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I am a 25 year old woman living with my parents. I have applied to commence University this September 2020 - a full time degree for 3 years. I will be 26 by the time I start my degree.

I'm not sure what to put as my circumstances when applying to Student Finance England. At the moment I am employed full-time (and have been for 7 years) and I live with my parents, paying my own rent and bills.

When I know which University I am going to (either Manchester or Leeds) then my partner and I have decided we will rent a house together nearer to the University. He is 27 and also works full time.

Does that mean my application will assess my entitlement based on my parents earnings, my partner's, or my own?

I won't be working when I get into University as I want to put all my attention into my studies, so my financial situation will change dramatically. I'm just a bit confused as to what to put on my application.

I've heard somewhere that i can be assessed as an individual due to me financially supporting myself for the past 7 years, and also due to my age, but I don't know much else about this?

Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.
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I am a 25 year old woman living with my parents. I have applied to commence University this September 2020 - a full time degree for 3 years. I will be 26 by the time I start my degree.

I'm not sure what to put as my circumstances when applying to Student Finance England. At the moment I am employed full-time (and have been for 7 years) and I live with my parents, paying my own rent and bills.

When I know which University I am going to (either Manchester or Leeds) then my partner and I have decided we will rent a house together nearer to the University. He is 27 and also works full time.

Does that mean my application will assess my entitlement based on my parents earnings, my partner's, or my own?

I won't be working when I get into University as I want to put all my attention into my studies, so my financial situation will change dramatically. I'm just a bit confused as to what to put on my application.

I've heard somewhere that i can be assessed as an individual due to me financially supporting myself for the past 7 years, and also due to my age, but I don't know much else about this?

Your help is greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.
Hi there,

As you are over the age of 25, your parents do not need to support your application.

If you continue to live in your parents house, we would base your Maintenance Loan entitlement on your income only and as you are a student, we do not need to know your earned income.

If you live with your partner, we would need to know his income to determine your Maintenance Loan entitlement.

Thanks, Ashley.
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Hi there,

As you are over the age of 25, your parents do not need to support your application.

If you continue to live in your parents house, we would base your Maintenance Loan entitlement on your income only and as you are a student, we do not need to know your earned income.

If you live with your partner, we would need to know his income to determine your Maintenance Loan entitlement.

Thanks, Ashley.
Hi Ashley. Thank you for your reply.
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