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Minimum Maintenance Loan, Despite Studying in London

I have received confirmation that my student loan has been approved (yay), however my maintenance loan is significantly less than expected despite studying in London.

I’m a mature student starting university in September 2024, I won’t be living with either parent, but my maintenance loan is the minimum of £6647.

I’ve checked the SFE calculator and its says that I am entitled to the maximum of £13,348 but alas my confirmation letter (and SFE account) says £6647.

Will my maintenance increase once my place at university is confirmed?
Original post by pepsienjoyer
I have received confirmation that my student loan has been approved (yay), however my maintenance loan is significantly less than expected despite studying in London.
I’m a mature student starting university in September 2024, I won’t be living with either parent, but my maintenance loan is the minimum of £6647.
I’ve checked the SFE calculator and its says that I am entitled to the maximum of £13,348 but alas my confirmation letter (and SFE account) says £6647.
Will my maintenance increase once my place at university is confirmed?

Hi there,

Can you confirm if you're under 25? Have you supplied your parents household income details to support the application?

Thanks,
Claire
Original post by Claire SFE
Hi there,
Can you confirm if you're under 25? Have you supplied your parents household income details to support the application?
Thanks,
Claire


I’m 23, I’ll be 24 when I start university.

I haven’t been asked to supply my parents income as I’m an independent student. I’m currently in the process of having my doctor fill in a form declaring me an independent student as evidence.

Can I ask what changes when I turn 25 ? As I’ll be mid way through the 1st year of university when I turn 25.

Thanks
Hi pepsienjoyer,

Can you confirm what form your doctor is completing?

Thanks,
Calum
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi pepsienjoyer,
Can you confirm what form your doctor is completing?
Thanks,
Calum


The estrangement confirmation form 24/25
Hi pepsienjoyer,

Once you complete this form and send it to us we will be able to assess your for the maximum Maintenance entitlement as an Independent student

Thanks,
Calum
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi pepsienjoyer,
Once you complete this form and send it to us we will be able to assess your for the maximum Maintenance entitlement as an Independent student
Thanks,
Calum


But I have an offer from a university in London and am living in London which should entitle me to more (even if I was staying with parents) than the minimum amount.

Do I need to wait for my university to confirm my place in order to receive the minimum for studying inside London ? Or this all contingent on me being assessed as an independent student ?

Thanks
Hi pepsienjoyer,

£6647 is currently the basic, non income assessed amount for the London rate of maintenance loan

Thanks,
Calum
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi pepsienjoyer,
£6647 is currently the basic, non income assessed amount for the London rate of maintenance loan
Thanks,
Calum


Ok thanks, clearly there’s been a misunderstanding on my end.

So once my doctor has finished filling in this form and I send it off as evidence of estrangement , SFE will reassess my maintenance loan ?
Hi pepsienjoyer,

Yes, that's correct

Thanks,
Calum
Original post by Calum SLC
Hi pepsienjoyer,
Yes, that's correct
Thanks,
Calum


Ok great,

thanks so much for your help
Hi pepsienjoyer,

You're welcome, have a nice day :smile:

Thanks,
Calum

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