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sandwich year and student finance

during my placement year, can I apply for a maintenance loan and do I need to let SFE know that I am going on placement? TIA

Congrats on your placement offer :wink: It is a big deal!

You might be eligible to apply for student finance during the placement year. Although, you may be entitled to less than you receive in a standard study year. I would suggest you check that with a student finance team at your university or by contacting Student Finance England directly.

When re-applying for the loan, you will see some questions about the placement year, which you would need to fill in. That is how you inform them about your placement year.

I hope that makes sense :h: If you have any more questions, I will be more than happy to answer them!

Take care,


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