Why do Northern Irish students get less student finance?

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Mirekalexander
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I'm thinking of applying to university in London. The max student finance NI loan I can get is up to £6,780. Compared to student finance England up to £12,010. Why is the amount available to Northern Irish students studying in London nearly half as low? Clearly, the living costs don't differ for all UK students?
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Hiya, I’m not entirely sure tbh. This sounds so discriminatory. I think it’s because universities in NI have a much lower tuition fees compared to the rest of the UK but then again idk how this links to the maintenance loan or studying in London. Surely it’s only fair if u were to receive the same amount as English students?
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Hiya, I’m not entirely sure tbh. This sounds so discriminatory. I think it’s because universities in NI have a much lower tuition fees compared to the rest of the UK but then again idk how this links to the maintenance loan or studying in London. Surely it’s only fair if u were to receive the same amount as English students?
Yes very true. It just made me think about how students are supposed to even cover their accommodation fees. The cheapest accommodation option provided by my university is £7392 for 42 weeks. Not sure what Arlene is thinking there! 😂
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Yes very true. It just made me think about how students are supposed to even cover their accommodation fees. The cheapest accommodation option provided by my university is £7392 for 42 weeks. Not sure what Arlene is thinking there! 😂
Umm.. unless ur not a millionaire that should be no bother haha. How cruel. Why do u lot not have the same opportunities as many of us? Without a maintenance loan, I'm sure no student would survive in London.
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