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I'm going to be studying Physiotherapy in Sept 2023 hopefully and I wanted to confirm that if I apply for the NHS learning support fund, can I still apply for student finance ?
Original post by idontlikeessays
I'm going to be studying Physiotherapy in Sept 2023 hopefully and I wanted to confirm that if I apply for the NHS learning support fund, can I still apply for student finance ?


Hey!
Congratulations on studying Physiotherapy! I work really closely with physios as a nursing student.

Regarding the NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) and student finance, you can apply for both. Student finance covers the tuition fees and you can also apply for a maintenance loan to cover living costs such as accommodation. The NHS LSF will give you a minimum of an extra £5k income, but you don't have to pay this back, therefore definitely apply for it! Through the scheme, you can also get extra help funds if you have children or dependents, are struggling financially, and will refund you for travel when you are on placement. The LSF is a massive help, so I would definitely recommend applying for student finance and NHS LSF!

I will add the links to both for a bit more information.
NHS LSF: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund-lsf
Student Finance: https://studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk/
Student Finance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/student-finance-how-youre-assessed-and-paid/student-finance-how-youre-assessed-and-paid-2023-to-2024

I hope this information helps!
-Sasha,
3rd Year Adult Nursing Student
Original post by idontlikeessays
I'm going to be studying Physiotherapy in Sept 2023 hopefully and I wanted to confirm that if I apply for the NHS learning support fund, can I still apply for student finance ?


If you are going to study at uni in England, then you can apply to the NHS Learning Support Fund for the training grant and other assistance. To apply you must be eligible for tuition fees and maintenance support from the Student Loans Company, either through Student Finance England (SFE), Student Finance Wales (SFW), Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI). So apply for student finance first and then apply to the NHS Learning Support Fund.

More info here:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7324327
Original post by University of Surrey Student Rep
Hey!
Congratulations on studying Physiotherapy! I work really closely with physios as a nursing student.

Regarding the NHS Learning Support Fund (NHS LSF) and student finance, you can apply for both. Student finance covers the tuition fees and you can also apply for a maintenance loan to cover living costs such as accommodation. The NHS LSF will give you a minimum of an extra £5k income, but you don't have to pay this back, therefore definitely apply for it! Through the scheme, you can also get extra help funds if you have children or dependents, are struggling financially, and will refund you for travel when you are on placement. The LSF is a massive help, so I would definitely recommend applying for student finance and NHS LSF!

I will add the links to both for a bit more information.
NHS LSF: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund-lsf
Student Finance: https://studentfinance.campaign.gov.uk/
Student Finance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/student-finance-how-youre-assessed-and-paid/student-finance-how-youre-assessed-and-paid-2023-to-2024

I hope this information helps!
-Sasha,
3rd Year Adult Nursing Student


Okay, thank you so much!
Original post by normaw
If you are going to study at uni in England, then you can apply to the NHS Learning Support Fund for the training grant and other assistance. To apply you must be eligible for tuition fees and maintenance support from the Student Loans Company, either through Student Finance England (SFE), Student Finance Wales (SFW), Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS), Student Finance Northern Ireland (SFNI). So apply for student finance first and then apply to the NHS Learning Support Fund.

More info here:

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7324327


thank you, and yes i will be studying in england!
Hi sorry to jump on this, I'm considering going to study occupational therapy and panicking about mine and my husband finances. I have a 3 year old and wondering if I'll be able to afford mortgage, childcare and other bills. I know you get help from the nhs, student finance and all but wondering if my husband's pay will be able to cover for the 3 years I go to uni and we won't struggle financially. I really want to go for this but people are discouraging 😞 me saying it is not doable. Any advise will be appreciated
Original post by Flo O’Rourke
Hi sorry to jump on this, I'm considering going to study occupational therapy and panicking about mine and my husband finances. I have a 3 year old and wondering if I'll be able to afford mortgage, childcare and other bills. I know you get help from the nhs, student finance and all but wondering if my husband's pay will be able to cover for the 3 years I go to uni and we won't struggle financially. I really want to go for this but people are discouraging 😞 me saying it is not doable. Any advise will be appreciated

If you are going to study at a uni in England, then you could be eligible for a training grant (£5,000 per year) and parental support (up to £2,000 per year) from the NHS Learning Support Fund in addition to a student finance maintenance loan. You can get an idea of what you might get for the maintenance loan here:

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-calculator

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