reply.

I read on a parliament UK document that the maximum maintanence loan for new full time undergraduates who started their course after 1 August 2016 is £8700 (students living away from home and outside of London).

The same document says that full time undergrads who started their course before 1 August 2016 will receive a maximum £6236 for living outside of London.

You advised me that I would be eligible for the amount of £6236 even though I am starting the Medicine course next academic year 2018/19 (ie after August 2016). Is £6236 the Maximum Maintanence loan I can receive because I had already started a previous degree before August 2016 and therefore am stuck at these rates?

Thank you,

Jasmine
Hi Jasmine,

Louise has advised you correctly, £8702 is the maximum maintenance Loan for London, £6236 is the the maximum, based on household income, that you can receive if living elsewhere.

The loan rates are applicable to all students for the academic year 2018/19.

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Hi Sfe, this is not what it says on your website. It's says 8,700 max for living outside London. And 11,354 for living in London but away from home.
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Hi Louise,Is this also true if I the applicant is from the EU, but intends to stay in the UK and holds a permanent resident certificate?Thanks!
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Hi,

I can confirm the maximum Maintenance Loan for students living in London is £11354 for the academic year 2018/19 and £8700 elsewhere. I apologise for any confusion caused by the previous information which is related to the Special Support Loan and not the standard Maintenance Loan.

Smurfette44, EU students are entitled to Tuition Fee only unless they have lived in the UK for 5 years or are working during their studies.

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Tégan
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