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Student finance and NHS Bursary/LSF

Hello,

I am aware that eligible students can apply for additional support as part of student finance, including: Childcare Grant, Parents' Learning Allowance, Adult Dependants' Grant, and Disabled Students' Allowance.

If receiving the NHS Bursary (and therefore a reduced rate of maintenance loan), are these additional grants no longer applicable (and the NHS Bursary additional support is available instead)?

On the other hand, if receiving the NHS LSF and still able to access full maintenance from SFE, are these grants still accessible?
Original post by fatherly-bridgeh
Hello,
I am aware that eligible students can apply for additional support as part of student finance, including: Childcare Grant, Parents' Learning Allowance, Adult Dependants' Grant, and Disabled Students' Allowance.
If receiving the NHS Bursary (and therefore a reduced rate of maintenance loan), are these additional grants no longer applicable (and the NHS Bursary additional support is available instead)?
On the other hand, if receiving the NHS LSF and still able to access full maintenance from SFE, are these grants still accessible?

Hi there,

What course are you doing and what university is it? Is it undergraduate? Have you started the course?

Thanks, Ross
Hello,

The course would be for 2025 entry, 5 year medicine as UG, so am asking in reference to year 5 (though I understand Grad Entry Medicine is the same from year 2).

I understand NHS LSF is for pre-registration healthcare as opposed to this course but would still be helpful to know if this is different in terms of accessing additional SFE support.
Original post by fatherly-bridgeh
Hello,
The course would be for 2025 entry, 5 year medicine as UG, so am asking in reference to year 5 (though I understand Grad Entry Medicine is the same from year 2).
I understand NHS LSF is for pre-registration healthcare as opposed to this course but would still be helpful to know if this is different in terms of accessing additional SFE support.

Hi there,

Thanks, yes that's correct - if you're entitled to the reduced Maintenance Loan from us this means you aren't entitled to any grants from us as well, unfortunately.

Thanks, Graeme
Hello,

Ok, thank you for confirming. But others doing different healthcare courses can, if they are eligible for student finance, even if using the NHS LSF?
Original post by fatherly-bridgeh
Hello,

Ok, thank you for confirming. But others doing different healthcare courses can, if they are eligible for student finance, even if using the NHS LSF?


If AHP, nursing & midwifery students are eligible for student finance, then they can also apply for the training grant and other benefits from the NHS LSF. It works differently to the NHS bursary for medics and dentists. (I'm not too sure if that is what you are asking :confused:)
Thanks! Sorry, what I was asking was whether students who access student finance and NHS LSF can still access the additional support via student finance, ie Childcare Grant etc. I understand NHS Bursary students can't - seems like people with reduced rate of loan can't access the support but as NHS LSF students can get full rate, they'd be eligible?
Original post by fatherly-bridgeh
Hello,
Ok, thank you for confirming. But others doing different healthcare courses can, if they are eligible for student finance, even if using the NHS LSF?

Hi there,

For year 5 of a medicine course it would only be the reduced rate of Maintenance Loan you can receive.

Thanks, Ross
Hello,
Yes, thanks I understand that and have had part of my question answered. What I am now asking is if I am doing a pre-registration healthcare course that is eligible for both student finance and the NHS Learning Support Fund, can I still access additional support via student finance, eg Childcare Grant and Disabled Students' Allowance?
Hi fatherly-bridgeh,

To be eligible for the NHS Learning Support Fund you need to be eligible for SE undergraduate support, the Childcare Grant and DSA would be included in this

Thanks,
Calum
Hello,
Thanks for confirming.
Original post by fatherly-bridgeh
Hello,
Thanks for confirming.

You're welcome. Any further queries please let us know. Thanks, Ross

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