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Student Finance Over 25 with Part-time Previous Study

Hi all,

So after the revelation that I will actually be attending Uni this year (assuming I have passed some final exams), I have submitted my Student Finance Application. I'm of the understanding that previous part-time finance, as long as I didn't achieve any qualification, does not affect my SF allowance and I will receive the full 3 years (plus one gift year if required) loan. Is this correct?

Additionally, as I'm a self-supported (currently living with parents, but moving away from home to study) 25 year old, and will be almost 26 at the start of the course, I believe that the maintenance loan should be calculated based on my income alone. However, during the SFE application, my income (nor any household income) was not questioned, at all - I did not have to enter any income figures whatsoever.

Is this normal, or should I be getting concerned around about now and reaching out to SFE? There were no questions about my age either. I'm wondering if it's carried over from my previous, part-time application for a different, remote course, but I can't seem to find the details anywhere on my SFE account. Thanks all!
Original post by Mouzey
Hi all,
So after the revelation that I will actually be attending Uni this year (assuming I have passed some final exams), I have submitted my Student Finance Application. I'm of the understanding that previous part-time finance, as long as I didn't achieve any qualification, does not affect my SF allowance and I will receive the full 3 years (plus one gift year if required) loan. Is this correct?
Additionally, as I'm a self-supported (currently living with parents, but moving away from home to study) 25 year old, and will be almost 26 at the start of the course, I believe that the maintenance loan should be calculated based on my income alone. However, during the SFE application, my income (nor any household income) was not questioned, at all - I did not have to enter any income figures whatsoever.
Is this normal, or should I be getting concerned around about now and reaching out to SFE? There were no questions about my age either. I'm wondering if it's carried over from my previous, part-time application for a different, remote course, but I can't seem to find the details anywhere on my SFE account. Thanks all!

Hi there,

If you're studying a full time course and your previous study is part time, then its correct we won't take this into account if you didn't receive a qualification.

If you're 25 before the start of the academic year then we don't take your parents income into account as you're classed as independent.

Thanks,
Claire

Thanks,
Claire

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