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    I'm due to start uni this October and I'm just curious about the payment schedule. I know the details vary from uni to uni and individual to individual, but I'd just like to know, in general, a few things:
    1) I realise the tuition fee loan goes straight to the uni and we don't see it. But the maintenance loan and grant- how is that distributed? Is it normally distributed in 3 termly installments?
    2) If so, how big is each installment? Is the maintenance money simply divided by three, with an equal amount dished out per installment, or are there variations, with some installments larger than others?
    3) Is there any distinction between the maintenance loan and the maintenance grant as far as distribution is concerned? For example, perhaps the grant money is not split up into installments and might be dished out all at once (after all, in my case, it's quite a small amount)?

    Thanks in advance for answering these quite unnecessary questions!
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    The maintenance grant and loan are split into 3 installments which are normally paid around that start of each uni term. So 1 when you start, 1 after christmas and 1 around easter time. The first installment is normally paid to you 3 working days after you first enroll. After this first payment future payments in that academic year should be paid on the days stated in the payment schedule.

    The first 2 payments of both loan and grant should be the same but the 3rd payment will be slightly more as it is meant to cover the summer holidays as well.

    Doesn't matter how small the grant is they will still split it up. It could be £10 and they would probably pay it as £3, £3 + £4.
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    (Original post by flipshot)
    The maintenance grant and loan are split into 3 installments which are normally paid around that start of each uni term. So 1 when you start, 1 after christmas and 1 around easter time. The first installment is normally paid to you 3 working days after you first enroll. After this first payment future payments in that academic year should be paid on the days stated in the payment schedule.

    The first 2 payments of both loan and grant should be the same but the 3rd payment will be slightly more as it is meant to cover the summer holidays as well.

    Doesn't matter how small the grant is they will still split it up. It could be £10 and they would probably pay it as £3, £3 + £4.
    Thanks!
 
 
 

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