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04MR17
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So student finance has been open for months but some of us (myself included) are much less organised and have only just completed the application.


Have you applied for student finance?
Is this the first time you're applying, or are you a returning student?
Are you facing complications with the application process?
Share your thoughts below.



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Only just sent off my birth certificate, oops.
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When’s it due in for i still need to do it
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Just applied for next year as a continuing student
Bit of a rarity as a Welsh NHS bursary student using SFE!
The problems I have are 45 week academic years and my student loan getting reduced as it's my final year!
So I have £1.8k of maintenance loan (I get a reduced loan anyway because of the grant, the reduction is more than the grant) and £1k of NHS bursary grant to take me from the end of August to mid-June. And my term this year doesn't finish until the end of July. With no holidays to work in...
Any other suggestions to get a bit more to live off? Not sure if Student Finance Wales would offer more than Student Finance England (if that's even an option). Or way of appealing as I do have longer academic years to your average student and therefore higher living costs?
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(Original post by Ray_Shadows)
When’s it due in for i still need to do it
End of this month.
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When’s it due in for i still need to do it
You can apply as late as 9 months after your course starts but if you want the money in time for when you begin your course then you better get a shift on.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance/when
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End of this month.
(Original post by 04MR17)
You can apply as late as 9 months after your course starts but if you want the money in time for when you begin your course then you better get a shift on.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance/when
K thank you , I’ve like made an account and everything I just need to go through the actual application- how long does it normally take to finish application (been busy with exam revision)
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K thank you , I’ve like made an account and everything I just need to go through the actual application- how long does it normally take to finish application (been busy with exam revision)
They tell you it will take half an hour and have your bank details ready. Realistically it's 15-20 mins if everything is normal.
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Filled in all I can and saved it, just need someone to check I filled in all the financial details correctly as I can't understand the jargon of P60 forms and stuff. Just a painful application process smh.
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I've filled in my bit...my parents on the other hand :rolleyes: My mum has made the account and not filled in any information and my dad hasn't even managed to make the account...but they know if they don't do it and I don't get it on time they have to cover it so I'm sure they'll get on with it soon after I've nagged them for the 1000th time
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(Original post by ThePhoenixLament)
Just applied for next year as a continuing student
Bit of a rarity as a Welsh NHS bursary student using SFE!
The problems I have are 45 week academic years and my student loan getting reduced as it's my final year!
So I have £1.8k of maintenance loan (I get a reduced loan anyway because of the grant, the reduction is more than the grant) and £1k of NHS bursary grant to take me from the end of August to mid-June. And my term this year doesn't finish until the end of July. With no holidays to work in...
Any other suggestions to get a bit more to live off? Not sure if Student Finance Wales would offer more than Student Finance England (if that's even an option). Or way of appealing as I do have longer academic years to your average student and therefore higher living costs?
although it ll be reduced they should have taken into account your longer course anyway, do they have the right course end date for you?
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