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    Hi,
    If I start 1 year MSc. in September 2018, does it make any difference in getting a gov.uk postgraduate loan in the summer, if I stay self-employed right up till start in September (assuming my lowish earnings wouldn't be a problem) ? Would I be more likely to get the loan if I was on income JSA in the summer?
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    MB
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    (Original post by Hamstalot)
    Hi,
    If I start 1 year MSc. in September 2018, does it make any difference in getting a gov.uk postgraduate loan in the summer, if I stay self-employed right up till start in September (assuming my lowish earnings wouldn't be a problem) ? Would I be more likely to get the loan if I was on income JSA in the summer?
    Cheers.
    MB
    I dont believe they do any sort of income verification. You are either eligible or not. You can stay self employed through your course.

    https://www.gov.uk/masters-loan/eligibility
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    (Original post by Hamstalot)
    Hi,
    If I start 1 year MSc. in September 2018, does it make any difference in getting a gov.uk postgraduate loan in the summer, if I stay self-employed right up till start in September (assuming my lowish earnings wouldn't be a problem) ? Would I be more likely to get the loan if I was on income JSA in the summer?
    Cheers.
    MB
    Hi there,

    The Postgraduate loan is not means tested. Right now, the loan entitles you to any amount up to £10,609. You can take as much or as little of that £10,609 as you want regardless of other income.

    However, a point worth remembering is that the DWP may take your postgraduate loan into account when calculating any benefits you receive - it is paid directly to you, so it counts as 'income' in that sense.

    Hope this helps!

    Fred - UEA PG Rep
 
 
 
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