Student Loan Does't Even Cover Accommodation

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retsymuw
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My situation isn't exactly the norm. I still live with my parents but they are not supporting me financially for uni.

Student loan that I have obviously takes into account my parents income but it's not even enough to cover my accommodation.

Has anyone been in my situation before and if so, what did you do? Don't have family that can help and not scholarships.
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Basically you have to pay for it yourself so savings or a part time job. It’s a pretty common situation. If they ain’t gonna help you out. Work out how you yourself are gonna pay it and if you can’t then save for a year and then go. Loads of people manage
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Id advise speaking to your university financial advisor. They can tell you about any bursaries you may be able to apply for and there's always the hardship fund too if you can provide bank statements. Unfortunately you might have to get a part time job too.
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Basically you have to pay for it yourself so savings or a part time job. It’s a pretty common situation. If they ain’t gonna help you out. Work out how you yourself are gonna pay it and if you can’t then save for a year and then go. Loads of people manage
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Id advise speaking to your university financial advisor. They can tell you about any bursaries you may be able to apply for and there's always the hardship fund too if you can provide bank statements. Unfortunately you might have to get a part time job too.
I have no issue at all getting a part time job. Just concerned I won't land one early on.

I'll check out this hardship fund and will speak to an advisor when I start.
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I have no issue at all getting a part time job. Just concerned I won't land one early on.

I'll check out this hardship fund and will speak to an advisor when I start.
It might be worth talking to an advisor before you start, just so you don't end up in a sticky situation straight away. Most will do appointments over the phone, just that way if there is anything you need to apply for, you can get that all done and dusted. The first few weeks might be quite overwhelming so it's probably best to try minimise your stress as much as possible.
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