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Hello Everyone!

I’m currently in my last year of studying Biomedical Science, and i’m applying for the 5 year medicine courses next year! Currently i’m predicted a upper first, and i’ve got a ukcat of 2570. I’ve done 6 months volunteering as a hospital volunteer, 1 week shadowing, 1 week as a nursing home volunteer, and i’ve done 1.5 years of volunteering as a school charity organiser.

My question is can I use my maintenance loan to pay for my tuition fee? I’m unsure of the amount I will get on a second degree living at home. Thanks!
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Hi - sorry you haven't had a response to this yet. I'm just going to bump the thread in the hope that someone sees this and can help
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Your maintenance loan, as you know, is paid directly into your bank account. Whether you spend that on rent, tuition, or prostitutes is up to you.

However, how much if any maintenance loan you would be eligible for, I'm not sure. Medicine as a second degree has some additional "clauses", which I believe allows you to be eligible for a maintenance loan only for the preclinical (i.e. non-NHS funded) portion of the degree. However, normally if you are registered as living at home you aren't eligible for a maintenance loan. I would recommend you contact SFE to query this latter point.

Also I'm not really sure what the relevance of your application statistics are for the question...
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Your maintenance loan, as you know, is paid directly into your bank account. Whether you spend that on rent, tuition, or prostitutes is up to you.

However, how much if any maintenance loan you would be eligible for, I'm not sure. Medicine as a second degree has some additional "clauses", which I believe allows you to be eligible for a maintenance loan only for the preclinical (i.e. non-NHS funded) portion of the degree. However, normally if you are registered as living at home you aren't eligible for a maintenance loan. I would recommend you contact SFE to query this latter point.

Also I'm not really sure what the relevance of your application statistics are for the question...
So if the maintanance loan goes directly into my bank , then in theory could I use that money to fund the tuition fee? Also I have no clue why I decided to put my stats (Must of been my ego). Haha Thanks, you answered my question.
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So if the maintanance loan goes directly into my bank , then in theory could I use that money to fund the tuition fee? Also I have no clue why I decided to put my stats (Must of been my ego). Haha Thanks, you answered my question.
Yes, given the caveats noted above. I had to self-fund tuition fees for a year at uni, and used my maintenance loan to pay for that while savings and my mum helped pay for my accommodation. However this was on the old fees, so my maintenance loan then covered the tuition fee in full - bear in mind currently the maintenance loan is less than the maximum tuition fee (i.e. the standard tuition fee).
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