CAMB UNI: eligible for the camb bursary but dont want to apply for student finance! Watch

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Heya, anyone out there able to sort out my dilemma?

so i hold an offer from cambridge uni and my college has emailed me telling me that if i want to apply for the cambridge bursary i need to apply for student finance first and the info is automatically transferred to camb so they can assess my household income/eligibility

seems like a smooth process, except, i don't actually need student finance but I am still eligible for the bursary so i'm not sure what to do now? (i come from a british territory where our local government fully subsidises our education i'm not rich haha)


i don't know what to do about this, i tried making an account for student finance but you can't bypass the part where you have to apply for a loan... anyone can help?

much appreciated
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(Original post by Demesne7)
Heya, anyone out there able to sort out my dilemma?

so i hold an offer from cambridge uni and my college has emailed me telling me that if i want to apply for the cambridge bursary i need to apply for student finance first and the info is automatically transferred to camb so they can assess my household income/eligibility

seems like a smooth process, except, i don't actually need student finance but I am still eligible for the bursary so i'm not sure what to do now? (i come from a british territory where our local government fully subsidises our education i'm not rich haha)


i don't know what to do about this, i tried making an account for student finance but you can't bypass the part where you have to apply for a loan... anyone can help?

much appreciated
Are you sure you’re eligible for the college bursary?
It’s usually means-tested, so if you have a good source of finance like in your case, not sure if you can get bursaynon top of that. Have you contacted the college to explain the situation and check your eligibility?
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Are you sure you’re eligible for the college bursary?
It’s usually means-tested, so if you have a good source of finance like in your case, not sure if you can get bursaynon top of that. Have you contacted the college to explain the situation and check your eligibility?
I figured I was eligible as my household income is indeed below £42,620. Do they look at other factors beyond this?

"If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student with a household income of below £42,620 then you are likely to be eligible for a Cambridge Bursary of up to £3,500 per year." (https://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac...mbridgebursary)
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I figured I was eligible as my household income is indeed below £42,620. Do they look at other factors beyond this?

"If you are a UK or EU undergraduate student with a household income of below £42,620 then you are likely to be eligible for a Cambridge Bursary of up to £3,500 per year." (https://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac...mbridgebursary)
Yes, you should be eligible. You apply for student finance as usual, there is an option to type in how much loan you want and you can just write £0 in those boxes.
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Heya, anyone out there able to sort out my dilemma?

so i hold an offer from cambridge uni and my college has emailed me telling me that if i want to apply for the cambridge bursary i need to apply for student finance first and the info is automatically transferred to camb so they can assess my household income/eligibility

seems like a smooth process, except, i don't actually need student finance but I am still eligible for the bursary so i'm not sure what to do now? (i come from a british territory where our local government fully subsidises our education i'm not rich haha)


i don't know what to do about this, i tried making an account for student finance but you can't bypass the part where you have to apply for a loan... anyone can help?

much appreciated
(Original post by Forecast)
Yes, you should be eligible. You apply for student finance as usual, there is an option to type in how much loan you want and you can just write £0 in those boxes.
^this.

They use your SFE household information to determine eligibility - whether or not you actually take up a SFE loan. Some students don't want the loan for personal or religious reasons, but do want the bursary. It's fine to do this.
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Yes, you should be eligible. You apply for student finance as usual, there is an option to type in how much loan you want and you can just write £0 in those boxes.

(Original post by Doonesbury)
^this.

They use your SFE household information to determine eligibility - whether or not you actually take up a SFE loan. Some students don't want the loan for personal or religious reasons, but do want the bursary. It's fine to do this.

Ahh fab thanks guys exactly what I needed. TSR to the rescue again 😍 . Much appreciated xx
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