independent student loanWatch
If you're an independent student your income and your partner's income is assessed.
You're classed as an independent student if:
you're 25 or older
you have a child
you have no living parents
you are or have been married or in a civil partnership
you've supported yourself for three years
you're estranged from your parents.
OK so I take it your likely only going to be able to be independant if you can show you lived on enough earnings yourself for at least 3 years before the start of your first year of study.
Simply living away from parents does not class you as independant in the eyes of student finance if your under 25.